Stuart S. Janney III:
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the stewards and management team of The Jockey Club, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 65th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing.
Whether you are sitting in the ballroom here in Saratoga Springs or watching the live video stream from some other corner of the world, we appreciate your interest and we hope you will find the next two hours to be educational, entertaining and relevant.
I would also like to welcome TVG customers and thank Kip Levin and our friends at TVG who are making this event available live on TVG2 and tvg.com.
The Round Table Conference has focused on moving our sport forward by bringing to your attention, as leaders in racing, what can be learned from other sports, businesses and countries. Today's agenda is consistent with that and I hope all of you will carefully consider what you hear from our presenters Ķand realize that our problems can be solved and it's quite possible that this sport's best days should lie ahead.
I want to thank each of our presenters for being with us, especially Amanda Elliott, who made the long trip from Australia. Thank you, Amanda.
We will start with Jim Gagliano reporting on the Activities of The Jockey Club. Jim?