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Saturday, August 11, 2012Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Thayer and Willmott Elected to The Jockey Club Board of Stewards

Stella F. Thayer and Peter S. Willmott have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of Dell Hancock and D.G. Van Clief Jr., both of whom served four-year terms.

Thayer, a member of The Jockey Club since 2004, is president and treasurer of Tampa Bay Downs and is president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In 1999, she became the first female president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and she serves as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.

Willmott, a member of The Jockey Club since 2008, is the chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He has been a Thoroughbred owner for nearly 25 years, racing in the name of both Willmott Stables and, with his cousin Thomas, Waterfalls Stable.

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