Lawson Appointed to The Jockey Club Safety Committee


Jim Lawson | Michael Burns photo

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson was appointed to The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee during the recent 2019 Round Table held in Saratoga Springs.

“Having been involved in horse racing my whole life and in leadership roles as a professional, I understand the role that safety plays in creating a long-term future for the sport,” said Lawson. “Both horse racing purists and the general public demand to know that the sport they are supporting is safe for everyone involved. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the esteemed members of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee to further its impact and reach.”

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee was formed in May 2008 with the intention to review every facet of equine health and to make recommendations on actions the industry can take to improve the health and safety of Thoroughbreds.

The 11-member committee is comprised of Craig Fravel (Chairman), John Barr, Jimmy Bell, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dell Hancock, Chris McCarron and Dr. Hiram Polk in addition to the newest four members, Jim Lawson, Rick Arthur, D.G. Van Clief Jr. and Tommy Robbins.

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