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Wednesday, July 16, 2014Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Thoroughbred Owner Conference Attendees to Receive iPad Mini

Attendees who register for the inaugural Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Lexington, Ky., scheduled for October 13 16, 2014, by Friday, August 15, will receive an iPad mini as a bonus upon arrival at the conference, it was announced today.

Among the activities planned for the four-day conference are panels featuring successful owners discussing their approaches to ownership, sales and bloodstock professionals discussing the search for talented equine athletes, behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s leading breeding operations, social events where attendees can gather to meet and network with other owners and industry professionals, a keynote address from Hall of Fame golfer and Thoroughbred owner Gary Player, and a VIP day of racing at Keeneland Race Course.

The iPad mini will be pre-loaded with a full schedule of events, biographies on all speakers and panelists, as well as maps and directions to various venues.

“The iPad mini is our way of thanking individuals who have shown such enthusiastic support of our first Thoroughbred Owner Conference,” said Gary Falter, vice president of operations for OwnerView. “This conference epitomizes OwnerView’s mission to attract and retain owners in Thoroughbred racing, and we’ve built an agenda designed to be educational, informative, entertaining, and rewarding for all attendees.”

The conference is being hosted by OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and The Jockey Club at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Designed for both experienced and prospective owners, the event is being co-presented by Del Mar, Keeneland, NYRA, and The Stronach Group.

Conference details, including the complete schedule of events, registration forms and host hotel information, are available at ownerview.com. Additional information about the conference may be obtained by contacting Gary Falter at (859) 224-2803 or by email at gfalter@jockeyclub.com.

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 is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred breeders and owners. TOBA’s mission is to “improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders.” Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, Ownerview, and the Sales Integrity Program. TOBA provides international representation for U.S. owners and breeders on the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee, International Cataloguing Standards Committee, and International Breeders Federation. Thoroughbred Charities of America is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA is the owner of The Blood-Horse Inc. and is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.

OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.