For the Love of Horses
A Pre-Hambletonian Celebration
August 4, 2011
Commissioner's Club at the New Meadowlands
East Rutherford, NJ
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Yankees
"The work of the Equine Science Center has a measurable and direct
impact on all users of horses, irrespective of discipline and breed,"
Karyn Malinowski, Director, Equine Science Center.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate as the Equine Science
Center marks it tenth anniversary in 2011. Within the short course of a
decade, the Center has risen to prominent status locally and globally,
and is recognized as a leader in equine research
and education. The Center is a hub of discovery, learning, and outreach
whose sole focus is the health and well-being of horses.
The Equine Science Center’s vision for the next ten years is to
provide global leadership in the discovery of better ways to manage
horses and horse farms, and develop future leaders to ensure the
sustainability of the horse industry. The Center will continue to be the
most effective proponent for the economic viability and sustainability
of the horse industry in New Jersey.
Brian McGuire Cashman has literally grown up in the Yankees
family. He joined the organization in 1986 as a 19-year-old
intern in the Minor league and Scouting Department and now
commands one of the most demanding jobs in sports. Over the
course of 24 seasons with the team, he has earned five World
Series rings, including four as General Manager.
Mr. Cashman assumed his current post on February 3, 1998. At
age 31 he became the second-youngest General Manager in baseball
history. In his first season he became the youngest-ever GM to
win a World Series, and with championships in 1999 and 2000, he
became the only GM in baseball history to win world titles in
each of his first three seasons. Among his peers, Cashman has
achieved unparalleled success with a lifetime winning percentage
of .605, the highest of any GM with five seasons of experience
since 1950. Now in his 14th season, Cashman has the
third-longest tenure among all general managers in baseball and
is the longest serving Yankees GM since Ed Barrow led the team from
1920-1945. In all, his clubs have claimed 10 Division titles and
six American League championships to go along with four World
Series titles. His feat of reaching the playoffs in each of his
first 10 seasons remains unmatched in Baseball history.
Mr. Cashman has been honored as “Executive of the Year” four
times: by the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA in 2000 and 2009; and
in 1999 and 2003 by the New Jersey Sportswriters’ Association.
In 2001 he received his third consecutive “40 Under 40” Award
presented by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal to
recognize the top 40 people under the age of 40 who have made
the greatest impact in the sports business industry.
Born on July 3, 1967, in Rockville Center, New York, Cashman
grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Cashman and his wife, Mary,
have a daughter, Grace Eva, and a son, Theodore John.