LEXINGTON, Ky.— OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2022 New Owner of the Year Award, sponsored by 1/ST RACING, which honors a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.
Nominees for the New Owner of the Year Award must have made their first start as a Thoroughbred owner in the past four years (2019), had an ownership stake in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in the past 12 months, and had a verifiable owner license in 2022. Thoroughbred performance as well as a nominee’s promotion of the sport will be considered.
Anyone, including current owners, can nominate an owner who meets the criteria for the award. A selection committee that includes industry personnel and established owners will choose the winner.
To submit a nomination, please contact Gary Falter for a nomination form at (859) 224-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to receive nominations is November 6.
The New Owner of the Year Award has been previously presented to Boat Racing, MyRacehorse, Larry Best, the Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, Sol Kumin, and LNJ Foxwoods.
OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.
The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.
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