Richard F. “Happy” Broadbent IV, Ellen McClain, and Josh Rubinstein, have been appointed by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America to the Equibase Management Committee.
Broadbent replaces Bill Mudd, who served two years as a member of the committee. McClain replaces Hal Handel, who served two terms as a member, and Rubinstein replaces Craig Fravel, who served as a member since 1996 before being named president of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. earlier this year.
Other members of the committee are Peter Berube, Christopher McErlean, and Mike Rogers representing the TRA; and Sherwood Chillingworth, C. Steven Duncker, James L. Gagliano, Ian D. Highet, Nick Nicholson and Ogden Mills Phipps representing The Jockey Club. Nicholson is chairman of Equibase, a partnership between The Jockey Club and the TRA that serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database.
Broadbent became a vice president of CDI in 2007 after his family-owned Bloodstock Research Information Services, Thoroughbred Sports Network and their related online betting platforms were acquired by the company. He is general manager of CDI’s Lexington division that includes BRIS and the customer support center for TwinSpires.com. Broadbent is also a Thoroughbred owner and breeder.
McClain joined NYRA in 2009 and served as the organization’s senior vice president and chief financial officer before being promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in October of this year. Before joining NYRA, McClain served as the vice president of finance for Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Prior to that, McClain served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Granite Broadcasting Corporation.
Rubinstein joined the Del Mar staff in 1995 and served as the track’s director of marketing from 2003 until his promotion to vice president for development in 2008. His responsibilities include sponsorships, corporate marketing, simulcasting and wagering development and broadcast production. Rubinstein also worked for ABC Sports for several years upon graduation from San Diego State University.