American Horse Council

Amid Daunting Industry Issues, A Message To Symposium Students: Don't Give Up

A panel discussion titled "From Data to Dollars: Understanding Horse Racing's Economic Impact As Racing's Future is Questioned" during Wednesday's Global Symposium on Racing hosted by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) led off with moderator Alan Foreman confronting "the elephant in the room that we dodge." Foreman, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, said racing is facing an "existential moment" at a time when industry stakeholders increasingly must make the case for the sport's so-called social license to exist in the...

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AHC Board Elects New Officers, Approves Standing Committee Chairs

At the recent American Horse Council (AHC) Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustees elected new officers and filled standing committee chair positions, the organization said in a release Thursday. The new officers are: Dr Rick Mitchell, Chair; representing United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Marilyn Bertera, Vice Chair; representing United States Trotting Association Matt Iuliano, Treasurer; representing The Jockey Club Kristin Werner, Secretary; representing The Jockey Club At the same event, the following standing committee chairs were approved: Kathy Alm, of PATH International as chair of Equine Welfare Katie Flynn, DVM,...

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CHPC To Fund Economic Breakout Report

The California Horse Power Coalition (CHPC), a growing partnership of Thoroughbred associations, will commit to fund the California breakout report as part of the American Horse Council's California Economic Impact Study, the organization said in a release Thursday. "The American Horse Council consistently produces the most comprehensive national economic impact studies that showcase the vast benefits that the equine industry brings to communities across the country," said Josh Rubinstein, President of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, an American Horse Council member. "As our industry continues to evolve, we are confident that...

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Lonny Powell Receives FSAE Honor

Lonny Powell, the CEO and executive vice president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners,' was recognized as the Executive of the Year by the Florida Society of Association Executives at its annual conference held July 20-22 in Tampa. The award, which was presented Friday during the conference awards luncheon, honors the association executive who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in association management, with evident professionalism and leadership in both services to the association management profession and to the community. "I am very honored to...

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