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Monday, October 23, 2023Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2023 New Owner of the Year Award, sponsored by 1/ST RACING, which honors a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.

Nominees for the New Owner of the Year Award must have made their first start as a Thoroughbred owner in the past four years (since 2020), had an ownership stake in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in the past 12 months, and had a verifiable owner license in 2023. Thoroughbred performance as well as a nominee’s promotion of the sport will be considered.

Anyone, including current owners, can nominate an owner who meets the criteria for the award. A selection committee will choose the winner.

To submit a nomination, please contact Gary Falter for a nomination form at (859) 224-2803 or The deadline to receive nominations is November 10.

The New Owner of the Year Award has been previously presented to Pat Kearney and Richard Dawson (co-winners), Boat Racing, MyRacehorse, Larry Best, Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, LNJ Foxwoods, and Sol Kumin.

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.