The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation has appointed Shannon Arvin to its board of directors, replacing the vacant post left by DG Van Clief Jr.
Arvin is President and CEO of Keeneland. She is a member of the Jockey Club and a former member of the Stoll Keenon Ogden (SKO) law firm in Lexington, Ky. While at SKO, she has represented many thoroughbred organizations in the industry including Keeneland, Breeders ‘Cup Limited, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Arvin has served or currently serves on the boards of Bluegrass Care Navigators (hospice), Horse Country, Lexington School, and the Gluck Equine Research Foundation at the University of Kentucky. She is also a past president of the Thoroughbred Club of America.
“We are delighted to welcome Shannon Arvin to the Board of Directors of the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation,” said C. Steven Duncker, Managing Director of the foundation. “Shannon’s contributions to the racing industry are well known, and we are grateful that she brings her insight, intelligence and enthusiasm to the task of helping those in need in the horse racing industry. We thank DG for his many years of dedicated service and wish him the best of luck in his future leadership roles in our industry.
“In addition to welcoming Shannon, we welcome the members of Safety Net’s new advisory board.
The mission of the Advisory Board is to promote the work of the foundation, both to industry players seeking help and to potential new donors who can support the foundation’s efforts. The primary goals of the advisory board are to revamp the charity’s marketing strategy and media presence. The full composition of the Board of Directors is shown below.
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Executive Vice President and Director of Racing, Breeders’ Cup Ltd.
Host / Reporter, NBCSN & TVG
President and CEO, West Point Thoroughbreds
Industry Relations Manager, Stonestreet Farm
Owner, Hronis Racing
Analyst / Reporter, TVG; Simulcast Sales Representative and Host, Keeneland
Horseplayer ,; Analyst, NYRA / Fox Sports Network; co-founder, In the Money Media
Owner / Manager, AJ Suited Racing Stable
Owner, LNJ Foxwoods
Alex Solis II
Director of Bloodstock and Racing, Gainesway
Manager, Innovation Office, 1 / ST Racing
The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable foundation that confidentially provides financial aid and assistance to needy members of the thoroughbred industry and their families. Recipients of Safety Net Foundation support represent virtually every facet of the thoroughbred industry, from jockeys, coaches, riders and grooms to clerical and other employees of racetracks, racing organizations and horse farms. breeding. Help can take many forms, including financial assistance, medication, surgical and hospital costs, therapy equipment, voice recognition computers for quadriplegics, and wheelchair accessible vans. Since 1985, the foundation has provided assistance of over $ 16 million. More information can be found at tjcfoundation.org.
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