|Thursday, August 23, 2007||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|The Jockey Club to Honor Jack Goodman with Scholarship|
at Race Track Industry Program
The Jockey Club will honor John K. “Jack” Goodman’s numerous contributions to the Thoroughbred industry by establishing The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program in Tucson, it was announced today.
“Jack Goodman has served this industry well in a variety of roles over the last 50 years, and we feel like this is an appropriate way to publicly acknowledge those contributions and, at the same time, provide assistance to young men and women seeking to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry,” said Ogden Mills Phipps, chairman of The Jockey Club.
Goodman is one of the three founders of the Race Track Industry Program and, for the past 20 years, has been a member of The Jockey Club. He was an Arizona Racing Commissioner from 1965-1985 and served as chairman of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners in 1979-80.
Goodman has also been active as a Thoroughbred owner. He won the Grand National at Aintree in 1964 with Team Spirit and campaigned graded stakes winner and track record holder Gundaghia in the 1990s.
The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship will be awarded annually to students based on academic achievement, their proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry and previous industry involvement.
The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The program has placed over 500 graduates in the racing industry. Alumni currently work in all aspects of the horse racing industry including breed registry executives, racetrack managers, owners and breeders association executive directors, leading trainers, horse sale managers, bloodstock agencies, racing officials and stewards, racing commission executive staff, tote companies, breeding farms and equine publications.
Goodman, a Kansas City, Mo., native, resides in Tucson with his wife, Aline.