10/24/2004 11:00PM

Capps exits Maryland job

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Tim Capps, the executive vice president of the Maryland Jockey Club, will leave his position as of Sunday, officials for the MJC said Monday.

Capps, who did not return phone calls on Monday, played a large role in the MJC's political strategies. He came aboard at the MJC at the beginning of 2002, when the association began aggressively seeking slot machines at Maryland racetracks. The effort has so far been unsuccessful.

Six months after Capps was hired, a majority interest in the MJC was purchased by Magna Entertainment Corp., the racetrack conglomerate.

Capps had previously worked at the MJC from 1991 to 1995, in the association's marketing and communications departments. From 1995-99, he was executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.