01/28/2011 2:54PM

Thistledown general manager leaving post


Brent Reitz has announced his resignation as general manager of Thistledown in North Randall, Ohio, and plans to assume the duties as the vice president of operations at Northfield Park, a harness track located approximately six miles from Thistledown. Caesars Entertainment, the owners of Thistledown, is bringing in Lee Dillard, vice president of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, to supervise the opening of the Thistledown season on April 23.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Reitz worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers for eight years before his 20-year stint with Thistledown.

“There is a sadness in leaving Thistledown,” said Reitz. “I’ve been supported by great employees and horsemen. I’ll miss them all.”