Owner-breeder Jon S. Kelly and Stronach Group executive Mike Rogers have been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The appointments were announced by museum president Gretchen Jackson.
Kelly is a former television executive who has been involved in ownership of television and radio properties and has banking and real estate interests on the West Coast. He is a member of The Jockey Club and director of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Kelly has been an owner and breeder since the late 1990s and purchased Tres Palomas Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in 1998. He currently owns about 50 horses, including 15 mares.
Rogers, who has been involved in the horse industry for more than 27 years, is president of The Stronach Group's racing and gaming division. Among the positions he has held have been hot walker, groom, and jockey's valet, and he later became an owner and breeder and a jockeys' agent.
He joined Frank Stronach's Adena Springs as business manager in 1998 and for the past 16 years has been actively involved in the Stronach's operations. Rogers is on the boards of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Thoroughbred Racing Associations, Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.