Churchill’s Ziegler to Speak at Canterbury

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association is sponsoring a talk by Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of Racing at Churchill Downs (CDI), on Sunday, July 19th at Canterbury Park in the Wild Horse Saloon for the 10:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry on a national basis, especially his thoughts on our own State-bred program and how it compares nationwide!

As CDI’s Executive Director of Racing, Ziegler focuses on and supports the company’s commitment to the U.S. Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. Ziegler joined CDI in January, 2015, with nearly 20 years of industry experience. He has served since 2009 as the Executive Director – Safety & Integrity Alliance for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) where he has overseen self-regulatory efforts to enact substantive improvements in safety and integrity in the racing industry. Prior to his work at the NTRA, Mike served as Senior Vice President for (2008-09), Vice President for Hollywood Park Racing Association (2005-08), Vice President and General Manager for Bay Meadows Racing Association (2004-08), Vice President for Bay Meadows Operating Company Properties (1995-2008), and Vice President and General Manager for Santa Anita Park (2001-04). He was also the Executive Director for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance from 2012-13.

Ziegler will be responsible for championing CDI initiatives to enhance the racing and breeding industry and will serve as a representative and the liaison between CDI and the industry.

There will be coffee and donuts at 10:00 a.m. and Ziegler’s presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. with time for questions and answers before wrapping up by noon.

You can RSVP to the event at


1 thought on “Churchill’s Ziegler to Speak at Canterbury

  1. It’s ironic he is heading all of these things considering how poorly their operation is doing. In an industry that needs to rely on off track betting. The need to use Twinspires has single handedly destroyed Churchill downs and Arlington park.


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