Lab director leaving race commission

SPORTS DIGEST

August 05, 2006|By SANDRA MCKEE

Thomas Lomangino, who followed in his father's footsteps to become the director of the Maryland Racing Commission Laboratory in College Park, is leaving the post after 18 years to become the director of the United States Equestrian Federation Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory in Ithaca, N.Y.

In Maryland, Mike Hopkins, executive director of the MRC, said Lomangino, 51, will be missed for his dedication and ability. Lomangino's assistant, Dawson Wood, will run the program until a permanent director is named. The position is open to applicants until Aug. 21.

"In the new job, I'll be testing horses in competitive programs - the Olympic dressage and hunter jumper programs - that go on year-round," Lomangino said. "It's going to be exciting."

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