The Jockeys' Guild, which filed for bankruptcy protection Oct. 12 under chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, is relocating its business office to Lexington, said the organization’s national manager, Terry Meyocks.
Currently based in Monrovia, Calif., the Guild will move to a 2,108-square-foot office that shares a building with Meyocks’ independent consulting firm, Meyocks and O’Hara Racing.
“(The business office) should be here for the organization,” Meyocks said. “The meetings are here; everything is here. This is horse racing’s capital. You have the NTRA and Breeders’ Cup, the Blood-Horse, TOBA, the Jockey Club … It makes sense.”
The Guild will also hold its 2007 Annual Assembly in Kentucky, at the Galt House in Louisville. Arrival will be Dec. 2, with meetings Dec. 3-4. Last year the Assembly was held in Las Vegas, Nev.
“This will be a very important meeting for the membership of the Jockeys’ Guild,” Meyocks said in an open letter issued to Guild members Oct. 17. “We expect our largest turnout ever and urge every member to attend. At no other time in this organization’s history has support and participation (of Guild members) been so critical to the development and future of the Guild.”
For hotel reservations, call 800-THE-GALT or go to www.galthouse.com