Flynn to Direct Maryland Breeders' Association

Mike Flynn, former executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc., has been hired to replace Tim Capps, former executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. Capps began working Jan. 1 as an executive with the Maryland Jockey Club.

Flynn has ties to Maryland. He graduated from Bel Air High School and ran the Curraugh, his father Desmond's horse farm in Cecil County. Flynn also operated horse farms in Virginia and New York.

"We needed a quarterback," said Mike Pons, president of the Maryland breeders' association. "And Mike is the New York quarterback we were able to lure to our team. He comes to the job almost more like the founders of our organization, as a horseman. He'll hit the ground running and throw a lot of touchdowns for us."

Flynn will start his new job in early February, Pons said.