Panelist

Chauncey Morris,
KTA–KTOB


Chauncey Oliver Morris is Executive Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, a horseman’s group and trade association representing the Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Kentucky. Kentucky is the biggest producer of Thorougbred foals in the world, responsible for 34% of the US foal crop, the largest concentration of stallions, veterinary practices and breeding farms, and is home to the largest yearling and breeding stock sales, premier race meetings at Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs., and year-round racing at Turfway Park, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs.

Mr. Morris assumed his position in August 2014. Previously, Mr. Morris served as CEO of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Ltd. and Aushorse Marketing Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia, from 2011 till 2014. Mr. Morris was successful in adding horses into the Free Trade Agreement framework between Australia and the People’s Republic of China during the term of Prime Minister Julia Gillard (ALP), attracted new investment from the United States, and was involved in McHugh v. AJC & Ors., a legal challenge which successfully defended the natural cover rules of the Australian Rules of Racing and Australian Stud Book. Mr. Morris also served as sales marketing associate for Keeneland Association from 2005 to 2011, part of the sales team responsible for developing new domestic and international markets, including the Emerging Markets Program on behalf of Kentucky breeders. The Emerging Markets Program is responsible for over $500 million in new sales from racing countries on six continents since its inception.

Mr. Morris has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville in 1999