Lord Hartington of England was elected to The Jockey Club, the first foreign dignitary to be so honored...The complete transcripts and an audio replay of the 50th Annual Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available on The Jockey Club web site at http://home.jockeyclub.com/rt2002/index.html . The Round Table Conference was held Sunday, Aug. 18th at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ...Jerry Neff, Keeneland's mutuel manager, will retire Oct. 31. The 65-year-old Neff has been employed by Keeneland for 41 years...The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund announced 43 new scholarship recipients. The fund aids children of full-time farm workers for education after high school...The Meadowlands Racetrack released its 2002 stakes schedule and calendar which features 63 racing days and $1.5 million in stakes purses over eight races, highlighted by the $400,000 Meadowlands Cup on Friday, October 4. Five of the eight stakes are graded for the racing season, including the $400,000 Meadowlands Cup on Oct. 4. Racing begins Monday, Sept. 2, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 23. In addition to the stakes schedule, Meadowlands officials also announced a new post time for Tuesdays at the East Rutherford Racetrack. Throughout the season, Tuesday post time will be 1:10 p.m. The same time will prevail on Thursday, September 5, and the five special Mondays of racing on September 2, October 14 and November 4, 11 and 18...Robert Volk has been named to the Nebraska Racing Commission. Volk managed Aksarben ractrack from 1984-1990. Volk, 64, is a former president of the Nebraska Thoroughbred Racing Association. He is also a cattle rancher...Equine Advocates will hold its annual awards dinner and charity auction Aug. 20 at Stone Bridge Farm in Schuylerville, N.Y. Allaire du Pont is the honorary chairwoman of the event which will honor Herb and Ellen Moelis. For information call 518/254-1507...Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic will sponsor the Kentucky Grand Prix in Lexington on Aug. 24. The hunter event offers a $30,000 purse and will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park. For information call 859/ 266-7318...Jockey Rene Douglas was named jockey of the month of July at Arlington Park. Douglas won 44 races last month, including five stakes. Hector Magana was awarded the trainer of the month title. Louie Roussel III was named owner of the month.

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