Widaman Takes DRF Business Development Job

Fritz Widaman is leaving the NTRA for a position with Daily Racing Form.

Fritz Widaman, who has headed marketing efforts at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since 2003, has been named to the newly created position of director of sales and business development for Daily Racing Form.

Widaman will move into his new post Nov. 30 after having the title of vice president of business development for the NTRA. Widaman, 43, will be responsible for growing Daily Racing Form's digital platform from both advertising and market development standpoints, according to a Nov. 20 release.

Widaman will work with senior management to expand digital marketing programs and initiatives engineered to grow the company’s racetrack partner business. He also will manage the DRF Midwest advertising sales operation and will be based in Lexington.

“We are delighted to have Fritz join us in this important new role,” DRF chief executive officer John Hartig said in a statement. “As we continue to develop and introduce new print and digital products and tools to serve our horseracing fans, there has never been more important time to focus DRF’s vast content, marketing, database, and distribution resources to the task of connecting our industry partners with DRF’s audience in targeted and innovative ways.”