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Round Table Transcripts and Video Replay now Available on

Official transcripts, a video replay, and the slide presentations from Sunday’s 66th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at

The conference, held Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., featured the findings and consequent recommendations from McKinsey & Company based on its latest analysis of the Thoroughbred racing industry in the United States, a presentation by Simon Bazalgette, the group chief executive of The Jockey Club (U.K.), and an announcement of The Jockey Club’s latest industry initiatives to improve the industry by Chairman Stuart S. Janney III.

James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, and Ian D. Highet, secretary-treasurer of The Jockey Club, previewed McKinsey’s report with a situational analysis of Thoroughbred racing.

Laura Barillaro, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Jockey Club, delivered the activities of The Jockey Club report.
The Jockey Club Round Table Conference was first held on July 1, 1953, in The Jockey Club office in New York City. The following year, it was moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where it has been held every August since.

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, directly or through subsidiaries, 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. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at Additional information is available at