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Tuesday, August 20, 2013Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
The Jockey Club Elects Four new Members

The Jockey Club today announced the election of four new members:

Barbara Banke is a Thoroughbred owner and breeder based in Healdsburg, Calif., and Lexington, Ky. She is the principal of Stonestreet Farm, which campaigned horses of the year Curlin (2007, 2008) and Rachel Alexandra (2009). Banke is also the proprietor of Jackson Family Wines.

Bobby Flay, an owner and breeder, is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author. Flay owns numerous restaurants and is a host on various Food Network television programs. He is a New York native, a Breedersí Cup member and a member of the New York Racing Association board of directors. Flay raced 2010 Breedersí Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner More Than Real.

Andrew Rosen is the chief executive officer of Helmut Lang and Theory, a clothing company that he co-founded in 1997. Rosen is a long-time owner and breeder whose familyís racing business, Star Crown Stable, bred and raced Chiefís Crown. He is a New York native.

Bill Thomason is the president and chief executive officer of Keeneland Association. He is a board member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Thoroughbred Racing Associations, Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Prior to joining Keeneland in 2010, Thomason was the financial and administrative manager at Mill Ridge Farm for 28 years.

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 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, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.