Jonathan Zammit grew up in Mississauga, ON aware of the importance of Woodbine Racetrack in the Toronto sports landscape, but when he took a job as the track’s vice-president of thoroughbred racing operations in January of 2017, he had to explain his new career to his parents. “My parents didn’t understand the allure because I’m first-generation Canadian. They grew up in a country where horse racing wasn’t really a sport for them,” Zammit said. “They understood what Woodbine does and is, but they didn’t understand the depth of the job. They didn’t understand how a (race) card comes together. So, there certainly was some explaining about purses and all that.” Zammit recently took on more responsibility after long-time race secretary Steve Lym left in December of 2018 to take the same position at Santa Anita racetrack in California. “Steve was an amazing colleague,” Zammit said. “What I learned from Steve…
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