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District 11
John Hensley, Jr.
John Hensley, Jr.
John Hensley, Jr.

John Hensley Jr. is the track director of USTA District 11. Spending his early childhood years in Baltimore, Md., he formed an affinity for harness racing through family trips to Laurel and Freestate, and that affinity only grew after his family relocated to Delaware in the late 1970s and began racing their own horses on the Delaware circuit at Brandywine, Dover and Harrington. Upon graduation from Wesley College in 1993 with a B.S. degree in engineering, Hensley briefly pursued a professional baseball career before returning to the business of harness racing in 1997 at Harrington Raceway. He has held various positions in the racing industry, including that of television analyst and simulcast director, and has held his racing secretary license since 2003. He received his M.B.A. degree from Wilmington University in 2008, is a member of various local organizations in his home state, was inducted into the Wesley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014, and is currently GM and senior director of horse racing and sports at Dover Downs.

1131 N. Dupont Highway, P. O. Box 1412
Dover, DE 19903
Phone: 302-857-3234 - Fax: 302-734-3195 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Track Director)