New General Manager At 3R

Published: July 2, 2017 01:27 pm EDT

Trot Insider has learned that Hippodrome 3R has a new general manager.

Murielle Thomassin, a familiar name and face to harness racing industry participants more for her work off the track, has accepted the role.

After an initial meeting with 3R principles in early June, Thomassin explained that the track was looking for someone new, fresh and young yet familiar with and to the industry. And according to Claude Levesque, President of the Quebec Jockey Club, Thomassin fit the bill.

"She knows the industry, she knows the people, she knows the horses and that was the profile we were looking for," said Claude Levesque, President of the Quebec Jockey Club. "For us, the Board members, we need to focus more on the OTBs and government relations...She's been with us for a week and we're really happy with what we've seen so far."

A native of Quebec, Thomassin worked in Quebec for trainers Serge Turenne and Mario Lachance and then in Ontario with Rick Zeron's stable before moving into an office role with Standardbred Canada's Member Services Department.

Thomassin moved on from SC to a position with AgriCorp, a Crown agency that deals with farming insurance and then to ACC (Agricultural Credit Corporation), an agricultural loan agency. Her first week has been full of long days but Thomassin welcomes the challenge.

"I'm very happy," Thomassin told Trot Insider. "It's not easy, but I love it. I think I'm going to be a good fit."



Bonne chance, Murielle, enjoy my couple of annual trips to H3R. I'm sure you will answer the challenge.

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