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Pies Against COVID-19: Charity Contest Will Raise Funds For Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation

The Battle for the Backside: Pies Against COVID-19 Sponsored by Runhappy will be raising funds for the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation ( through donations surrounding a charity pie-eating contest on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 1:30 PM Eastern time. All donations will benefit Thoroughbred racing’s backstretch community in an effort to alleviate financial burdens […]

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Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Calling For Donations To Aid COVID-19 Relief

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is calling for donations to assist backstretch workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak across the United States. All donations to the foundation will be designated for COVID-19 relief until further notice. The foundation’s current priority is addressing the immediate need to stock food pantries at racetracks around the country, […]

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Jockey Club, Kentucky Department Of Ag Issue Recommended Breeding Shed Protocols For COVID-19

The challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic have led to new protocols for Thoroughbred breeding to minimize risk of infection among farm staff and related personnel charged with transporting and handling horses. The Jockey Club recommends that all North American, Central American, and Caribbean Thoroughbred stud farm operations at a minimum follow guidelines from the Kentucky […]

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Jockey Club Issues Video, FAQ For Managing Thoroughbred Digital Certificates

The Jockey Club Registry has made available a video tutorial and FAQs to assist industry stakeholders with managing digital certificates. Digital certificates were introduced in 2018 to streamline management of the official certificate of registration throughout the life of a Thoroughbred.  Click here to watch the tutorial and click here to read the FAQs. “A digital certificate […]

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2020 Jockey Club Fact Book Now Available Online

The Jockey Club announced today that the 2020 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at  The online Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America and is updated quarterly. It also features a directory of Canadian, international, […]

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Jockey Club: InCompass Solutions President Kimbrell Retires; Palmer, Dobbins Take New Roles

The Jockey Club today announced the retirement of Brad Kimbrell, president of InCompass Solutions Inc. (InCompass), effective January 1, 2020.  “Since joining The Jockey Club in 1994, Brad has been a tireless and highly effective leader who pioneered the automation of the racing office and horsemen’s bookkeeper function,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief […]

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Jockey Club: ‘Still Continuing To Study’ Rule That Would Limit Stud Books

The Jockey Club board of stewards today announced that it is continuing its consideration of a rule to limit the annual breeding of individual stallions. The Jockey Club stated further, “We are grateful for the many thoughtful comments in response to our September proposal. The stewards are considering those comments as we continue to study […]

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OwnerView Sets Seventh Annual Thoroughbred Owner Conference For Saratoga, July 2020

OwnerView announced today that the seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held July 20-21, 2020, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  “We are excited to bring the Thoroughbred Owner Conference to New York for the first time and to host owners and prospective owners at historic Saratoga Race Course, one of the most […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: U.S. Horse Racing’s Lack Of Organization, Leadership Magnified During Crisis

Horse racing is in crisis, and not just in California or the United States, where there has been an increased focus on the sport’s equine fatalities since Santa Anita Park went through a particularly deadly period last winter. More recently, Keeneland – in the heart of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry – has been on the defensive […]

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