Montcrief New Canterbury Track Super
Oaklawn superintendent will work at Canterbury this summer.
January 6, 2015
George Moncrief will serve as Canterbury Park's track superintendent for the 2015 race meet, which begins May 15.
Moncrief, who for a decade has worked at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will oversee track maintenance at the Shakopee, Minnesota, racetrack.
“I am looking forward to this opportunity and am anxious to get to Canterbury this spring,” Moncrief said.
He is scheduled to begin at Canterbury April 15, prior to the stable area opening for training. Until then he will continue his assistant track superintendent position at Oaklawn, which begins its meet Friday and races until Arkansas Derby Day, April 11.
“I have heard a lot of good things from Oaklawn trainers that also operate stables at Canterbury. I know that I will inherit an excellent track maintenance crew and will be working with a racing administration that stresses safety, as their admirable record indicates,” Moncrief said.
Moncrief replaces Javier Bajaras, who resigned in September to take a similar position at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.
Canterbury Park will conduct a 70-day racing season that concludes September 12.
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