Dan Fick Takes NM Commission Job on Interim Basis

The one-time AQHA director of racing will serve as the commission's executive director for 90 days, starting January 4.

Paulick Report

The New Mexico Racing Commission has hired Dan Fick as interim executive director.

Dan Fick will serve as interim executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission, effective January 4.

A veteran racing industry executive and official who served as director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association for 20 years, Fick told the Paulick Report that he has given a 90-day commitment to the commission to help in the hiring of a permanent executive director. Fick, who works as a steward at Prairie Meadows in Iowa, added that he is not a candidate for the New Mexico position.

Fick will temporarily replace Vince Mares, who earlier this month resigned from the executive director position he held since 2009. Fick also served as executive director of The Jockey Club from 2003-09, and he has worked as a steward in Indiana, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Iowa.

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