A total of 20 individuals were elected to serve as Breeders' Cup Members, it was announced Tuesday. Voting for the 2022 Member election by Breeders' Cup 2021 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET June 6.
The following individuals, listed alphabetically, received the most votes from the Breeders' Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats. Each Member will serve a four-year term: Rory Babich, Antony Beck, Gatewood Bell, Case Clay, Alan Cooper, Everett Dobson, William S. Farish, Jr., H. Greg Goodman, Jonathan Green, Fred W. Hertrich, III, Jak Knelman, M.V. Magnier, Pope McLean, Jr., Gavin Murphy, Garrett O'Rourke, Mike Pons, Daisy Phipps Pulito, Jaime Roth, Tom Ryan and Shunsuke Yoshida.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate our new and re-elected Members who will be serving the Breeders' Cup over the next four years,” said Barbara Banke, Breeders' Cup Chair. “In concert with current Members, we will be seeking their insights and expertise in our continued efforts to enhance the Breeders' Cup World Championships, our racing programs, and the safety and integrity for all those who participate in Thoroughbred racing.”
The Breeders' Cup Members are elected every other year by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators through a proportional voting system based on the level of nominations paid to the organization. There are a total of 39 elected Breeders' Cup Members. The Members meet each July and elect individuals to the Breeders' Cup Board of Directors, which oversees the activities of the organization.
The online portion of the Breeders' Cup Director election will begin on July 1 and conclude on July 8. The voting results will be announced following the annual meeting of the Breeders' Cup Members on July 14.