The man in charge of all racing-related operations at Indiana’s two racinos is stepping down. Brian Elmore, vice president of racing with Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming, will retire February 26.
Centaur Gaming owns and operates Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. Elmore has worked for the company for nearly 20 years.
"Throughout my more than 40 years in the racing industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work at nearly every level and for multiple operators, and I can truly say that my years with Centaur Gaming have been my best and most rewarding," said Elmore. "To be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of horse racing is something that is rare in our industry. I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity and to work with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, multiple Indiana horsemen associations, and Centaur’s more than 2,000 dedicated team members who all share my same passion for the sport."
Centaur says Elmore was instrumental in the opening of Hoosier Park after joining the company in 1995. In his career, Elmore also served as vice president and general manager of Ellis Park in Kentucky and Bandera Downs in Texas.
"Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand have grown into nationally-recognized, premier racing facilities and Brian’s hard work and dedication has significantly contributed to that effort," said Jim Brown, president and chief operating officer of Centaur Gaming. "We are grateful for Brian’s leadership and passion for Indiana’s horse racing industry and his exceptional commitment to its advancement."
The company says Rick Moore and John Schuster will lead day-to-day racing operations for Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand, respectively.