Jim Gagliano

‘Entire Racing Industry Needs To Get On Board’; Jockey Club Statement On Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

The Jockey Club applauds the creation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. The new group seeks to become a transparent source of safety information and best practices and will set up new safety standards for the participating tracks, which comprise the majority of major tracks in the United States. “The Jockey Club supports the aims of […]

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Gillibrand, McSally Introduce Horseracing Integrity Act In U.S. Senate

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. on Senate Wednesday by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA), responsible for […]

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Round Table: Jockey Club Preparing To Invest In New Industry Projects Per McKinsey Suggestions

Could the Jockey Club one day own racetracks in America? According to the 66th Round Table Conference, held at the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, it’s possible. Jockey Club chairman Stuart Janney concluded the conference with an outline of action points the organization plans to tackle in the coming years, […]

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McKinsey, Seven Years On: How Has Racing Done?

Every August like clockwork, industry stakeholders and media dress up and file into a ballroom at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs for the annual Jockey Club Round Table. The Round Table, which has evolved from a small discussion to a series of large, formal addresses, has tackled topics like medication reform, racing integrity, […]

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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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Post Time Coordination Could Boost U.S. Annual Handle By $400 Million

A McKinsey & Company study commissioned by The Jockey Club revealed that as much as $400 million in annual handle is missed out on due to post time overlaps at different tracks across the United States. According to thoroughbredracing.com, a business plan to address these scheduling concerns would require three things: a master scheduler, a commitment […]

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Gagliano: Multiple Medication Violation Penalty Changes ‘A Step In The Wrong Direction’

A recently published report about proposed changes to the Multiple Medication Violation (MMV) Penalty System, in which Frank Angst suggests that “an updated MMV would significantly reduce its bite,” drew the following response from The Jockey Club president and CEO James Gagliano on Tuesday: “In the wake of a recently published report about prospective changes […]

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Paulick Report 9/8 News Minute

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news […]

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An Unlikely Ally? Getting To Know The Humane Society Of The United States

The announcement last month that the Jockey Club and Breeders’ Cup would join forces with the Humane Society of the United States to back a federal anti-doping bill was a surprise to some in the Thoroughbred world. With the alphabet soup of animal rights and welfare organizations, it can be difficult to distinguish one group from […]

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