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Tuesday, August 17, 2010Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club to Provide Live Video Stream
of Sunday's Round Table Conference

The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream of the 58th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday, August 22. The two-hour conference at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be streamed at beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.

Following the chairmanís welcome, James L. Gagliano, president and COO of The Jockey Club, will introduce a segment focused on recent trends in Thoroughbred breeding and racing.

He will be followed by four executives who will share how their respective organizations are adapting to the changing landscape: Nick Eaves, president and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group; Nick Nicholson, president and CEO of Keeneland Association; Dennis Robinson, president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; and C. Steven Duncker, chairman of the New York Racing Association.

After a brief intermission, a report on the activities of The Jockey Club will be presented by Matt Iuliano, the organizationís executive vice president and executive director.

The concluding segment will focus on the industryís collaborative progress on medication and safety issues.

During this portion, Alex Waldrop, the president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), will discuss the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, and Vince Gabbert, executive assistant to the president of Keeneland Association, will provide insights into the Interstate Racing Regulatory Compact initiative.

Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, and Alan Foreman, the chairman and CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemenís Associations Inc., will provide updates on the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and its five-part Drug Testing Initiative, respectively.

Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Clubís Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will then finish the segment with a report on the activities of the committee.

A video replay of the Round Table Conference will be available at at approximately 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 22. A transcript of the conference will be available at a few days after the event.

The Jockey Club Round Table Conference was first held on July 1, 1953, in The Jockey Club office in New York City. The following year, it was moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where it has been held every August since.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms, among others.