07/24/2002 11:00PM

Jockey Club topic: Globalization


NEW YORK - Globalization of racing and equine genomics will be the chief topics at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Aug. 18 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the Jockey Club announced Thursday.

Globalization will be addressed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in a presentation featuring the Marquess of Hartington, chairman of Ascot Racecourse in England. Tim Smith, the NTRA commissioner, will also speak, along with Breeders' Cup president D. G. Van Clief.

The presentation on equine genomics will be by Dr. Douglas Antczak, director of the James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University and an organizer of the International Horse Genome Project. Also, Dr. Scot Waterman will present a progress report on the NTRA Racing Integrity and Drug-Testing Task Force. Waterman is the executive director of the task force.