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Friday, September 03, 2010Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship
Recipients Announced for 2010-2011

David Allen and Heather Shatz, animal science majors in the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year, it was jointly announced today by Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, and Doug Reed, director of the Race Track Industry Program.

Allen is a senior from Detroit, Mich., and Shatz is a junior from Benson, Ariz. This is the second Goodman Scholarship for Allen, whose original scholarship from last year was renewed for 2010-2011.

“Heather and David epitomize the spirit of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship and are most-deserving recipients,” said Iuliano. “We are glad to reward them for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to their future contributions to the Thoroughbred industry.”

“David interned at Monmouth Park this summer,” said Reed, “and has been a wonderful student with plans to graduate this year while Heather returns this year for her second year and has immersed herself in everything the program has to offer.”

The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to RTIP students based on their academic achievement, proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry and previous industry involvement. Goodman is a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of the three founders of the Race Track Industry Program.

“We greatly appreciate The Jockey Club’s support of our mission,” added Reed. “It is also a wonderful acknowledgement of Mr. Goodman, who has contributed so much to support the RTIP.”

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

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has placed almost 600 alumni in the racing industry. Alumni currently work in all aspects of the horse racing industry including breed registry executives, racetrack managers, owners and breeders association executive directors, leading trainers, horse sale managers, bloodstock agencies, racing officials and stewards, racing commission executive staff, tote companies, breeding farms and equine publications. Additional information is available at