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Cal-Expo meet fills key positions
Monday, August 29, 2005 - from the Sacramento Harness Association

Sacramento, CA -- The Sacramento Harness Association, who will be the new operator of Cal-Expo Raceway, beginning September 23, has announced the hiring of local television personality Gary Gelfand.

"Gary will host the nightly inter-track broadcast, as well as anchor our weekly Comcast Sports Network television show, plus host our weekly radio show each Saturday morning on KHTK 1140, the sports leader in Sacramento," Chris Schick, general manager of Sacramento Harness, said.

Gelfand was previously the sports anchor and host of “Good Day Sacramento” on KMAX-TV in Sacramento, and prior to arriving in Sacramento he anchored for CNN Sports Illustrated in Atlanta.

"We are extremely fortunate to get a broadcaster with Gary's talent," Schick said.

In addition, Janet Burnett, formerly of the Sacramento Union, has been appointed director of marketing, and Sharee Green has been named director of group sales.

Former U.S. Trotting Association director Robert Gordon will also join the group, as director of backstretch operations, and Sandee Baker will be in charge of new owner development and owner relations.