02/16/2016 12:09PM

David M. Ingordo appointed to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission


David M. Ingordo, a bloodstock agent, has been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to fill a commission seat vacated when the agency’s former chairman, Robert Beck, resigned late last year, according to the commission’s website.

Ingordo will be sworn in at a meeting scheduled for Friday, the first meeting of the KHRC since Dec. 1, when Beck resigned effective Dec. 7, the last day of the term of outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear.

Beshear actually appointed Ingordo to a commission seat just prior to leaving office. Although Ingordo was appointed to serve out Beck’s term through 2017, he was not appointed the chairman of the KHRC.

Beshear was succeeded by Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican who has yet to name a chairman to replace Beck.

Ingordo lives in Lexington and is most prominently known for recommending that Jerry and Ann Moss purchase a yearling that would later be named Zenyatta. Bought for $60,000, Zenyatta won 19 of 20 starts and was named Horse of the Year in 2010 and champion older female from 2008-2010. 

Chas More than 1 year ago
A bloodstock agent on the racing commission board - why? This the type of move that is more about cronyism then about what is best for the sport aka going to help the sport.... This selection is equal to the appointment of Bo Derek to the CHRB...just another waste of an appointment....