James L. Gagliano

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Announced At Churchill Downs

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its third year, concluded this afternoon with Churchill Downs hosting the event in Louisville, Ky. Jill Byrne, Senior Director of Industry Relations at the Breeders’ Cup, was once again the master of ceremonies, with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on hand to present the awards. Jimmy Bell, […]

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Jockey Club’s Gagliano Named Chairman Of American Horse Council

James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years. “I’m honored to lead the American […]

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The Jockey Club Calls For Adoption Of New RMTC Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule

It has been called “racing’s latest medication scandal” and that is probably an understatement when one fully considers the consequences to participants who abided by rules and to bettors who assumed that all horses were competing on a level playing field. On Monday, December 19, 2016, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) announced that it […]

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Luck: ‘Cautious Optimism For The Future Of American Racing’

Following a trip to the Breeders’ Cup for NBC, six-time British racing broadcaster of the year Nick Luck laid out 10 reasons that he has not given up on American horse racing’s future at the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, tossing aside the notion that Thoroughbred spot in the United States is on its last legs. Luck’s […]

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Gagliano: Industry’s Lack Of Acceptance Of Out-Of-Competition Testing ‘Troubling’

The National Uniform Medication Program was introduced by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium in 2012, which introduced guidelines to regulate and ‘clean up’ racing. The guidelines set forth included those regarding third-party Lasix administration, controlled therapeutic medication administration, lab accreditation, and the introduction of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. In a recent column for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, James […]

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Romanet Re-Elected Chairman Of IFHA

During its meeting at the 2015 Pan American Conference, the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) re-elected for a term of three years incumbent Chairman Louis Romanet and current Vice-Chairmen Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (Asia), Jim Gagliano (Americas), and Brian Kavanagh (Europe). The term will encompass October 2015 through October 2018. Following the […]

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THE JOCKEY CLUB RENEWS RETIREMENT CHECKOFF PROGRAM

Press Release The Jockey Club is once again offering owners and breeders the opportunity to contribute, through a voluntary checkoff program, to Thoroughbred aftercare programs at the time they register their foals in 2010, it was announced today by James L. Gagliano, the president of The Jockey Club.   The retirement checkoff program, […]

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