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Saturday, August 13, 2011Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Fravel Elected to The Jockey Club Board of Stewards

Craig R. Fravel has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the position vacated by John W. Amerman at the expiration of his four-year term.

Fravel was named president and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. in June 2011 following 21 years in various executive capacities with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, most recently as president and general manager.

A member of The Jockey Club since 2010, Fravel serves on the boards of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the Southern California Equine Foundation and the Dolly Green Research Foundation.

In addition, The Jockey Club’s secretary-treasurer, Ian D. Highet, has been re-elected to a four-year term as steward of the non-profit Thoroughbred breed registry.

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 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, among others. Additional information is available at