Pam Cross Appointed to the Standardbred Advisory Board

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2004

Governor Joseph E. Kernan has appointed Pam Cross to the Standardbred Advisory Board. Cross, a third generation horse person, has been involved in the Standardbred Industry for over thirty-five years. She grew up helping her father and grandfather train Standardbreds. Cross currently holds a general trainers license and assists her husband, Jay, with their public stable. Cross can also be found clerking or charting at many of the county fairs, and has worked in the race office at a few pari-mutuel tracks. In addition, Cross holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Toledo and works part-time during the winter months at the Elkhart General hospital. Cross is enthusiastic for the opportunity to serve on this Board and states, “I feel that with my many years of experience behind the scenes that I can make a fair and respectable contribution to this Board.”

Cross joins Jeff Henson, Richard Link, Nancy Sabatini, Randy Dever, Scott Snyder and Ex-Officio member Jessica Barnes on the Standardbred Advisory Board. Members Scott Snyder and Randy Dever were recently re-appointed for additional three-year terms by Governor Kernan.

The Standardbred Advisory Board furthers the Indiana Standardbred Industry by advising the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on the Indiana Sires Stakes and Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Program. In addition, the Board continues to work in cooperation with the Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committee, Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs and the Indiana Standardbred Association to ensure the continued development of the fast growing Indiana Standardbred Industry.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Barnes at (317) 233-3120 or by e-mail at