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Axelrod Elected President Of Sacramento Harness
Monday, January 14, 2008 - by Scott Ehrlich, Publicity Director, Sacramento Harness Association

Ivan Axelrod, a current Board member of the Sacramento Harness Association, and Chairman of the United States Trotting Association, has been elected to become its President.

With the resignation of Ralph Scurfield as President of the Board of Sacramento Harness Association (SHA) effective January 2008, the SHA Board met earlier last week and elected Axelrod.

During Scurfield’s term as President and Chairman, which began in early 2005, Mr. Scurfield led the company’s operation of harness racing at Cal-Expo. Scurfield was appointed to the California Horse Racing Board for an un-expired six-month term by Governor George Deukmeijan in January 1991 and was re-appointed by Governor Pete Wilson in July 1991. Scurfield served six years as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, and also served as chairman of the Cal-Expo Fair Board. Scurfield, who is currently the President of The Scurfield Company, Inc., Property Management, will continue with the SHA organization as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jack Coffey remains as Vice President and Vickie Desomer as Secretary/Treasurer.