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Volume 23 No. 17
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Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group

Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park
Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park
Photo: Courtesy of Santa Anita Park

Tim Ritvo was a thoroughbred racehorse jockey and trainer before becoming a racetrack executive and being named as chief operating officer of The Stronach Group in 2012. The Stronach Group operates some of the largest racetracks in the world, including Gulfstream Park in South Florida; Pimlico, home of the Preakness Stakes; and Santa Anita Park in the Los Angeles area. Ritvo has been focused on improving the business and operation of Santa Anita and recently revealed extensive long-term plans for upgrading the facility, including adding barns for more horses, widening the turf course and seeking more racing days on the calendar.