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Monday, December 05, 2016Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Early Registration Period for Pan American Conference Now Open

The Jockey Club, the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in North America, and the Latin American Racing Channel, a distribution company that consolidates horse racing simulcasts in the United States, Europe, Australia and Latin America, announced today that the early registration period for the second Pan American Conference is open and will continue through December 31, 2016.

The conference, a mix of business and social events, will take place in Washington, D.C., May 17 - 20, 2017, in the days leading up to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Stronach Group will also play a major role in support of the conference, including hospitality around Preakness Day.

Among the prospective business topics are simulcasting, illegal betting, medication, harmonization of rules, international ratings and classifications, marketing, stud book issues, the importing and exporting of bloodstock, and Thoroughbred ownership.

The early registration fee (through December 31, 2016) is $1,000 for a delegate and $800 for an accompanying guest. The normal registration fee (January 1, 2017, through April 15, 2017) is $1,200 for a delegate and $900 for an accompanying guest. The late registration fee (April 16, 2017, through May 13, 2017) is $1,500 for a delegate and $1,000 for an accompanying guest.

The 2017 Pan American Conference, as did the one held in New York in June 2015, will include several premier social events at prominent landmarks around the Washington, D.C., area, concluding a trip to Baltimore on Saturday, May 20, for the Preakness Stakes. Attendees at the 2015 Pan American Conference witnessed American Pharoah’s Belmont Stakes victory when he became Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner.

Information about the 2017 Pan American Conference is available at and additional details will be announced in the coming months.

The Latin American Racing Channel broadcasts the most important horse races from Latin America to the world and offers racetrack maintenance and consulting services to a wide range of industry organizations. Additional information is available at

The Stronach Group is one of the world’s leading horse racetrack operators and suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering technology. Its racetracks are Santa Anita Park, Pimlico Race Course, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gates Fields, Portland Meadows, and Laurel Park. It is also a leading producer and distributor of televised horse racing programming.

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 is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at Additional information is available at