A New York businessman and thoroughbred owner has been named chairman of the New York Racing Association.
The Reorganization Board of Directors on Wednesday unanimously ratified Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of Anthony Bonomo to serve as NYRA chair. The 56-year-old replaces David Skorton, who left over the winter.
Bonomo is president and CEO of Administrators for the Professions, a management company, and attorney-in-fact for Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers. He also operates Brooklyn Boyz Stables.
“Horse racing is important to New York state’s economy and culture and I am proud of the work my colleagues and I have done over the past few years to improve the industry for the horses, jockeys, backstretch workers, owners, bettors and fans,” he said in a statement. “As a native New Yorker, business owner and horse enthusiast, I am fully committed to expanding New York’s reputation as a global leader in thoroughbred racing.”