The People Behind the Project

It is because of the love of Thoroughbred racing and a love for Minnesota that the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project was born. The people behind the project are passionate not only about the sport, but the people and the horses behind the sport.

Joe Scurto Executive Director

Joe is a 25-year veteran of the horse racing industry, last serving as Deputy Director of the Minnesota Racing Commission from 2014-2019. He is now the Executive Director of Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project. Joe has worked directly with horse people, breeders, racetrack management, and horse owners to further advocate for the horse racing industry throughout his professional career. The vision he brings to this project aligns with its benefactors, and his enthusiasm for the mission is central to the selection of Joe to spearhead this initiative. 

Tracey Scurto

Tracey Scurto Special Event Coordinator

Tracey Scurto has coordinated a number of fundraising events, managed volunteer organizations, and staged numerous social events. Tracey’s professional career has offered experience in management and customer service, which has been beneficial to the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project.