JOCKEY CLUB NOTES
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THE JOCKEY CLUB TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC. LATEST PRODUCT OF CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
The business unit that served as the information technology group for The Jockey Club and a technology consultant for the Thoroughbred industry at large has become a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club and has been named The Jockey Club Technology Services, Inc. (TJCTS).
The change is the latest modification resulting from The Jockey Club's corporate restructuring that was announced in August 2001. As part of that restructuring, the racetrack software company formerly known as McKinnie Systems, Inc. became InCompass, the entity that is building a centralized database and integrated communications network to enhance delivery of information, products and services within the industry.
"Although our name and corporate structure have changed, we will continue to serve the wide-ranging technology needs of The Jockey Club family of companies and the variety of industry organizations who enlist our help in devising and implementing solutions for their own unique situations," explained Robert A. Burch, the president of TJCTS.
The origins of the new company trace back to the 1960s when it was known as The Jockey Club Statistical Bureau. It was formed to computerize pedigree and performance records in order to simplify the task of compiling catalogue pages for horses sold at public auction.
It has been at the forefront, internally and externally, of the technology revolution over the past 20 years. The department played a pivotal technological role in the creation and launch of The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. (TJCIS), Equibase Company and, most recently, InCompass. It has also served in consulting capacities for the NTRA Technology Task Force, the AQHA and Weatherbys, among others.
In addition to Burch, the management team also includes Harold Palmer, the vice president of software development, and Jeanne Stamper, vice president of operations. A detailed history of The Jockey Club Technology Services, Inc., as well as biographical sketches of its staff and contact information are all available at the new web site, www.tjctechnology.com.
The Jockey Club Technology Services, Inc. is located at 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. The telephone number is (859) 224-2700. The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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