Experienced racing manager Daniel Rankin is set to join Hove
Rankin set to swap Shawfield for Hove
BY JONATHAN KAY OF THE RACING POST
DANIEL RANKIN is set to take over as Hove racing manager next month so ending a long association with Shawfield.
Ian Smyth, director of stadia for Ladbrokes Coral, said: “It's not all confirmed yet but we've got a provisional agreement for Daniel to join in mid-September and he's coming down next week to finalise everything.
“I'm delighted as Daniel is just what Hove needs in terms of having great experience and being a strong manager who will be joining what is already a very good team.”
The imminent appointment of Rankin ends a near three months search for Hove after it was announced that current racing manager Jeff Piper was to step back from heading the team although remaining at the track.
For his part, Rankin said: “It's a big move and one I'm not making lightly as it means uprooting a young family.
“It's going to be a wrench leaving Shawfield after 16 years but this is a fantastic opportunity and I'm looking forward to what will be a big challenge."
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