The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario announced in late March the appointment of Steve Lym as Executive Director.

“We are excited to have Steve back in Ontario.” HBPA President Sue Leslie said. “Steve has comprehensive experience and knowledge of the horse racing industry, especially within Ontario.”

Lym moves his tack North from Palm Meadows training center in South Florida where he has overseen significant facility reinvestments for two years as a 1/ST Racing senior vice president of racing development and general manager of Palm Meadows.

Prior to Palm Meadows, Steve was racing secretary and vice president of racing at Santa Anita.

Steve formerly spent more than 40 years at Woodbine Entertainment Group. From 2003 to 2013 Steve served as racing secretary, then in 2013 became director of racing until his departure to 1/ST in 2018.

“I’m proud to return to my Canadian racing roots. Ontario racing has a magnificent history and world class resources,” Lym said. “I think my experience will be valuable serving Ontario horsemen.”

Gulfstream Park has reportedly assigned Corey Barberito to newly oversee Palm Meadows. Barberito moves from the Gulfstream mutuels department and has formerly worked for trainer Dallas Stewart.

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