April 1, 2016 – For Immediate Release
The Jockey Club of Canada announces temporary Steward effective April 1, 2016
At The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards Meeting held on Tuesday March 29, 2016 in the Sales Pavilion, Boardroom the Stewards approved replacing John Unger with Shawn Minshall effective April 1st, 2016. Shawn has willingly accepted this temporary position as John Unger will be resigning as Steward effective April 1st, 2016 to pursue in a new venture, and we wish him all the best. John Unger will carry on being a member of the Jockey Club of Canada.
The Jockey Club of Canada is honored to appoint Shawn Minshall temporarily to the Board of Stewards for 2016 replacing John Unger who is just short of serving his term under the Steward Rotation by-law implemented in 2006.
Shawn Minshall temporarily joins Chief Steward, Jeff Begg, and Stewards Mark Casse, Frank Di Giulio Jr., Nick Eaves, Geordie Hendrie, Robert Krembil, James Lawson, Charles Overland and Glenn Sikura on the Board of Stewards until the Annual Meeting in 2016. Shawn Minshall will require votes by the Jockey Club of Canada members to continue on as a Steward. This will be determined at our Annual Members meeting held on June 12, 2016.
The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry. The mission of The Jockey Club of Canada is to promote and maintain a high standard for Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada at a level which is recognized internationally for the benefit of all those interested in the sport including the general public by operations and services such as, but not limited to: evaluating all Graded, Listed and Black-type races in Canada annually; conducting the annual Sovereign Awards for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada; maintaining a field office in Canada for the Jockey Club of the United States and the Jockey Club Registry Service; and by representing Canada as a Member of the IFHA.