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Wednesday, November 23, 2022Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Samantha Randazzo Named The Jockey Club Steward at NYRA Tracks

Samantha Randazzo has been named The Jockey Club steward for the New York Racing Association. She takes the place of Dr. Jennifer Durenberger who was appointed as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Equine Safety & Welfare Director.
The appointment was announced by Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club.

“We are pleased for Dr. Durenberger in her new role with HISA,” Janney said. “Samantha’s experience as a steward at Finger Lakes and her many years working in the racing industry make her the ideal person to step into the role as The Jockey Club steward for NYRA.”

Randazzo will begin her role as NYRA steward on November 25, 2022. She has been The Jockey Club steward at Finger Lakes since August 3, 2020. Prior to that, she was the alternate state steward for the Division of Pari-mutuel Waging for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Tallahassee, Florida, and also worked in licensing and as a veterinary technician for the department.

Randazzo also worked as an entry clerk and placing judge at Colonial Downs Racetrack, New Kent, Virginia, and as a safety steward for the National Steeplechase Association, state steward for the Minnesota Racing Commission, alternate state steward for the New Jersey Racing Commission, and state steward for the Illinois Racing Board, among other positions within the industry.

Randazzo received her accreditation as a steward from the Racing Officials Accreditation Program for Thoroughbreds in 2014 and for Standardbreds in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / History from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, and a law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio.

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