07/14/2011 12:18PM

Jockey Club of Canada names new stewards


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the appointed of three new stewards and 22 new members following its annual meeting here at Woodbine Racetrack on June 25.

The new JCC stewards are Nick Eaves, president and CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group; Frank Di Giulio Jr., a longtime owner and breeder whose horses are trained by Bob Tiller; and Robert Krembil, an owner and breeder who races and breeds horses along with his son, Mark, from his nearby Chiefswood Farm base.

They replace the retiring Dick Bonnycastle, Glenn Sikura, and Harvey Tenenbaum.

The new stewards will join chief steward Jim Lawson, Jeff Begg, Geordie Hendrie, Sue Leslie, Ross McKague, Harvey Warner, and Gordon Wilson on the board of stewards until the Jockey Club’s annual meeting in 2012.

The Jockey Club of Canada also determined that it would increase its membership and scope by continuing to add new members.

The 22 newly elected members bring the total number to 72.

The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry and to promote improvements to Thoroughbred racing and breeding, both in Canada and internationally.

The Jockey Club operates a field office of The Jockey Club (in New York), organizes the Sovereign Awards, administers the graded stakes program in Canada liaises with foreign jockey clubs; promotes Thoroughbred ownership; and represents Canada at international racing conferences.