Magna Entertainment Corp. Names Drew Shubeck Vice-President and General Manager for Lone Star Park

Magna Entertainment Corp. announced on Friday, February 3 that it has appointed Drew Shubeck to replace Jeff Greco as Vice-President and General Manager of Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

"We are pleased to bring the vast experience and leadership of Drew Shubeck to Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie," said Don Amos, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, MEC. "In recent years, the dynamics of the Texas horseracing and breeding industry have rapidly changed with expanded gaming opportunities in neighboring states. Drew has a proven track record in this type of climate and is the ideal person to lead our efforts, fulfill our vision and adapt accordingly in the future. Jeff played an important role in the development of Lone Star Park and we wish him the best in future endeavors."

Shubeck had been the general manager of MEC Pennsylvania Racing at The Meadows since 2002. There, he was responsible for overseeing both on-track and off-track betting operations for The Meadows and its four off-track betting locations. Prior to that appointment, he served seven years as an associate general manager for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and was responsible for both Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands Racetrack.

"I'm thrilled with the opportunity to join the Lone Star Park team," Shubeck stated. "Like many Texans, I have a great passion for the horse and live horseracing. I look forward to working with this great group of employees to ensure that we continue to deliver a high level of customer service to all guests, horsemen, corporate partners and community leaders."

Before his tenure with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, Shubeck was a regional representative with AmTote International where he led several racetrack system conversions and had exposure to all levels of pari-mutuel technology. Before his involvement with racetrack management, Shubeck was an owner, trainer and breeder of Thoroughbred horses in his home state of New Jersey. He also served as an Executive Board Member for the United States Trotting Association and the Harness Tracks of America Boards.

Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC) is North America's largest owner and operator of horse racetracks, based on revenue. It develops, owns and operates horse racetracks and related pari-mutuel wagering operations, including off-track betting facilities. Additionally, MEC owns and operates XpressBetÒ, a national Internet and telephone account wagering system, and Horse Racing TV(R), a 24-hour horse racing television network, as well as RaceONTV and MagnaBet internationally.

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