The Jockey Club will honor John “Jack” Goodman’s numerous contributions to the Thoroughbred industry by establishing The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program in Tucson, it was announced Aug. 23.
“Jack Goodman has served this industry well in a variety of roles over the last 50 years, and we feel like this is an appropriate way to publicly acknowledge those contributions and, at the same time, provide assistance to young men and women seeking to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry,” said Ogden Mills Phipps, chairman of The Jockey Club.
Goodman is among the three founders of the Race Track Industry Program and, for the past 20 years, has been a member of The Jockey Club. He was an Arizona Racing Commissioner from 1965 to 1985 and served as chairman of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners from 1979 to 1980.
Goodman has also been active as a Thoroughbred owner. He won the Grand National at Aintree in 1964 with Team Spirit and campaigned graded stakes winner and track record holder Gundaghia in the 1990s.
Goodman, a Kansas City, Mo., native, resides in Tucson with his wife, Aline.
The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship will be awarded annually to students based on academic achievement, their proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement.