Updated on 08/24/2012 8:35AM

Casner among six new Jockey Club members


The Jockey Club has elected six new members, including Bill Casner, who has been leading a Jockey Club-supported effort for owners to race their horses without the anti-bleeding medication furosemide on raceday.

Casner and the five other elected members will join the 106 individuals who are already members of the Jockey Club. Members are eligible to serve as officers of the organization.

Casner is an owner, breeder, and former trainer who serves as a member on the board of trustees of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and in that position he has been pressing racehorse owners to agree to race their 2-year-olds without furosemide this year as part of a larger effort among owners and breeders to push for a ban on the raceday use of the drug.

The other five elected members are: Brereton Jones, a former governor of Kentucky and the owner of Airdrie Stud; Earle Mack, a former trustee of the New York Racing Association; Barry Ostrager, the owner of Questroyal Stud in New York; Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour Inc. and the owner of Sagamore Farm in Maryland; and Stuart Subotnick, an owner and breeder who races under the name Antsu Stables and who is vice chairman of the New York Racing Association.