11/30/2001 1:00AM

Delaware names racing secretary


Sam Abbey, a racing official with more than 25 years of experience at numerous race tracks throughout the East Coast and Midwest, has been appointed the new racing secretary at Delaware Park.

Abbey replaces Daniel Eidson, who was dismissed after one season on the job shortly after the meet ended in early November.

Abbey most recently spent nine years as racing secretary at Hialeah Park.

Delaware Park also announced the retirement of John Rooney, vice president for finance who worked for 44 years in various positions at the track.