Friday, August 09, 2013
Round Table Conference on Sunday Available on Live Video Stream

The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for Sunday’s 61st Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The two-hour conference begins at 10 a.m. EDT and the live video stream will be available at

Masayuki Goto, the executive director of Racing Administration Policies, Stable System and Breeding of the Japan Racing Association (JRA), and Brian Kavanagh, chief executive officer of Horse Racing Ireland, will share insights on policies, initiatives and business operations of their respective organizations.

Stuart S. Janney III, the vice chairman of The Jockey Club and chairman of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee, will present an update on the committee’s work. That segment will also include highlights of a recent study analyzing the performance of American pedigrees in Australia from Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr., who is a member of the committee; a journalist’s perspective on medication issues by award-winning freelance writer Ryan Goldberg; and the results of a recent consumer poll about Thoroughbred racing, delivered by Robert Green of Penn Schoen Berland, a Washington D.C.-based market research and consulting firm.

Jason Wilson, vice president of business development for The Jockey Club, will provide an update on The Jockey Club’s fan development initiatives, and Michael Mulvihill, the senior vice president of programming and research for FOX Sports Media Group, will discuss the newly created series of racing telecasts on FOX Sports 1 that was announced by FOX Sports Media Group and The Jockey Club on Thursday.

The agenda will also feature a report on the activities of The Jockey Club by James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club.

A video replay of the Round Table Conference will be available Sunday afternoon and an official transcript of the proceedings will be available on The Jockey Club website the following day.

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.

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