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Todd steps down

Published:Friday | September 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Richard Todd

President of the United Racehorse Trainers' Association, Richard Todd, has decided to step down from the top post and a new president will be elected on Tuesday, September 16.

Todd has served as president from the inception of the United Trainers' Association (URTA) four years ago.

He cited the unsatisfactory state of the racing industry for calling it a day.

Todd said he is so frustrated by the day-to-day running of the industry by the Jamaica Racing Commission and Caymanas Track Limited, among others, that it's time for someone else to take over the reins of the association.

The annual general meeting of the URTA will be held in the Trainers' Room on Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m.

The main item on the agenda is the election of officers. Sources close to the association say trainer Dale Murphy is the front runner for president.