Jason Hockwalt has been named director of mutuels and simulcasting at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Hockwalt has been serving in that position as the interim director since December 2008.
A native of Anderson, Ind., Hockwalt first began at Hoosier Park in 1996 as a camera operator for the audio visual department. He later accepted a position in the audio visual department at the Fort Wayne OTB facility owned by Hoosier Park. Hockwalt returned to Hoosier Park in 2007 to fulfill the assistant mutuel manager position.
"Moving Jason into the director of mutuels and simulcasting position has been an easy transition for us,” said Jeff Smith, general manager of racing. “Jason has been a member of our team for more than a decade, serving in several different capacities, so his knowledge of our company and the racing industry is very valuable.”
Hockwalt oversees the daily mutuel operations for the racing division at Hoosier Park. He also assists and secures venues taking Hoosier Park’s live racing cards all around the United States as well as select locations internationally.
Hockwalt and his wife, Michelle, reside in Anderson. They have two sons, Sam, age nine and Ben, age five. (Hoosier Park)