09/29/2015 10:24AM

Cambra joins DRF to head business development


Ben Cambra, a longtime racing executive, has been hired by Daily Racing Form as the company’s new senior vice president of business development and sponsorships, the company announced.

Cambra, who has four decades of experience working in horseracing, will oversee Daily Racing Form’s sales and marketing operations while also being responsible for syndication of the company’s content and reaching partnerships with industry organizations, Daily Racing Form said.

Cambra will fill a role vacated by Jeff Burch, who resigned in June as Daily Racing Form’s vice president of advertising to oversee the group-purchasing plan at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Since 2010, Cambra has headed an advertising firm he founded based out of Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, Cambra was a vice president at Winnercomm, a Tulsa, Okla., company that has extensive horseracing television production experience.

John More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cambra, I think that a good place to start concerning business development, is concerning the ability to actually read or view the daily reports concerning horseracing. i.e. In my opinion, I have a yearly subscription of Quick Sheets. In addition, I'll buy different packages (such as the Triple Crown, Breeders Cup, etc.) through DRF. Then, I purchase 35 - 50 paper forms throughout the year at the KY. tracks. But, I still have to pay $100's just to read on line. This is not right. And, it's not just my opinion. The folks that I know or meet at the track feel the same way. Now, I get my info from the Tracks themselves, Blood Horse, ESPN, etc. I can't recommend DRF + because I don't believe in it or understand it myself. That's part of the reason that myself and my friends are staying with TVG and/or TwinSpires (both of which I use) for placing bets. I figure that I will not receive a reply. But, I did wish to voice my opinion. Thank you Sir! John in KY.
lgoldfeder More than 1 year ago
Hi John, We appreciate your feedback and respect your decision to use whatever product and service works best for you. DRF Plus is designed as the ultimate supplement to the DRF PP's combining handicapping and editorial content that can help give you an edge. DRF Plus is valuable because it is not just news articles. It includes a number of reports that previously were for sale on our site including the Key Race Report, ROI Report and the Game Plan which points out key plays throughout the race day. In addition you have access to DRF Live which provides timely on-track updates from our handicappers and writers. We also added Simulcast Daily, which features valuable information that can be useful in planning for a single race date or an entire meet. If you purchase a PP plan that is 1 month or longer DRF Plus is included for free. If you play with DRF Bets, and wager a minimum of $300 per month, DRF Plus is also included for free. Please contact me directly with any additional questions at lgoldfeder@drf.com. Best regards and happy handicapping, Lonnie Goldfeder DRF Director of Player Development