Mike Ziegler

Executive Director of Racing at Churchill Downs, Inc.

Mike Ziegler is Executive Director of Racing at Churchill Downs, Inc., a position he has held since January of 2015.  He is responsible for managing CDI’s role in the Thoroughbred industry.  Ziegler has worked in Thoroughbred Racing since 1995 and has held positions at Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, YouBet.com and NTRA.  It was through his role at NTRA that he became involved with TAA.  His role with NTRA was as Executive Director of the Safety & Integrity Alliance, which featured a focus on tracks’ aftercare programs.  The formation of TAA aligned directly with the goals of the Safety Alliance.  He joined the efforts of TAA at the very beginning, serving as an early interim Executive Director and continuing as a Board Member.

TAA helps the Thoroughbred Industry care for horses when their racing careers are complete.  We serve a vital role in accrediting organizations that care for the horses and raising much needed funds to enable them to continue to do great work in caring for our magnificent athletes.  I am proud to be a part of TAA.