Jockeys' Guild Español | Login
The Jockeys' Guild
 
Home History About Us The Jockeys Articles News Newsletters Contact

Jockeys Guild News and Articles

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

National Meeting in Louisville

The Jockeys' Guild has announced its plan to hold a national meeting of the organization's newly-elected leadership on June 26th in Louisville, Kentucky. The summit of the 27 Senators is being hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission and the Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau as part of an aggressive campaign to convince the Guild to relocate its national headquarters to Louisville.

The Jockeys' Guild has announced its plan to hold a national meeting of the organization's newly-elected leadership on June 26th in Louisville, Kentucky. The summit of the 27 Senators is being hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission and the Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau as part of an aggressive campaign to convince the Guild to relocate its national headquarters to Louisville.

"The jockeys attending the meeting are the face of the new Jockeys' Guild," said Darrell Haire, the Guild's interim National Manager. "Our coming together in Louisville is certainly a sign of unity and support for the Jockeys' Guild as the riders' organization."

During their meeting, the Senators are expected to elect a new Board of Directors as well as Board officers. The current Board members have been serving on an interim basis since November when they were elected following the termination of the organization's controversial past management.

The day-long meeting will take place at the Galt House Hotel and Suites, located downtown on the waterfront. The site appealed to the Guild due to the hotel's "Gallop to Glory" exhibit which features the handprints of Derby winning jockeys. The hotel has also been the site for the past two years of the Mint Jubilee Gala, an event held the night before the Kentucky Derby that has established a tradition of honoring the jockeys' important role in the Derby.

"We will be rolling out the red carpet during the Senators visit to Louisville," said Andy Jugan, Executive Director of the Greater Louisville Sports Commission. "We think the jockeys will like our hospitality and hope to convince them to relocate their national headquarters to our city."

The Guild's national office is presently in California, where it has been located since 2002 when the past management moved the headquarters from Lexington, Kentucky.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Senate Election Results

The tabulation of votes for the Jockeys' Guild national election for its 27 Senate seats was completed on June 5th, marking another important milestone in the organization's rebuilding efforts.

The vote count was open to the news media and conducted by the independent accounting firm of Stuedle, Spears & Francke, PSC, in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 58 jockey members competed for the 27 Senate seats which are equally distributed among three newly-established regions. The results according to region were as follows:

WESTERN REGION - Consists of the states located west of the Missouri River. At least three of the nine Senate seats in this region are designated for quarter horse riders.

The winners are: Jon Court, Kent Desormeaux, David Flores, Alex Solis, and Jose Valdivia, Jr. Quarter horse riders: Alvin Brossette, G.R. Carter, Cody Jensen, and Sam Thompson.

CENTRAL REGION - Consists of the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama.

The winners are: Robby Albarado, Perry Compton, Mark Guidry, Jeff Johnston, Jerry LaSala, Randy Meier, Glen Murphy, Brian Peck, and Rodney Prescott.

EASTERN REGION - Consists of the remaining states in the eastern portion of the nation.

The winners are: Joseph Bravo, Stewart Elliott, Mike Luzzi, Richard Migliore, Mario Pino, Edgar Prado, Mike Smith, John Velazquez, and Jose Velez, Jr.

The first meeting of the new Senate will take place before the end of the month, on a date not yet determined.

"We hope to arrange a face-to-face meeting," said Darrell Haire, the Guild's Interim National Manager. Details related to such a meeting are currently being worked out, he added.

One of the first issues that the new Senate will need to decide is the election of a new permanent Board of Directors and its officers. Another pending issue is the naming of a permanent national manager for the organization. Darrell Haire has been serving in the capacity since November when the past management was terminated.

PDJF

Previous Articles
 
 
Archives
 
 

Nutritional Section

Jockeys' Guild Membership Advantage

Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly Re-cap

George Woolf Award
Click here to learn more

Jockeys' Guild Membership Application

Looking Back
 

Temporary Disability Policy
Click here to learn more

© 2014 The Jockeys Guild. All rights reserved.