Longtime board member J. Terrence Lanni died of cancer at age 68, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today.
Lanni, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage, had been a board member of the club since 2001.
He died Thursday night at his Pasadena home, surrounded by family. He is survived by a wife and two sons.
We have lost a fine man and I've lost a dear friend,'' said Joe Harper, the club's CEO, president and general manager.Terry had great insights into both the gaming business and the racing world, and we were lucky
to have him on board with us this past decade.''
The Los Angeles native was a senior executive for 18 years for Caesars World Inc. before joining MGM Grand, which eventually was acquired by Mirage Resorts to form MGM Mirage.
Involved in horse racing since college, he was also the chairman of the American Gaming Association.
Memorial services were pending.
— City News Service