07/15/2010 11:00PM

Breeders' Cup elects two new board members


Members of the Breeders' Cup elected two new members to its board of directors and reelected five others during a meeting on Friday in Lexington, Ky., according to the organization.

The two newly elected board members are David Willmot, the former chief executive of Woodbine Entertainment Group and the owner of Kinghaven Farm in Canada and Jerry Crawford, the founder of Donegal Racing and Derby Dreams Partnership. Earlier this year, Willmot received the most votes of any candidate standing for election to the 39-member Breeders' Cup Board of Members and Trustees, which selects the 13 members of the board of directors.

The five reelected directors are Helen Alexander, the owner of Middlebrook Farm in Central Kentucky; Antony Beck, the president of Gainesway Farm in central Kentucky; William S. Farish, Jr., the general manager of the Farish family's Lane's End Farm and the current chairman of the board; the Pennsylvania-based owner and breeder Roy Jackson; and Satish Sanan, the owner of Padua Stables.

Each director serves a two-year term.