- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Top executives from the NFL Network and Irish racing are the featured speakers at this weekend’s 62nd annual thoroughbred racing conference held by The Jockey Club.

Brian Rolapp, president and CEO of the NFL Network, will share insights into the league’s media strategies during Sunday’s two-hour Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, starting 10 a.m. Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.

Denis Egan, the chief executive of the Irish Turf Club, will provide an update on jockey safety and welfare initiatives. The Irish Turf Club is the regulatory body for horse racing in Ireland.

Other topics to be discussed include medication reform efforts in the U.S., a study on equine drug testing and enforcement, and a report on new fan and owner development initiatives.