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Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra
Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra

If you ask Parx Racing officials about Sal Sinatra, they talk proudly about how he managed to attract Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to the Philadelphia-area track last September, generating overflow crowds and a record-shattering betting day. "Biggest day they've had here at the track," said Joe Brauckmann, a racing official at Parx, the former Philadelphia Park. "They estimated 18,000 people were here. A lot of people took the accolades, but Sal was the guy." Sinatra, 50, a Parx manager for 15 years, took over in December as vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which oversees the state's two largest tracks,...

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