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Wednesday, August 17, 2022Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5307
Round Table Transcripts and Video Replay Available on

Official transcripts from Sunday’s 70th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at Sunday’s event was held live at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, and streamed on, The Jockey Club’s Facebook page, and through multiple industry outlets. A video replay is also available.

As the keynote speaker, Lisa Lazarus, chief executive officer of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, provided an update on the first six weeks of enforcement of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), which went into effect on July 1. She also discussed future plans for the authority and the status of rules for the Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, which goes into effect January 1, 2023.  

Lazarus’ appearance was complemented by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY), a key supporter of HISA.

Dennis Madsen, head of racing for the Swedish Horseracing Authority, presented on Scandinavia’s crop rule, which prohibits its use.

Dr. Lauren Stiroh, managing director of NERA Economic Consulting, reviewed her preliminary findings from an analysis of economic trends in Thoroughbred racing and breeding, with a specific focus on declines in the foal crop.

Tom Rooney, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), talked about the NTRA’s work in Washington, D.C., to benefit all industry stakeholders.

John Penza, a director of International Investigations at 5 Stones intelligence and a former special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was interviewed by James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, in a discussion about his experiences as an investigator.

Shannon Kelly, executive director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, spoke about issues facing the industry’s workforce and how the foundation assists those in need.

Carl Hamilton, president of The Jockey Club Information Systems and chairman of BloodHorse, delivered the activities of The Jockey Club.

Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, presided over the conference and focused his closing remarks on the lawsuits regarding HISA and how these legal challenges are draining industry resources.

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. The conference has featured discussions on a range of critical industry topics, including aftercare, equine safety, marketing, and national uniformity, as well as international perspectives and viewpoints from outside the Thoroughbred industry.

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 founded America’s Best Racing (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at