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Aaron Gryder and Mike Smith at Santa Anita | Nate Newby
Retired jockey Aaron Gryder has been appointed to the postion of Vice President, Industry Relations for 1/ST RACING. Gryder will serve as a liaison between 1/ST RACING and industry stakeholders to help advance health, safety and rider reforms with a focus on jockey outreach. He will act as an ambassador for 1/ST RACING in California, Florida and Maryland.
Gryder will be based in Florida and will report directly to Aidan Butler, 1/ST’s chief operating officer and will be a media spokesperson for the company. He will also be a primary point of contact for horsemen stabled at 1/ST RACING venues.
“We are excited to welcome Aaron to the 1/ST RACING team in this vital new role,” said Butler. “Aaron’s depth of experience as a professional jockey and work with industry stakeholders is a perfect connection to ensure our communications and relations between tracks, stakeholders and the public is transparent, detailed and consistent. His extensive knowledge of the racetrack is incredibly valuable as we continue to elevate our safety protocols and promote 1/ST RACING.”
Added Gryder: “I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the forward-thinking team at 1/ST RACING to bring our sport into the future. As a jockey I conducted myself in a manner that displayed my love for the horses and respect for the great sport of horse racing. I will bring the same enthusiasm and work ethic that helped me to be successful throughout my career as a jockey to my new role.”
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