08/20/2013 12:36PM

Jockey Club elects 4 new members


The Jockey Club has elected four new members, including Bill Thomason, who was elevated to chief executive officer of the Keeneland Association in 2012.

Thomason was the financial and administrative manager at Mill Ridge Farm in central Kentucky for 28 years before being hired by Keeneland as its chief financial officer in 2010. He is a board member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

The three other members elected are all owner-breeders. Barbara Banke is the owner of Stonestreet Stables, which raced a two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin. Bobby Flay, the restaurateur, is also a member of the New York Racing Association’s board of directors. Andrew Rosen, the chief executive of the clothing retailer Helmut Young and Theory, is the head of Star Crown Stable.