40 Candidates on Ballot for Breeders' Cup Member Election
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 31, 2018) – The Breeders’ Cup has announced today that 40 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 20 Breeders’ Cup Members. On June 6, the Breeders’ Cup Election website will open for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the voting process. Of the 40 candidates on the ballot, 17 are incumbent Members standing for re-election. The 20 individuals receiving the most votes will each serve a term of four years.
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 for the election of individuals to the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, which oversees the activities of the organization.
The 40 candidates for the Members election are:
Joseph Appelbaum, Perry Bass, Antony R. Beck*, Gatewood Bell, Craig Bernick*, Carter Carnegie*, Case Clay*, Alan Cooper, Donald Disney, Everett Dobson, Bob Edwards, William S. Farish, Jr.*, Sean Feld, H. Greg Goodman*, Fred W. Hertrich III*, Roy Jackson*, Bret Jones*, Jak Knelman, Michael T. Levy*, Tom Ludt*, Gray Lyster, Anthony R. Manganaro*, M.V. Magnier, Pope McLean, Jr., Julio Menditeguy, Gavin Murphy, Garrett O'Rourke*, Daisy Phipps Pulito, Mike Pons, Amanda Pope, Dan Pride*, Hunter Rankin, Dean Reeves, Andrew Rosen, Jaime Roth, Tom Ryan*, Ben Walden, Bradley S. Weisbord*, David S. Willmot*, Justin Zayat
*Denotes Member standing for re-election
About Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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