O'Dea quits track marketing job

January 11, 1991|By MARTY MCGEE | MARTY MCGEE,Sun Staff Correspondent

LAUREL -- Lynda O'Dea has resigned from her day-to-day position as marketing director at Laurel and Pimlico race courses to start her own consulting business, track president Joe De Francis announced yesterday.

O'Dea, who has worked at the tracks since 1984, will retain a working relationship with both tracks. She has been given the title "vice president and consultant."

De Francis also announced the appointment of Tim Capps as vice president of racing and public relations. Capps, former editor of Thoroughbred Record magazine, now defunct, leaves his position as vice president at Matchmaker Services.

In another shift, track superintendent John Passero has been given the title "vice president of turf and race courses."

* Seven Lords, winner of 15 races last year, notched his first triumph of 1991 with a rallying victory in a $25,000 allowance at Laurel yesterday.

Hooliganisim finished second in the 6 1/2 -furlong race, one length behind.

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