Two Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executives have been promoted "to reflect the organization's top-level leadership team's equal stature and balance," according to a press release from the track.
DMTC president and CEO Joe Harper said senior vice presidents Craig Dado and Josh Rubinstein each now will carry the title of executive vice president, putting them in line with its two other executive vice presidents, Mike Ernst and Tom Robbins. Dado will also add the title of chief marketing officer and Rubinstein's title will include the designation chief operating officer. The change is effective immediately.
"Our leadership group has worked in balance since we put our current executive arrangement in place in July 2011," Harper said in a statement. "I lean heavily and equally on them for their expertise and special competence in their individual fields. They are an outstanding foursome and Del Mar is lucky to have men of their ability to take us forward. These title changes simply reflect the true nature of their shared leadership roles."
Previously, Dado, 47, had carried the title of senior vice president, marketing. He had originally come to work at Del Mar in 2001. Rubinstein, 43, had been listed as senior vice president, development. His full-time starting date at the track was in 1995.
Ernst, 57, currently carries the title of executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer. He first started at Del Mar in 1991. Robbins, 59, is the track's executive vice president, racing and industry relations, as well as its racing secretary. His first season at Del Mar was in 1968.
Del Mar's upcoming 74th summer race meet is scheduled to open on July 17 and run through Sept. 4.