Louisiana Downs fills two key positions

By TONY TAGLAVORE, Journal Sports

With less than a month until its thoroughbred meet begins, Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack has made two key hires.

Pending Louisiana State Police approval, Kato Moy will become the property’s general manager. Moy comes to Bossier City from California, where he was senior vice president and general manager at Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs.

It is a homecoming of sorts for Moy, who earned his master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

The Downs has also hired Mitch Dennison as its racing general manager. Dennison has been a long-time assistant for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen.

Louisiana Downs’ 84-day meets starts May 7 and runs through Sept. 27. Track ownership has stressed a commitment to upgrade facilities and purses to strengthen the racing product, hoping to attract more fans to watch and wager.

Photo courtesy of Louisiana Downs.