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Monday, April 03, 2017Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Registration Now Open for Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Del Mar

OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the fourth edition of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled to take place in Del Mar, Calif., October 30 November 1, 2017, immediately preceding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

A limited number of reserved seats are available for the Breeders’ Cup races on both Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, to those attending the conference and will be included with the full registration fee on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prospective attendees can register at Additional information about the conference is also available on that website.

“OwnerView once again is excited to partner with Breeders’ Cup and expose owners and prospective owners to two days of championship racing,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView. “The Breeders’ Cup World Championships provide a grand finale for a conference that caters to people interested in owning Thoroughbred racehorses and experiencing the thrill that accompanies it.”

“Based on early ticket sales, the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar is going to be an extremely popular event, and we expect a sold-out crowd,” said Bryan Pettigrew, the chief marketing officer for Breeders’ Cup Ltd. “We are proud to collaborate with the Thoroughbred Owner Conference and make some seats available to Thoroughbred owners, especially prospective owners who want to enjoy and learn more about our great sport.”

This year’s panel discussions and social events will complement those of past conferences, which have been held at Keeneland, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita Park.

Each conference has covered practical issues for Thoroughbred owners, including business plans, methods of entering into ownership, and insights from trainers and jockeys. The keynote speakers for the first three conferences were golfer Gary Player, sportscaster Jim Rome, and racing analyst Eddie Olczyk. All three are Thoroughbred owners.

Attendees at the first three owner conferences had high praise for the social events and networking opportunities and several such events are scheduled for this edition as well.

They include the Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw and reception on Monday evening, the Breeders’ Cup Breakfast Marquee on Tuesday morning, a conference dinner and reception on Tuesday evening, and a day of racing and lunch on Wednesday.

The 2017 Thoroughbred Conference is hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse. Additional information about the conference, including full registration, social-events-only registration, and panelist and topics, is available 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. For more information, visit

BloodHorse has chronicled the Thoroughbred industry since 1916 and is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. BloodHorse produces widely distributed daily and weekly editorial content on Thoroughbred racing and breeding, including via its namesake weekly magazine. Additional information is available at