Derby Contenders

Joseph V. Shields, Jr.

Joseph Shields resides in Brookville, New York and is the chairman and CEO of Shields & Company, a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange.  Shields became invested in horse racing following his days as a polo player at Meadowbrook on Long Island, New York, when he decided to breed and own racehorses.  Shields serves on the board of several racing organizations such as the New York Racing Association and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Association.