USTA's Lane to serve as judge at Red Mile's GC meet
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The Red Mile opens its two-week Grand Circuit meet on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, and a new face will be in the judges’ booth as the U.S. Trotting Association’s (USTA) chief operating officer T.C. Lane will serve as associate judge. Lane will join associate judge Jim Grow and presiding judge Tim Schmitz for the eight afternoons of racing that concludes on the Kentucky Futurity day program on Sunday, Oct. 6.
“I am looking forward to being in Kentucky,” said Lane, who also serves as a judge at some Ohio fair tracks. “The Grand Circuit meet is always an industry acknowledged pearl, and to participate at that level is quite an honor. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to be in the stand at this historic racetrack.”
Lane currently sits on the board of directors for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program and is a past director of officials for the USTA, and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission executive director Marc Guilfoil couldn’t be happier with the resume he brings to the booth.
“I am thrilled T.C. will be with us for the Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile,” said Guilfoil. “He has the highest credentials, and he also brings a wealth of experience and professionalism that is hard to find.”