Christopher Dragone has been appointed director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He will succeed Joseph E. Aulisi, who is retiring effective Dec. 31.
Unable to travel to Saratoga Springs for the national Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4, retired jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela will receive his commemorative jacket and plaque on Sunday in a special induction ceremony at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Beth Sheffer has been promoted to curator of collections at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Jan. 31.
John T. von Stade, the longest-tenured president in the history of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., completed 16 years of service Aug. 11 and was named chairman of the museum's Board of Trustees.
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