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Tuesday, January 23, 2024Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
The Jockey Club and Ed Brown Society Announce Collaborative Partnership

The Jockey Club and the Ed Brown Society (EBS) are pleased to announce that The Jockey Club has become an Ed Brown Partner. The Ed Brown Partnership is the highest level of participation in support of the work of the EBS that an organization can attain. The Jockey Club and EBS will be working collaboratively to provide exposures and experiential growth opportunities to Ed Brown scholars and fellows across the various companies and initiatives operated by The Jockey Club.
“We are excited to embark upon this critical work with The Jockey Club. Because The Jockey Club’s operations touch virtually every aspect of our industry, this partnership opens up many more professional opportunities for our scholars and fellows to explore. So, we salute The Jockey Club for demonstrating this commitment to our mission. Undoubtedly, this partnership will lead to a more inclusive future for our industry,” said EBS Chairman Greg Harbut.   

“The Ed Brown Society shares The Jockey Club’s commitment to bringing talented young people into the Thoroughbred industry,” said James L. Gagliano, president and COO, The Jockey Club. “This partnership is an excellent example of how collaboration among industry groups can help grow the sport.”

EBS is named in honor of Edward Dudley Brown, who was born into slavery in Lexington, KY, and went on to become one of the most accomplished horsemen in the history of thoroughbred racing. Founded by Living The Dream Racing & Stables, the Ed Brown Society (EBS) celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry, while creating opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure, training, and experience, through internships and scholarships.  EBS focuses on identifying and qualifying students of color, with demonstrated interest, skills and commitment, to become successful professionals in all aspects of the thoroughbred industry.  For more information about EBS visit

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 (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at