Ann & Jerry Moss

Jerry Moss, co-founder of A&M Records and Rondor Music along with partner Herb Alpert, was born in New York City and attended Brooklyn College from where he graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

A&M went on to become one of the most successful independent record companies, discovering and releasing stars such as Cat Stevens, Carole King, the Carpenters, Janet Jackson, Amy Grant, The Police, Sting, Supertramp, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Styx, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Soundgarden.

In March 2006, Moss and Alpert were honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Non-Performer Category.

Ann is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoyed living in New York for ten years during her modeling career where she also was able to enjoy traveling with her frequent trips to Paris and Milan.

Ann is also very active in protecting the welfare of marine life and has personally fought for the rights of dolphins and whales since 1989 through her other Foundation, Dolphin Connection. She is proud to have been involved in the lobbying and subsequent success of tuna-dolphin labeling; and continues to fight for their rights annually at The International Whaling Commission Conference.

She is also an Artist and on the UCLA Board of Visitors of Medicine. Jerry is a member of the UCLA Board of Visitors of the Arts and Architecture.

The Mosses have been involved in thoroughbred racing for over 30 years, as both owners and breeders.

First among the many outstanding thoroughbreds the Mosses have campaigned over the years was Zenyatta, who completed an unparalleled career with a near-perfect record of 19 wins from 20 lifetime starts. Adored by racing fans throughout the world, this remarkable mare ran two of the most memorable races in thoroughbred racing history, first when she rallied to beat a world-class field of males, including eight Grade 1/Group 1 stakes winners, in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic, and then when she launched a breathtaking run from last to sweep past 10 other international stars and push Blame to the wire when finishing second in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Zenyatta also won the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic.

Other notables were Ruhlmann, winner of the 1990 Santa Anita Handicap; Sardula, winner of the 1994 Kentucky Oaks; Kudos, winner of the 2002 Oaklawn Handicap; Tiago, winner of the 2007 Santa Anita Derby and third in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Classic; and also, most notably, their homebred Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

In 2004, Jerry Moss was appointed to the California Horse Racing Board as a commissioner for his first term. In 2008, Moss was appointed to his second term.

In November 2009, Jerry Moss was named a member of the Jockey Club.

Jerry and Ann Moss at the 2010 Eclipse Awards