Ron Walker has been named The Jockey Club steward for Finger Lakes Racetrack and will the place of Samantha Randazzo, who was appointed as The Jockey Club steward for The New York Racing Association tracks. Walker has been involved with horse racing since 1981 and has been an owner, breeder, trainer, and racing official. Prior to becoming steward at Finger Lakes, he was the state steward for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, spent nine years as the presiding steward for the New Mexico Racing Commission and also worked as a steward at Mahoning Valley Race Course and at Calder. He is Racing Officials Accreditation Program certified.
“Ron’s many years of experience in the racing industry make him an excellent candidate to fill the role of steward at Finger Lakes,” said Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club.