Arlington's Arnold New President of TRA

Roy Arnold is the new president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations.

from the Thoroughbred Racing Associations

Arlington Park president Roy Arnold was elected the 34th president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations at its annual board of directors' meeting Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, Nev. Arnold, who succeeded Sam Houston Race Park president Robert Bork at the conclusion of his two-year term, has served on the TRA board for the past two years.

The TRA board elected Chris McErlean and re-elected Randy Sampson as TRA vice presidents. Also re-elected were Sherwood Chillingworth as secretary, Bill Fasy as treasurer, and Chris Scherf as executive vice president.

McErlean is vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming Inc.; Sampson president and chief executive officer of Canterbury Park; Chillingworth executive vice president of Oak Tree Racing Association; and Fasy chief operating officer at Delaware Park and Ocean Downs. Scherf has served as executive vice president since 1988.

The TRA is a non-profit trade organization formed in 1942 to serve as a unified and unifying voice for Thoroughbred racetrack owners and operators. The TRA has 47 member associations that conduct racing at 43 tracks in the United States and Canada.