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Jeff Gregory
Biography
Jeff Gregory
Jeff Gregory
Jeff Gregory is one of the top catch-drivers in the sport of harness racing. The third-generation horseman has been involved in the sport his entire life and has been driving since 1984. The son of Sue and Gary Gregory grew up in Churchville, N.Y., and moved to New Jersey full time in 1999. He currently resides in East Windsor with his wife, Helene. Gregory was raised with a very strong work ethic. He is currently training and driving a stable in New Jersey. He has more than 6,800 wins and $70 million in purses in his career. His biggest victory as a driver came when he piloted Jalopy to the title in the 2005 Hambletonian Oaks. In 2011 he won the Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt trot with Chapter Seven. Gregory is a three-time USTA District 8 Driver of the Year and was the 2002 USHWA Rising Star Award winner.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
905 Club House Blvd
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Phone: 609-306-9872 - Fax: 609-918-1450  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)

Jacquie Ingrassia
Biography
Jacquie Ingrassia
Jacquie Ingrassia
Jacquie Ingrassia has been active in the Standardbred sport for more than 50 years as a driver. Ingrassia has more than 1,100 lifetime victories (only Bea Farber- Erdman has more victories among female drivers) and has more than $6 million in career earnings. She has trained only trotters for the past 25 years since teaming up with the famed Arden Homestead Stable. In 2000, she became the first woman to ever win a Triple Crown event when she guided Goalfish to the winner’s circle in the Yonkers Trot. Ingrassia won the Goldsmith Maid in 2004 with Aeronautess, a Striking Sahbra daughter, owned by Ingrassia and the Arden Homestead Stable. She also combined with Sandi Fisher to become the first woman to complete both ends of a daily double. Among her other top horses over the years are Zitomira, Valeris, Hot Off The Press, Gladhand and Turn The Paige. She is an inductee of the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame. She served for 25 years as a director of the SBOA of New Jersey and is a member of the SPHO of New Jersey and Farm Bureau of New Jersey. She is also very active in placing non-racing Standardbreds. Ingrassia and her husband, Frank, have a son, Steven, a SWAT team officer in Maryland.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
39 Imlaystown-Highstown Rd.
Allentown, NJ 08501
Phone: 609-529-2519 - Fax: 609-259-2984  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Membership Director)

Christopher McErlean
Biography
Christopher McErlean
Christopher McErlean
Chris McErlean has been vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc., since January 2007, over-seeing the company’s pari-mutuel facilities (including USTA members Bangor Raceway, Dayton Raceway, Plainridge Park and The Meadows), and three joint venture properties (including USTA member Freehold Raceway), in addition to four off-track wagering locations and a national account wagering operation. A racing fan since the age of 9, McErlean started in the sport as a public handicapper at the age of 14 for the Delaware County Daily Times and served as an intern in the publicity department at Brandywine Raceway from 1985-1989. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1989 with a B.S. degree in economics/finance and earned a M.B.A. degree in marketing from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1991. From June 1989 to March 1992, he was the executive assistant at Harness Tracks of America. He joined the Meadowlands in March 1992 as the director of marketing and simulcasting, and during his tenure held the titles of assistant general manager for marketing and simulcasting, associate general manager for marketing and development, vice president and general manager and vice president of racing operations for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. McErlean served as president of Harness Tracks of America from 2002-2004. He is a past president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and a board member of the Thoroughbred Racing and Protective Bureau and Equibase Management Committee. He and his wife, Michele, have two children, Maura and Cara.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
c/o Hollywood Casino 777 Hollywood Blvd
Grantville, PA 17026
Phone: 717-469-3313  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Track Director)

Jason M Settlemoir
Biography
Jason M Settlemoir
Jason M Settlemoir
Jason Settlemoir is the COO/GM of New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW at Bayonne, N.J., and is vice president of racing, simulcast and sponsorship for American Racing and Entertainment (Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs). Settlemoir was appointed to the board of directors for American Racing and Entertainment in September 2011. He is also simulcast director for the Little Brown Jug, as well as the second announcer; vice president of Harness Tracks of America; past president and chairman of the U.S. Harness Writers Association; Grand Circuit Director; Little Brown Jug Society Director; and was appointed a member of the USHWA Hall of Fame Screening Committee in 2016. Settlemoir is also active in the sport as a Standardbred owner and has owned in whole or part many racehorses, including part of world champion trotting mare Perfect Alliance and in 2017 Ohio Sire Stake three year old pacing champion Drunk On Your Love. He was awarded the 2006 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Lew Barasch Breakthrough Award for his work in opening up Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and was inducted into the Upstate New York Chapter of USHWA’s Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2014 he was awarded the USHWA Monticello-Goshen Chapter “Good Guy” award for his “youthful enthusiasm and passion for our sport, combined with his progressive thinking which has positioned the sport for the next generation.” In 2017 Settlemoir received the President’s Award from the United States Harness Writers Association for his hard work and dedication to the sport of harness racing. In 2011, he received the Tioga County United Way Appreciation Award. Settlemoir sat on the board of directors for the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Tier Red Cross and the Tioga County United Way, where he was chair for the annual campaign drive before making his move east. Jason and his sons Jeffrey and Travis reside in Cream Ride, NJ. Born in the Buckeye State, Settlemoir is an avid fan of Ohio State sports and Cleveland Browns football. Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends along with watching sports and fishing in the ocean.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ  07073
Phone: 201-460-4025  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Track Director)