Everett R. Dobson and John W. Phillips have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of John C. Harris and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr.
Dobson has owned and raced Thoroughbreds as Cheyenne Stables since 1996 and has owned Candy Meadows Farm near Lexington, Ky., since 2006. Some of his top runners have included Caleb’s Posse and Mastery.
The Oklahoma City resident serves on the board of trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and has been a member of the American Graded Stakes Committee since 2015. He is also the chief executive officer of Dobson Technologies, which provides customers with IT and communications products and services, and a part-owner of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
Phillips owns historic Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., and manages Phillips Racing Partnership. He currently serves as a board member and president of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and formerly served as a past director of the Thoroughbred Club of America and on the Breeders' Cup board of directors and its executive committee.
His racing partnership has campaigned top runners including Breeders' Cup winner and Eclipse Champion Soaring Softly and Grade I winners Winter Memories and Time and Motion.
“John Harris and Hiram Polk served The Jockey Club with distinction, and we are grateful for their contribution,” said Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club. “Everett Dobson and John Phillips both bring a similar mix of enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to our board, and we look forward to their involvement.”
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, and the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram. Learn more about The Jockey Club at jockeyclub.com.