For the first time The Jockey Club will provide live video streaming of the Aug. 22 "Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing" in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Held annually since 1953, the conference focuses on the current state of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry and "its collective and substantial progress on issues of welfare, safety, and integrity ," according to a release from The Jockey Club. The two-hour conference begins at 10 a.m. EDT at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.
Live streaming can be accessed at The Jockey Club’s website.
Following an analysis of recent trends in Thoroughbred breeding and racing by Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, insights into how four organizations are responding to developments within the industry will be delivered by Nick Eaves, president and chief executive officer 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.
Another segment will focus on the industry’s collaborative progress on medication and safety issues. During a segment of the conference focusing on collaborations within medication and safety issues, Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, and Alan Foreman, chairman and CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations, will provide updates on the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and its five-part drug-testing Initiative, respectively.
Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, will discuss the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, and Vince Gabbert, executive assistant to Nicholson, will provide some insights into the Interstate Racing Regulatory Compact initiative. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will present a report on the committee’s activities.
The conference will include a report on the activities of The Jockey Club, presented by Matt Iuliano, the organization’s executive vice president and executive director.
A transcript of the Round Table Conference will be available on The Jockey Club’s website a few days after the event.