The results of a major economic study of the Thoroughbred industry commissioned by The Jockey Club will be presented at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 14.
The industry study titled “Driving Sustainable Growth for Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding” was conducted by the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in conjunction with The Jockey Club. Dan Singer, a director in McKinsey & Company’s Media and Entertainment Practice, Michael Lamb, a principal in McKinsey and Company’s Media & Entertainment Practice, and James Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, will each provide insights into the study.
Also during the Round Table, Ian Highet, secretary-treasurer of The Jockey Club, will provide a summary of the activities of The Jockey Club; Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, will present an update on medication reform; Stuart S. Janney III, vice chairman of The Jockey Club and chairman of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will deliver a report on behalf of the committee; and Dr. Tim Parkin, an epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow and a consultant to the Equine Injury Database, will unveil new statistics and trends from the database.
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream of the two-hour Round Table Conference that begins at 10 a.m. EDT at jockeyclub.com. A replay of the live video stream will be available within one hour of the conclusion of the conference, and an official transcript of the proceedings will be published at a later date.