||Magna Entertainment Corp. Names Johnsen
President of MEC Operations in the Southwest
On August 14,
Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) announced that Corey Johnsen has been
named the President of MEC Operations in the Southwest, as announced by
MEC Chairman, Frank Stronach. In that role, Johnsen will be responsible
for Lone Star Park and Remington Park and all MEC governmental activities
in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as the operating agreement with Maroñas,
the national racetrack of Uruguay.
"Corey has been with MEC since 2002 and has a great passion for
horse racing," said Stronach. "In his new position, he will
be able to maximize the MEC resources in the southwest, working with the
existing General Managers Drew Shubeck at Lone Star Park and Scott Wells
at Remington Park."
Johnsen is currently the President of Lone Star Park and will have that
same role at Remington Park. A 30-year veteran of the horse racing industry,
Johnsen is the President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, an industry
trade organization which represents a majority of race tracks in North
America. During his career, Johnsen has worked at Lone Star Park, Remington
Park, Louisiana Downs, Arlington Park and Turf Paradise.