Posted: June 25, 2021
Sal Sinatra has been named president of Equibase Company LLC by the Equibase Management Committee, effective June 21, 2021. He succeeds Jason G. Wilson, who left Equibase in April to join The Stronach Group.
“Sal is a longtime participant in the Thoroughbred industry, and the Equibase Management Committee knows he will be a valuable asset to the Equibase team,” Equibase Chairman Ian D. Highet said. “His analytical background, management experience, and firsthand knowledge of every aspect of racing will guide Equibase in developing a strategic path forward for its products and services.”
Sinatra double majored in Mathematics and Statistics from Rutgers University, during which time he was an assistant clerk at the Daily Racing Form. In 1985 he became a racing official at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in New Jersey and was also an assistant racing secretary at Beulah Park in Columbus, Ohio.
From 1990 until 1999, he was president and ownership partner of TSNS, which was acquired by The Jockey Club as part of InCompass Solutions. He then spent 15 years as Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary at Parx Racetrack and Casino in Pennsylvania before becoming president and general manager of Maryland Jockey Club in 2014.
“I have spent my entire career in Thoroughbred racing and have worked with Equibase since its inception,” Sinatra said. “I have tried to be an innovative leader and that will be reflected in my leadership of Equibase. My experience as a technician and working at racetracks puts me in a unique position to maximize what Equibase has to offer the industry.”
(Jim McCue photo)