By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Bill Bork Jr. has racing in his blood.
Bork started last week as the new marketing director for Charles Town Races. His father is president of Penn National, the track's new owner.
Like his father, Bork, 28, has spent his life around horse tracks up and down the East Coast.
"I remember being put on a horse in a winner's circle when I was 5," Bork said.
Race tracks are a different sort of place, Bork said. He grew up around them and has seen many colorful characters over the years: jockeys, horse owners, gamblers and track officials.
"It's something to feed off of," Bork said.
Bork attended Central Michigan University where he studied food service management.
But he said he realized the field was not for him.