07/13/2011 4:42PM

Two directors re-elected to Breeders' Cup board


Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli were both re-elected to positions on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors during elections conducted the past week, Breeders’ Cup said on Wednesday.

Manfuso, the owner of Maryland’s Chanceland Farm, and Santulli, a partner in Jayeff B Stable, were two of six candidates seeking election to three open seats on the board. The other director elected to the 13-member board was newcomer Bret Jones, the manager of bloodstock services for Airdrie Stud and the son of Airdrie’s owner, former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones.

Under changes to the bylaws approved earlier this year, the three directors elected Wednesday will serve four-year terms. All 48 of Breeders’ Cup ‘s members placed votes in the election, the Breeders’ Cup said.

The other three candidates seeking the open seats were Garrett O’Rourke, the manager of the North American division of Juddmonte Farm; Bill Oppenheim, a bloodstock consultant; and Barry Weisbord, a bloodstock agent and the publisher of Thoroughbred Daily News.