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Wednesday, August 31, 2022Contact: Gary Falter (859) 224-2803
Virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference Series Returns September 6

The Thoroughbred Owner Conference’s virtual sessions will return on Tuesday, September 6, at 2 p.m. ET, with a panel composed of previous recipients of OwnerView’s New Owner of the Year Award. The free series is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton Equine, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.

Moderated by Mike Penna of Horse Racing Radio Network, the scheduled panelists will be Michael Behrens, MyRacehorse; Sol Kumin, Madaket Stables; Patrick O’Neill, Boat Racing; Gary Palmisano, Churchill Downs Racing Club; and Jaime Roth, LNJ Foxwoods. In addition to sharing their paths to successful ownership, they will participate in a live Q&A with attendees.

“All of our panelists achieved inspiring levels of success in Thoroughbred ownership within short periods of time, and we are looking forward to hearing about their experiences in the sport,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView.

Virtual sessions are recorded for registrants to view at their convenience if they cannot watch live. Interested individuals can still sign up for the virtual conference series at or email Gary Falter at

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 aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.

The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.