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|Round Table Transcripts and Video Replay now Available on jockeyclub.com|
Official transcripts and a video replay from Sunday’s 68th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at jockeyclub.com. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held virtually.
The conference featured an interview with three-time Tour de France winner and anti-doping advocate Greg LeMond, who talked about his experiences with doping culture in cycling, efforts to clean up the sport through improved testing and harsh penalties, and why clean sports are more successful.
Trainers Mark Casse, John Gosden, and Jessica Harrington composed a panel that included discussions on the effects of different breeding, racing, and training practices on Thoroughbreds.
Bob Costas, former sportscaster for NBC Sports and current sportscaster for MLB Network and contributor to CNN, touched on his experiences covering the Triple Crown races for NBC as well as the importance of improving equine safety and maintaining integrity in the sport.
Katrina Adams, the immediate past president of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), provided an overview of the USTA’s efforts to diversify both its players and administration.
Sal Sinatra, the president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, spoke of his concerns of the claiming system in America and recommended changes to improve said system.
Jason Wilson, Equibase’s president and chief operating officer, delivered a report on the activities of The Jockey Club.
Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, closed the conference with remarks about The Jockey Club’s work with 5 Stones intelligence to examine cheating and integrity concerns in horse racing.
The Jockey Club Round Table Conference was first held on July 1, 1953, in The Jockey Club office in New York City. The following year, it was moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.