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Houghton named racing director

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Robert “Cammie” Haughton.

Yonkers Raceway has named Robert “Cammie” Haughton to the newly created position of director of racing.

Haughton had been serving as a consultant to the raceway. He is a former presiding judge at both the Meadowlands and Yonkers racetracks. He also was assistant race secretary at Saratoga Raceway and had a career as a trainer-driver. 

He is the son of Harness Hall of Fame member Billy Haughton

Bob Galterio, COO of Yonkers Raceway, praised Haughton’s experience.

Haughton said, “I definitely believe Yonkers’ product is as good as any in the sport, and all of us are committed to getting the racing fans to take notice.”  

Haughton’s father was one of the top drivers and trainers in harness racing. He died in 1986 as a result of severe injuries suffered when he was thrown from his sulky during a race.

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