The Jockey Club’s Jim Gagliano: From Monmouth mailroom to the corner office

Photo courtesy of The Jockey Club

Photo courtesy of The Jockey Club

At the New York offices of The Jockey Club in the heart of midtown Manhattan, president and CEO James Gagliano hails, as one would expect, from the corner office. Not as commodious or luxuriously appointed as those of other Manhattan high-flyers, the modest space nonetheless occupies a highly coveted bit of New York City real estate, looking out at East 51st Street, nestled between Park and Madison.

It’s a long way from the mailroom at Monmouth Park.

That’s where Gagliano got his start in horse racing, at his hometown track when he was still in high school.

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