The Jockey Club Hires Amber Florence as Vice President of Finance and Administration

June 8, 2023

The Jockey Club Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Amber Florence was named vice president of finance and administration for The Jockey Club, effective June 5, 2023. She will be based in the Lexington, Kentucky, office.

Prior to joining The Jockey Club, Florence served as the vice president of Corporate Accounting for MiddleGround Capital, where she led the finance operations of the private equity firm’s management company.

Florence’s experience before MiddleGround was in the Thoroughbred industry. She spent 10 years as the chief financial officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and four years as its director of finance and administration. She was also a sponsorship and purchasing financial analyst for Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the NTRA.

“Amber’s impressive background in finance, her experience in the Thoroughbred industry, and her passion for sports make her an ideal addition to The Jockey Club’s financial team,” said Laura Barillaro, executive vice president and chief financial officer, The Jockey Club.

“I am excited to be back in the Thoroughbred industry and look forward to working with The Jockey Club and its diverse group of companies, charities, and initiatives,” Florence said. 

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (, the ownership resource. Additional information is available at

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