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Volume 23 No. 17
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Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group

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Belinda Stronach, the daughter of auto magnate Frank Stronach, began her career in the automotive sector at Magna International before forming The Stronach Group, which oversees six racetracks in four states. A former member of the Canadian Parliament and among the most powerful businesswomen in Canada, Stronach last year created the Pegasus World Cup, with the world’s richest race purses of $12 million in 2017 and $16 million this year. Last year, Stronach was the recipient of the Longines Ladies Award and the Jockeys’ Guild’s Eddie Arcaro Award, recognizing her leadership in horse racing.