LEXINGTON, KY—The Jockey Club and the Ed Brown Society are pleased to announce that The Jockey Club has become an Ed Brown Partner. The Ed Brown Partnership is the highest level of participation in support of the work of the EBS that an organization can attain. The Jockey Club and EBS will be working collaboratively to provide exposures and experiential growth opportunities to Ed Brown scholars and fellows across the various companies and initiatives operated by The Jockey Club.

“We are excited to embark upon this critical work with The Jockey Club. Because The Jockey Club’s operations touch virtually every aspect of our industry, this partnership opens up many more professional opportunities for our scholars and fellows to explore. So, we salute The Jockey Club for demonstrating this commitment to our mission. Undoubtedly, this partnership will lead to a more inclusive future for our industry,” EBS Chairman Greg Harbut said.

“The Ed Brown Society shares The Jockey Club’s commitment to bringing talented young people into the Thoroughbred industry,” The Jockey Club President and COO James L. Gagliano said. “This partnership is an excellent example of how collaboration among industry groups can help grow the sport.”

EBS is named in honor of Edward Dudley Brown, who was born into slavery in Lexington, Ky., and went on to become one of the most accomplished horsemen in the history of Thoroughbred racing. Founded by Living The Dream Racing & Stables, the Ed Brown Society celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry, while creating opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure, training and experience through internships and scholarships. EBS focuses on identifying and qualifying students of color, with demonstrated interest, skills and commitment, to become successful professionals in all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry.  For more information about EBS visit

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