Help Wanted: Omaha Exposition And Racing Seeking CEO

Omaha Exposition and Racing is seeking a new CEO. Explore a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help the Nebraska horse racing industry usher in the casino era. Omaha Exposition and Racing manages two racetracks owned by the Nebraska HBPA. Work for a board of directors committed to increasing live days and purses rather than shareholders’ equity and dividends.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ management experience in the racing industry, excellent customer service skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to provide an entertaining product that will attract a new generation of race fans. Prefer a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Program or University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program and/or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

A qualified applicant can expect to be reimbursed commensurate with their experience and abilities, as well as a generous bonus structured on growth of both racing and casino operations.

The position will report to the president of the board.

Duties:

-Responsible for creating, training and maintaining a staff dedicated to ensuring successful live race meets, generating the best possible experience for our live, simulcast, and casino guests; and increasing live, export and import handle.

-Ensure track maintenance team provides and maintains a safe racing surface for our human and equine athletes as well as a clean and safe stable area.

-Work with Racing and Gaming Commission to ensure all licensure is properly maintained and that all necessary submissions occur in order to conduct live and simulcast racing operations.

-Work with racing secretary to develop and enforce stabling and racing policies that encourage and promote stables of all sizes and provide a condition book consistent with the caliber of horses on the backside.

-Ensure all employees foster a good working environment with each other and our casino partner.

-Work with state vet and stable vets to ensure all horses entered to race or preparing to work are sound and healthy.

-Work with promotions team to attract sponsorships for stakes, overnight races and backside (turn-out) awards.

-Work with HBPA and financial staff to determine purse budget and structure, stakes schedule.

-Assist in recruitment of horses and racing personnel.

-Work with Nebraska Breeders’ Board to keep them informed of Breed Stakes Races, Stallion Awards, A&B Breeders’ Awards and purse supplements to be distributed at OER meets.

-Any other duties as assigned.

Interested parties email resume, qualifications and references to: bobm@nebraskahorsemen.com

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