Jay Dailey was elected president of the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association for 2013, the organization said Jan. 30.
Dailey, a licensed real estate broker, auctioneer, and horse show judge, replaces Dr. Scott Rake, an owner/breeder and oral surgeon who served for three years.
"Scott has left some big shoes to fill, but it is a dynamic time in Minnesota racing and I am honored to be selected to lead the MTA at this juncture," Dailey said in a release. "We'll be bringing back our Upper Midwest 2-year-olds in training sale this spring as well as building upon the great success we had last year with our yearling sale.
"Excitement and optimism have never been higher here in Minnesota, and I look forward to a very exciting 2013."
There has been renewed interest in racing and breeding in Minnesota because of a long-term agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community that will increase purses by $75 million over a 10-year period.
"It was time to step down and make way for some new leadership," Rake said. "The association has a lot of capable members, and from time to time it is necessary to make way for a new voice and new ideas."
Rake will continue to serve on the executive board as treasurer. Mary Green was re-elected vice president while Lisa Duoos was re-elected secretary.