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Top executive for Stronach Group is being sent to Santa Anita to revitalize track

Top executive for Stronach Group is being sent to Santa Anita to revitalize track

After the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, the Stronach Group’s top executive will leave his East Coast base and move to Arcadia to try to revitalize Santa Anita Park.

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Racing Group, is being sent west to help “implement best practices,” Sal Sinatra confirmed to The Times. Sinatra is the Maryland Jockey Club president and general manager.

Ritvo was unavailable for comment.

Ritvo is known as Frank Stronach’s fix-it guy, having helped transform racing at Gulfstream Park and successfully moving racing in Maryland to Laurel Park for most of the year. Pimlico runs only 12 days a...

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