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Thursday, November 08, 2001Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Names Curran VP of Corporate Communications

Bob Curran Jr. has been named vice president of corporate communications for The Jockey Club, it was announced today by Hans J. Stahl, the president of The Jockey Club.

The appointment is effective immediately.

“Bob has been a real asset in our Communications Department over the past three years and has handled an increasing variety of responsibilities in that time,” Stahl said. “We’re confident that his experience, industry contacts and leadership skills make him the right person to direct the wide-ranging communications efforts of The Jockey Club and its family of companies, especially as we undertake the corporate restructuring we announced back in August.”

Curran will report to the president of The Jockey Club and will continue to be based in the New York office.

Curran joined The Jockey Club staff as the director of special communications services in December, 1998. He had previously served as the director of media relations and development for Thoroughbred Racing Communications (which was located in The Jockey Club’s New York office) from 1987 through 1998.

Prior to that, he was the media coordinator for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) from 1982 until 1987. He joined NYRA after a three-year stint as a sportswriter and columnist for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette.

In December, 2000, Curran was elected to a two-year term as president of the Turf Publicists of America (TPA). He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he received a B.A. in journalism.

Curran, 48, resides in West Islip, N.Y. with his wife Andrea and daughters Meghan, Caitlin and Mary Theresa.