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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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View From The Eighth Pole: Declining Foal Crops Loom Large For Racing

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American foal crop of 21,500, down from 22,500 in 2017. That’s a year-to-year drop of 4.4 percent. It will be the smallest North American foal crop since 1966, according to the Jockey Club Fact Book (from which all of the following statistics are derived). Of greater concern […]

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Jockey Club Round Table Focuses On Data, Regulation, Marketing Of Racing

Thoroughbred breeder and owner Barbara Banke, who along with her late husband, Jess Jackson, has been a longtime advocate for reform in various aspects of the racing and breeding industries, threw her support behind the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 at The Jockey Club’s 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing held […]

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The Jockey Club Projecting 2018 Registered Foal Crop Of 21,500

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500. The 21,500 foals estimated for 2018 is a 4.4% decrease from the 2017 foal crop projection of 22,500 that was announced in August 2016. “As always, this projection is based on reports of mares bred received to date, and we […]

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LARC Mantiene Su Compromiso Con El Hipismo Este Sábado En El Sir Barton Stakes

Por segundo año consecutivo, el Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) será patrocinador del Sir Barton Stakes, carrera con $100,000 en premios a disputarse el mismo día del Preakness, Mayo 20, además de que entregarán un cheque por $30,000 a la fundación Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) como parte de su contínuo compromiso con la industria del […]

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International Forum For The Aftercare Of Racehorses Concludes First Meeting

International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which held its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017. The […]

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