OwnerView release, The Blood-Horse
Date Posted: 2/1/2016 11:50:22 AM Last Updated: 2/1/2016 2:23:41 PM

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Jim Rome
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The keynote address by radio personality and horse owner Jim Rome at OwnerView’s Thoroughbred Owner Conference has been downloaded more than 4,000 times since it was delivered at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13.

Rome’s 50-minute address, in which he described his introduction to Thoroughbred ownership as well as some of the highs and lows he and his wife, Janet, have experienced, including the death from colic of Eclipse Award and multiple stakes winner Shared Belief, was made available afterwards on the America’s Best Racing website and its YouTube channel, on the OwnerView website, and on BloodHorse.com.

“It is hard to imagine someone describing his or her passion for Thoroughbred racing in a more eloquent manner than Jim Rome did at our conference,” Gary Falter, vice president of operations for OwnerView, said in a release. “His remarks really resonated with those who have owned horses and those who are new or prospective owners, and many of our attendees considered his presentation the highlight of the conference.”

Other video segments from the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, as well as still photographs, are now available on the OwnerView website.

Among the video topics:

• Acquiring Your Thoroughbred Racehorse: What are your options?
• Pursuing Your Dream: Fascinating Success Stories from Thoroughbred Owners
• An Overview of Ownership: What Every Owner Should Know
• Jockeys—The Hands Behind the Reins

OwnerView is a joint effort of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.

The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011 and the OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.