Dan Fick was officially named executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club today. Fick was executive director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association since 1985.
Fick will be based in The Jockey Club's office in Lexington and will report to the president of The Jockey Club. He is tentatively scheduled to start in late March.
During his tenure at the AQHA, Fick was responsible for marketing and promoting racing opportunities and events for American Quarter Horses. He also served on numerous industry committees, including the American Horse Council's Racing Advisory Committee, the NTRA Thoroughbred Industry Council,
the Racing Medication and Drug Testing Consortium, the advisory council of the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America board of directors, among others.
Fick, an alumnus of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, was the assistant director of racing at the AQHA from 1980-1983 and then served stints with the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering before returning to the AQHA in 1985.