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New race director at Willowdale Steeplechase

12/12/2013 02:33PM, Published by ACL, Categories:



Dixon Stroud recently announced staffing changes at the Willowdale Steeplechase. 

Katy Donovan is the new race director, Lisa Hatcher Coggins is the associate race director and Mini Young is assisting in the office and on race day. Laurie Prysock, former director, is now the co-chair of the publicity committee.

Donovan is known in the community for her involvement in education. She served as president of the elementary, middle and high school and Unionville-Chadds Ford School District PTO. She is also vice-president of the Chester County Skating Club, having served as president in the past.

Stroud also announced that renowned artist Sarah Lamb Larned and former steeplechase jockey Jacob Chalfin were elected to the board of directors of the Willowdale Steeplechase. 

The 22rd running of The Willowdale Steeplechase will take place on May 11, 2014.

The Willowdale Steeplechase benefits the Stroud Water Research Center, the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Quest Therapeutic Services.


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