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Tuesday, November 17, 2015Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
OwnerView Creates Award for New Owners

OwnerView today announced the New Owner of the Year Award, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The award will be presented at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., in January 2016.

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 2015, and have had a verifiable owner’s license in 2015.

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

“There are awards for owners who have been in the industry for a long time, but we wanted to recognize someone who is new to the sport and is making a difference in the industry,” said Gary Falter, vice president of operation for OwnerView. “The Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is intended for new and long-time owners and will be held during the week leading up to the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards Dinner, is the perfect venue to honor such an individual.”

The deadline to nominate an owner for New Owner of the Year is December 7. To submit a nomination, please contact Gary Falter for a nomination form at (859) 224-2803 or

The Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held January 11 through 14 and will feature two days of conference presentations, a welcome reception at Gulfstream Park’s paddock, a gala dinner at Turnberry Isle Resort, a day of racing, and multiple opportunities to network with panelists and industry personnel.

Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address.

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.