27 Candidates on Ballot for Breeders' Cup Member Election
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 22, 2020) -- The Breeders’ Cup has announced today that 27 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 19 Breeders’ Cup Members. On May 29, the Breeders’ Cup Election website will open for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the voting process. Of the 27 candidates on the ballot, 17 are incumbent Members standing for re-election. The 19 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 and elect individuals to the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, which oversees the activities of the organization.
The 27 candidates for the Members election are:
*Denotes Member standing for re-election
About Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships’ races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, 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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