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Tuesday, September 20, 2016Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
OwnerView Accepting Nominations for New Owner of the Year Award

OwnerView today announced that nominations are being accepted for its second New Owner of the Year Award.

The award, honoring a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry, will be presented at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., which runs from Monday, October 31, through Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The conference is scheduled for the same week as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the presenting sponsors are Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland, and The Stronach Group.

The first new owner award was presented to Sol Kumin at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., in January.

Nominees for the New Owner of the Year Award must have owned Thoroughbreds for less than three years, have had an interest in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in 2016, and have had a verifiable owner’s license in 2016.

Anyone, including current owners, can nominate an individual who meets the criteria for the award. Thoroughbred performance, nominee’s promotion of the sport, and humanitarian activities will be considered. A selection committee that includes industry personnel and established owners will choose the winner.

The deadline to nominate an owner for New Owner of the Year is Saturday, October 1. To submit a nomination, please contact Gary Falter for a nomination form at or (859) 224-2803.

The Thoroughbred Owner Conference agenda includes panels featuring business considerations for racehorse ownership as well as Breeders’ Cup-winning owners, jockeys, and trainers. NBC Sports horse racing and hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk will deliver the keynote address, and television journalist Nick Clooney will serve as the moderator for a panel titled, “Racehorses in Hollywood,” which will feature producers, directors and actors of movies with horse racing themes.

The social events for the owner conference at Santa Anita include the Breeders’ Cup post-position draw and reception, a conference dinner and reception, tour opportunities at the Rose Bowl stadium and Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, an afternoon of lunch and live racing, and reserved seating for both days of Breeders’ Cup championship racing.

More information about the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, including online registration, can be found 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 trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.