Cella Appointed to Equibase Management Committee
Louis A. Cella, the president of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, has been appointed to serve on the Management Committee of Equibase Company LLC, it was announced today by Equibase Company Chairman Ian D. Highet.
In 2017, Cella was named president of Oaklawn, succeeding his late father, Charles J. Cella, and became the third generation of his family to serve on the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA). Cella has also been a member of The Jockey Club since 2017 and serves as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and on the board of trustees for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Cella fills a board seat being vacated by Daisy Phipps Pulito, racing manager of the Phipps Stable, who joined the Equibase Management Committee as a representative of The Jockey Club in 2016.
“As someone involved in all aspects of Thoroughbred racing, Louis is not only passionate about our sport, but brings a vast knowledge and experience to this committee, and we look forward to his contributions,” Highet said. “Daisy’s personal and professional involvement in Thoroughbred breeding and racing, as well as her background in sports and television, provided a valuable perspective to the committee, and we thank her for her service.”
The Equibase Management Committee is composed of members from each of the company’s two general partners – The Jockey Club and the TRA. The TRA representatives are Peter Berube, Happy Broadbent, Christopher McErlean, David O’Rourke, Mike Rogers, and Josh Rubinstein. Besides Highet and Cella, The Jockey Club representatives are C. Steven Duncker, James L. Gagliano, Stuart S. Janney III, and Nick Nicholson.
Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through its website and mobile applications, Equibase offers a comprehensive array of free statistical information as well as premium handicapping products and reports in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry. Additional information is available at equibase.com.