Marshall Cassidy Marshall Whiting Cassidy was a race starter and
later steward who eventually became racing director for NYRA’s
predecessor agencies, and later executive director of
The Jockey Club.
His father, Marshall (Mars) Cassidy, was also a fixture in New York
racing as a race starter and the first to use a barrier to start a
His son, Marshall Cassidy (1945 -
) is an American
official based in New York
State, and a former
public address announcer and
sportscaster best known
for the 18 years he spent as one of the race callers
Dorothy and John Ludewig Mr. Ludewig was the executor of the Woodward
estate. He had something to do with selling Nashua to Leslie Combs in 1955,
(in a sealed-bid auction) for a record price of $1,251,200.00.