(Edited Gulfstream Park release)
Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 19 that Dan Bork will serve as racing secretary during the 2010 meet. He succeeds Doug Bredar, who held the position for one year.
Bork, 39, is racing secretary at Ellis Park, assistant racing secretary at Keeneland and Churchill Downs, and steward at Kentucky Downs. He is the son of Bob Bork, former president of Sam Houston Race Park, and the nephew of Bill Bork, president of Penn National Gaming and Racing.
Bill Murphy, president and general manager of Gulfstream Park, said "Dan certainly has the bloodlines for a great career in racing, but he has more than that: He has proven to us – through his work effort, through his knowledge of the industry and through the positive relationships he has cultivated with horsemen – that he is an up-and-coming star in this business. We’re very happy to have him with us this winter."
Bork, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, holds a degree in Business Management from Kutztown University in southeastern Pennsylvania.
He other experience includes stints at Turfway Park, Garden State, Atlantic City and Arlington Park.
"My work at Churchill and Keeneland keeps me in contact with the top trainers in the world, and, while I’ve never worked in Florida, I look forward to working with the horsemen there," Bork said. "People who know me will tell you that I’m not one of those ‘It’s my way or the highway’ kind of guys. I need to hear from all horsemen. I need their input. We work together, it’s that simple."