Jillian Tullock, currently the Maryland Jockey Club’s assistant racing secretary, will join the National Steeplechase Association staff on Sept. 4, the NSA Board of Directors announced on Friday.
“Jillian Tullock brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the National Steeplechase Association, and we welcome her to the organization,” NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri said. “She also is an accredited steward and will have an immediate impact on our racing program.”
She has been the assistant racing secretary for Maryland’s Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course since 2000. A graduate of Ithaca College in New York, she spent summers working in the racing office of New York Racing Association tracks.
After graduation with a degree in sports management, she held various positions at Colonial Downs and Maryland’s tracks before being promoted to the assistant racing secretary position. She graduated from the stewards accreditation program in 2009 and has served as a steward at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.
“Jillian Tullock will be a tremendous asset to the NSA, the racing program, and our race meets,” said NSA Director of Racing Bill Gallo Jr., to whom Ms. Tullock will report. “With her experience in Maryland and Virginia, she knows many of our horsemen and has worked with them. Her experience as an accredited steward will also be a great benefit for the NSA.”
Ms. Tullock said she looked forward to joining the NSA team in Fair Hill, Md. “Joining the NSA staff is a wonderful opportunity for me,” she said. “The goal is to provide the best possible racing program for the NSA race meets, and I am looking forward to working with Bill Gallo to achieve that objective.”
Ms. Tullock’s husband is Tim Tullock, a former Maryland trainer who currently is a handicapping commentator on the Maryland Jockey Club’s video programming. They have two children, twins Sofie Leigh and Tessa Jayne, 8.