Kreimer New MJC Director of Health and Safety
Jeff Kreimer, who retired as a captain for the Baltimore County Fire Department and has been a member of the Maryland Jockey Club Emergency Medical Services team, was hired in February as the MJC Director of Health and Safety.
Kreimer replaces Ryan Allen, who left the MJC to pursue another opportunity. Kreimer, 56, and his wife, Karen Zeiler, live in Perry Hall in Baltimore County. The couple has been active in the racing industry as owners and breeders.
The Preakness Stakes post-position draw will be held Monday, May 15, at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore and will include a public concert by English musician John Waite, who is known for his many popular songs in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
After days of negotiations, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association reached an agreement with the Maryland Jockey Club on hiring consultant John Passero to examine the Laurel Park dirt surface and make recommendations for its improvement in the wake of a string of equine injuries during training and racing.