Keith Brackpool

Keith Brackpool

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Brackpool Featured Speaker at CTBA Seminar

Harris Ranch to host Sept. 24-25 event, which returns after a one-year hiatus.

Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, will be the featured speaker at the Harris Ranch Seminar, which returns this year from a one-year hiatus with the theme, "Marketing the Thoroughbred.”

The event, co-sponsored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Oak Tree Racing Association, will be held Sept. 24-25 at Harris Ranch, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. It will conclude by noon on the 25th.

The price of $150 includes meals, Friday evening cocktail hour, and awards dinner. Tickets for the dinner only portion can be obtained by contact Christy Chapman at 626-445-7800.

Some of the other notable speakers participating: Dr. Emmeline Hill, Equinome Ltd., Dublin, Ireland; Jeffrey Bloom, executive vice president of west coast operations for West Point Thoroughbreds; Michael O’Hagan, chief executive, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, County Kildare, Ireland; Barbara Marsh, horse trainer, presenting re-trained racehorses.

John Harris, CTBA board member and commissioner for the California Horse Racing Board, will moderate a panel featuring: Guy Lamothe, chief operating officer of the Thoroughbred Owners of California; Craig Fravel, president and general manager of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; Chris Korby, executive director of the California Racing Fairs; Alan Balch, executive director of California Thoroughbred Trainers and Doug Burge, executive vice president of the CTBA.

There also will be a journalist panel – “You’ve Got News: How to Share Your Message with a Broader Audience” – featuring Larry Stewart, Thoroughbred Times; Jack Shinar, The Blood-Horse; Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee.

Please contact CTBA Event Coordinator Christy Chapman for seminar reservations and additional information: or 800-572-2822, ext. 247.