Edited press release
Patrick Mahony has been promoted to the senior vice president of mutuels, the New York Racing Association announced April 9. His previous title had been vice president of pari-mutuel operations. Mahony joined NYRA in 2003 after working at Gulfstream Park, Calder, Hialeah, Atlantic City Race Track, Garden State Race Track, and Monmouth Park.
“At NYRA, Pat has worked diligently to position our mutuels department as one of the finest in the industry,” NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward said. “He’s put a solid management team in place while establishing the highest standards of credibility and integrity. In addition, Pat has worked with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and industry organizations on national tote strategies and protocols.”
His grandfather, Mort Mahony, established the pari-mutuel system at Pimlico a centruy ago and later bringing this form of wagering to tracks throughout the East Coast and Canada, including New York, where in 1940 he established the pari-mutuel wagering system at Belmont Park and Saratoga. All three of Mort Mahony’s sons worked in the pari-mutuel business, most notably Pat’s father Riggs Mahony who, through his Mahony Organization, operated mutuel systems at tracks in Florida, the Mid-Atlantic circuit and at many other locations nationwide.
In addition to directing the NYRA mutuels department, Mahony is a member of NYRA’s leadership committee.