|Leatherman Named Racing Secretary at
James Leatherman has been named racing secretary
at Retama Park. He replaces Larry Craft and Mike Shamburg, who resigned
as the track’s Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse racing secretaries,
respectively. Both have taken year-round posts with Magna Entertainment
Leatherman, 32, has been employed at Retama since the track opened in
1995. He has been assistant racing secretary for the past three years.
Craft will continue to serve as the director of racing and racing secretary
at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a position he has held since 1997.
Retama Park’s 2005 Quarter Horse meet runs from April 29 through
June 19. Nominations for the Retama Park Futurity (G1) and Retama Park
Derby (G1) are due on February 15. For more information, including a stall
application, visit the track’s website at www.retamapark.com.