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New General Manager takes over at The Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Meadowlands Racetrack, home of the $1.5 million Hambletonian, has appointed Mike Newlin as General Manager. He will assumed his duties beginning Monday, September 19.

"Mike's enthusiasm for promoting a great live racing experience and commitment to excellent customer service made him a perfect fit for this position," noted track operator Jeff Gural. "I was impressed by his passion for the sport, which is what we need in a general manager. Mike's operational background and strong relationship building skills will help make the Meadowlands a long term success."

Newlin previously served as director of pari-mutuel operations at several horse and greyhound racing facilities, including Canterbury Park Racetrack in Minnesota. He was director of operations at the Nebraska State Fair.

"This is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved," said Newlin. "Together we will create an atmosphere that welcomes new patrons to the track while preserving our current fan base. Jeff Gural and I share the same vision regarding changes the racing industry needs in order to survive and thrive in the future. The New Meadowlands Racetrack will be an entertainment destination that promotes world class racing in a friendly, fun environment."

Other appointments announced were Gerald Wiemann as Director of Finance and Mona Vaccarella, Director of Human Resources.

09/08 13:07:45 ET