According to Global Gaming Solutions, parent company of Remington Park and Lone Star Park, Scott Wells will be retiring from his position as president and general manager of both tracks on December 17th, the end of the Remington Park meet.
Wells has been president and general manager of Remington Park since 2005 and has worked there since 1990. He moved into the same position at Lone Star Park in 2013.
Wells, an Oklahoma native, trained both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses for 17 years before moving into a 31 year career in racetrack management. He has also worked as assistant general manager at Hollywood Park, general manager at Ruidoso and helped reopen tracks in Uruguay and Mexico.
"Scott Wells is an icon in the horse racing industry and a mainstay at Remington Park across parts of four decades," Skip Seeley, CEO of Global Gaming Solutions, said in a press release. "His steady guidance and his deep expertise of track operations have been integral to the success of both Remington Park here and Lone Star Park in Texas. He helped create Remington Park as a destination in the racing industry and he leaves a legacy of superlative service both to horsemen and racing fans in Oklahoma, across the country and around the world."
"Through all the accomplishments, the changes and the challenges in racing, working with the Remington Park team has been the highlight of my career," Wells said in the press release. "From the hundreds of employees to the thousands of customers and people involved directly in the horse business, I have been blessed with friendships which will last a lifetime."
"I am eternally grateful for the leadership of Global Gaming Solutions and the Chickasaw Nation for entrusting me with the reins of both Remington Park and Lone Star Park. For me it has been a constant labor of love and there's no denying I will feel a special pang of remorse when I hand off that final trophy for the Springboard Mile on December 17. However, I know the traditions of excellence started by that initial leadership group of 1988 will continue long after I have moved on."