After 10 years on the Manitoba Jockey Club Board, including 1 ½-years as the interim Chair following the passing of Harvey Warner, Jeff Goy has concluded his role as a Director.

MJC Board Director, Dr. Norm Elder, previously the Vice Chair, was elected to the role of Board Chair. Director Darrell Stephansson, who owns and operates a private wealth and insurance management company, was elected to the role of Vice Chair.

Goy said, “I appreciated the opportunity over the last decade to contribute to the MJC Board and to work with the exceptional senior executive management team. The future remains very bright for the sport in Manitoba and my passion for horse racing and participation in the industry at this time will continue through my growing racing and breeding operations.”

Before joining the MJC Board, Goy served as a Director of the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (H.B.P.A.) for 10 years, including six years as the President.

Dr. Elder, founder of Elder’s Equine Clinic, which he sold more than a decade ago, was born in Regina, SK, rode horses at high levels with success as a national hunter/jumper rider. He studied at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and in 1966 became the first vet for the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission. He was also a founding member of the Manitoba Jockey Club. Dr. Elder has also bred and owned horses.

You can read more about Dr. Elder in this column by Bob Gates.