The New York Racing Association announced Feb. 15 that Anthony J. Bonomo has been appointed by the New York State Senate to NYRA’s board of directors.
Bonomo, 51, is currently the president and CEO of administrators for the Professions Inc., the management company and Attorney-in-Fact for Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, one of the largest medical malpractice carriers in the United States and the second largest in New York State with more than 12,000 insured.
“We are very pleased that Anthony will be joining our board of directors,” said NYRA chairman C. Steven Duncker. “His combination of financial acuity and passion for the racing industry will be a tremendous asset to the board.”
Shortly after his introduction to horse racing five years ago during a visit to Saratoga, Bonomo formed Brooklyn Boyz Stables, named for the borough where he was raised.
“My entire family fell in love with the sport,” Bonomo said. “A week after our first visit to Saratoga, we purchased our first two horses.”
Last year, Brooklyn Boyz Stables sent the filly Connie and Michael to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Bonomo has a barn of predominantly New York-bred horses, and all seven of his broodmares reside in the Empire State.
Bonomo is excited about the opportunity to help New York racing.
“My business background and experience as a horse owner are the two most important things I can bring to the Board,” Bonomo said. “I’m going in with no preconceived notions, and my place will be to listen and contribute wherever I can.”
In addition to his position at Administrators for the Professions, Bonomo is currently a commissioner for the New York State Office of Parks in the Long Island region and a board member for the Association for the Help of Retarded Children and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International’s Brooklyn/Queens Branch.
Bonomo graduated from St. John’s University in May 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In 1984, he received a Law Degree from St. John’s.