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Friday, July 15, 2011Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Findings, Recommendations from Industry Study
Will Highlight Round Table Conference on August 14

The results of a major economic study of the Thoroughbred industry commissioned by The Jockey Club, as well as segments devoted to medication, safety and equine injuries, will highlight The Jockey Club’s Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

The Jockey Club will once again provide a live video stream of the entire Round Table Conference. The two-hour conference begins at 10 a.m. EDT and can be viewed at A replay of the live video stream will be available within one hour of the conclusion of the conference and an official transcript of the proceedings will be published at a later date.

A major portion of the program will focus on the findings and recommendations from a recently completed industry study entitled, “Driving sustainable growth for Thoroughbred racing and breeding.” The study was conducted by the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in conjunction with The Jockey Club.

James L. Gagliano, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, Dan Singer, a director in McKinsey & Company’s Media & Entertainment Practice, and Michael Lamb, a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Media & Entertainment Practice, will each provide insights into the study.

Ian D. Highet, the secretary-treasurer of The Jockey Club, will provide a summary of the activities of The Jockey Club, and Matt Iuliano, the executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, will present an update on medication reform.

Stuart S. Janney III, vice chairman of The Jockey Club and chairman of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will deliver a report on behalf of the committee, and Dr. Tim Parkin, an epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow and a consultant to the Equine Injury Database, will unveil new statistics and trends from the database.

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., where it has been held every August since.