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Horse racing's pacesetters

As attention turns to Churchill Downs for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, we highlight the leaders and dealmakers to know in horse racing, whose work continues to influence the industry and sport in myriad ways.

Bob Baffert, Trainer

Bill Carstanjen, Churchill Downs

Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup

James Gagliano, The Jockey Club 

Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm

Joe Harper, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Rob Hyland, NBC Sports

Chris Kay, New York Racing Association

Lynn LaRocca, New York Racing Association

Kip Levin, TVG

Jon Miller, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network

Todd Pletcher, Trainer

Mike Repole, Repole Stable

Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group

Belinda Stronach, The Stronach Group

Bill Thomason, Keeneland

Kenny Troutt, WinStar Farm

Johnny Velazquez, Jockeys' Guild

Alex Waldrop, National Thoroughbred Racing Association

Kristin Warfield, Churchill Downs

Also:

Leaders share ideas to improve horse racing

NBC's Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey on how they make the call

By the numbers: Attendance, ad spending in horse racing