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Gary Player to keynote inaugural Thoroughbred Owner Conference offering networking, panel discussions with key industry players

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary golfer Gary Player, one of South Africa's leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders, will deliver the keynote address at the first annual Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Lexington, Ky., October 13-16, 2014.

Aspiring investors, new owners and horse racing enthusiasts attending the conference will network with an unprecedented line up of speakers and panelists, including:

  • Leading racehorse owners Stuart S. Janney III, current chairman of Bessemer Trust and co-owner of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Maggie Moss, Jack Wolf and Brereton Jones
  • Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey, Chris McCarron and Pat Day, and current star Rosie Napravnik
  • Top trainers Bill Mott, Graham Motion and Joan Scott
  • Next generation leaders Walker Hancock of Claiborne Farm, Daisy Phipps Pulito of Phipps Racing Stable and bloodstock advisors Brad Weisbord, Price Bell and Anna Seitz.

Attendees will also gain insights from sales and bloodstock professionals on finding equine athletes, see behind-the-scenes at tours of the world's leading breeding operations, and enjoy a day of racing at Keeneland.

Hosted by OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and The Jockey Club, the conference is at Keeneland Race Course, and will be co-presented by Del Mar, Keeneland, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and The Stronach Group.

"Our goal in hosting this conference is to showcase a unique lifestyle, whether you are an experienced owner or a potential investor in the Thoroughbred industry," said Bill Thomason, president and CEO of Keeneland Association. "Del Mar, NYRA, The Stronach Group and Keeneland all realize and appreciate that Thoroughbred owners play a critical role in our industry, and we all want to make the ownership experience immensely enjoyable at every juncture."

"The OwnerView initiative has really grown in a short period, and this conference is a natural extension of our efforts to retain and attract owners," said Gary Falter, vice president of Operations for OwnerView.

Conference details, including the complete schedule of events, registration forms, host hotel information and other tourism tips for the Bluegrass Region, are available at

About OwnerView

OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and TOBA 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.

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