Former NYRA Chairman, CEO Kenny Noe, Jr. Dies at 84
By Eric Wing | 05/20/2013 05:31 PM ET
Kenneth “Kenny” Noe, Jr., former president, chief executive officer and chairman of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) board died Sunday at the age of 84.
Noe, who served as a racing secretary and steward at NYRA during the 1970s, was hired as president and general manager of the organization in October, 1994. In September, 1995 he was elevated to chairman of the board of trustees, and in December of 1996 was named chairman and chief executive officer. He resigned as board chairman and CEO in October, 2000.
A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Noe held a variety of positions in the racing industry at more than a dozen tracks. In addition to New York, Noe served as racing secretary at a number of major venues in the East and Midwest including Hialeah, Garden State Park, Arlington Park and Washington Park. He also spent 11 years as the president and general manager of Calder Race Course from 1979-90. A past director of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Noe was also a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and the Miami Heart Institute.
He is survived by his son Jeff and daughter Holly. Funeral arrangements are pending.