11/06/2013 1:51PM

P.J. Campo named vice president of racing for Stronach Group


P.J. Campo, formerly vice president and director of racing for the New York Racing Association, has been named vice president of racing for the Stronach Group, the company announced on Wednesday.

Campo will oversee the Stronach Group racing operations as well as assist Tim Ritvo, the chief operations officer for Stronach Group and president of Gulfstream Park. Campo will be based primarily at Gulfstream Park, which now races year round and will kick off its 2013-14 championship meeting on Nov. 30.

Campo resigned his position at NYRA on Monday.

The Stronach Group operates Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel, Pimlico, Golden Gate Fields, and Portland Meadows.

“We’re thrilled to have P.J. as a member of our team,” said Ritvo. “We’re proud to have someone of P.J.’s extensive knowledge of the industry. With our championship meet coming up, P.J. will provide support and aid our racing secretary, Jeff Noe, as well as his team.”

Campo said: “I’m honored to join the Stronach Group for this fantastic career opportunity. I look forward to being a part of such an industry innovator who is admired throughout the world for its commitment and investment to the Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred racing.”

Paul More than 1 year ago
PJ is not that bright. He just has been at NYRA a long time. I know him since he was a kid and constantly writing races for those that pull the strings finally caught up with him. Moving to Stronach, an industry that loses how many millions of dollars a year? Is actually a demotion. At least he did not have to deal with this winter.
Frances Frances More than 1 year ago
Long live the Campo legacy to this beautiful sport!
Frances Frances More than 1 year ago
Long live the Campo legacy in thoroughbred racing!
Frances Frances More than 1 year ago
Let the Campo legacy live long in thoroughbred racing!
Rufus More than 1 year ago
The stench from the Cuomo know-nothings proved too much. P.J. must have asked why Cuomo didn't indict and prosecute Cuomo's political cronies, who were caught red-handed and involved in the Aqueduct Entertainment Group's bid-rigging casino scam. He must have been told, that it was just a case of honor among thieves, huh?
R. Carlos Nanez More than 1 year ago
We will see how long he stay working for the Stronach group, the fact that nobody stay in that group very long, makes me believe Stronach must be a pain in the.....to work for.
Ross Cohen More than 1 year ago
Its a shame that nyra refused to elevate mr. campo to the position he ultimately deserved so that the governor could use him like a political pawn. Years of fuller fields and elevated handle go unnoticed and unrecognized im a dead organization. The stronach group has made a tremendous acquisition at nyras loss. Good luck p.j. and good luck mr. panza on the shoes you now have to fill
Jerome More than 1 year ago
NYRA will be sorry they lost Campo. He got a raw deal from the NYRA/Governor political roller coaster. After 16 years he gets the shaft for a Hollywood racing secretary. The new guy better get his roller skates on, New York Racing isn't a cake walk like Hollywood was. I don't see this working out to good for the trainers and owners stabled in NY. Best of luck to Campo.