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Jockey Club Issues First Digital Foal Registration Certificate

The Jockey Club announced today that a colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Mildly Offensive, born Feb. 19 at WinStar Farm, is the first foal to be issued a digital certificate of foal registration. The transition to digital foal certificates from hardcopies begins with the 2018 foal crop and was first announced at the […]

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Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale

Several days after New Year’s, New Jersey resident Dina Alborano posted a video on social media of a crowd of horses jogging down a livestock chute somewhere in Louisiana, imploring her followers on Twitter to donate money to prevent the horses from shipping to a slaughterhouse in Mexico. The cost to purchase 11 horses and […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Unveils Winners Of Performance Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2017 performance awards program. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the award […]

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Despite Slight Uptick In Equine Injuries, Overall Trends Remain Positive

An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database (EID) has shown a modest increase in the rate of fatal injury in 2017 (1.61 per 1,000 starts) compared to 2016 (1.54 per 1,000 starts), The Jockey Club announced today. Prof. Tim Parkin, veterinarian and epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow and consultant to the EID, […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Gains Support Of 64 Trainers; Among Major Tracks, Churchill Downs Missing In Action

The Water Hay Oats Alliance has released a letter – signed by 64 current and retired trainers – endorsing the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 2651) introduced in the U.S. Congress last year by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). The bill would establish a non-governmental, non-profit agency to oversee medication policy and enforcement […]

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Three Trainers Denied Stud Book Privileges By The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club announced today that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018. The denials of privileges include the privilege of registering foals and the privileges of any registration process for any Thoroughbred. […]

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Report: HSUS President Subject Of Multiple Sexual Harassment Complaints

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, has been the subject of three complaints of sexual harassment, according to a report by the Washington Post this week. An investigation conducted by an independent law firm hired by HSUS also found the organization offered settlements to three other workers who […]

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Jockey Club Replaces Experimental Free Handicap With ‘Top 2-Year-Old Rankings’

The Jockey Club announced today that the Experimental Free Handicap, a weight-based assessment of the previous year’s leading 2-year-olds for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles, has been renamed The Jockey Club’s Annual Top 2-Year-Old Rankings. The 2017 rankings will be published under the new name in late January.  “After consulting with various historians, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbreds Dazzle In New Vocations Show

This weekend New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) welcomed more than 250 Thoroughbreds to the Kentucky Horse Park, allowing their riders to compete in one of the most coveted venues in equestrian sports – the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. With horses coming from even out […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?

The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game’s integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some strong words from the chairman of The Jockey Club. Plus, unless cooperation in the sport increases, the dwindling foal […]

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