Welcome to Participants and GuestsOgden Mills Phipps - Chairman, The Jockey Club
Ogden Mills Phipps: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for being here today. I'd like to thank those watching on our webcast and for the first time on Twitter. This is the 60th Round Table Conference, and I imagine the 13 participants from the first one would be amazed to see the scope, the size, the technology, and the reach of today's event.
At the outset, I want to thank those who will be making their presentations today, especially our keynote speaker, Travis Tygart of the United States Anti Doping Agency. He somehow carved out time to be with us in one of the busiest periods of his career. We are immensely grateful to him for making the trip from Colorado Springs.
The marketing of our sport and the issue of our medication were feature topics at the conference last year. Today we're going to hear comprehensive updates on both. Updates that give you a hope for the future our sport.
We'll also hear from Mr. Tygart how other organizations and leagues address the issue of performance-enhancing drugs. It seems timely to have him do so at the closing day of the London Olympics.
We'll start, as we always do, with the report of the activities of The Jockey Club from Jim Gagliano, our president and chief operating officer.