New chief operating officer at Breeders' Cup
USA: The Breeders' Cup announced on Tuesday that Bob Elliston, president and CEOof Turfway Park, has been named chief operating officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd.
Bob Elliston: excited by new role
Elliston had spent the past 13 years at the helm of Turfway Park in northernKentucky, leading the company through a period of innovation which saw it become the first track in North America to install a synthetic racing surface.
"We are proud to have selected one of the most talented, highly regarded andrespected individuals in the thoroughbred racing business as our chief operating officer," said Breeders' Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel.
"Bob's value as a leader and expertise in co-ordinating operations with our board,management and with host tracks for the Breeders' Cup will be a terrific asset to our company."
Elliston, who replaces Matthew Lutz, said: "It is very difficult to place into words the excitement that I feel to be selected to join such a world-class organisation as the Breeders Cup."