Background – My wife, Kristina, and I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with our two dogs Auggie and Zizi. We also have a cat named Jake, who thinks he runs the house! I grew up a few furlongs from Belmont Park in Floral Park, NY, and all it took was one family day trip to the racetrack in the summer of 1993 to change my life forever. Holy Bull’s Hall of Fame career was just getting underway, Julie Krone had just won the Belmont aboard Colonial Affair, and I was a fan for life after watching my first race! I spent the rest of high school (I graduated from Floral Park Memorial) covering Thoroughbred racing for the town’s local newspaper, The Gateway. Those stories – many focused on Cigar and the run-up to the 1995 Breeders’ Cup at Belmont – helped me land a New York Turf Writers Association scholarship. I graduated from LIU Post (2000) with a BA in communications. I played lacrosse (goaltender) in high school and college and still love lacrosse to this day.
Industry Experience – Fortunate to have worked with a great team at the New York Racing Association for nearly 17 years, both in the pressbox and on television. My NYRA co-hosting duties included Thoroughbred Action, Inside Racing, Talking Horses, and the inaugural season of both Belmont Live and Saratoga Live. Kristina and I moved to South Florida in early 2017 where I spent four years as a key member of The Stronach Group, “quarterbacking” the daily television coverage at Gulfstream Park. Blessed to have worked with an outstanding group of people at TSG. Sharing my love of the game over the airwaves is a trait I have always been proud of, and that passion is going to meld perfectly with West Point Thoroughbreds.
Interests – Outside of Thoroughbred racing – which will always be the #1 driving force in my life – I love music (90s alternative is my sweet spot), hockey (suffering NY Rangers fan), lacrosse, hiking, running, and paddleboarding. My three favorite all-time horses are Holy Bull, Cigar, and Uncle Mo!