04/26/2012 2:26PM

Starlight Racing hires Donna Barton Brothers

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Donna Barton Brothers, the former jockey and current racing television analyst, has been hired by the racehorse partnership group Starlight Racing as its new chief operating officer, Starlight said on Thursday.

In the position, Barton Brothers will “work closely” with Starlight’s managing partners, Jack Wolf and Donnie Lucarelli, on Starlight’s racing operations, marketing and business development, Starlight said in a release. Barton Brothers will also continue to work as an analyst with NBC Sports and Television Games Network, the release said.

Starlight owns Algorithms, a 3-year-old colt who was one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby before being sidelined with an ankle injury. The partnership also previously campaigned the champion Ashado.

Barton Brothers’s husband, the former trainer Frank Brothers, is a bloodstock agent for Starlight.