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Jockey Club Survey: Drugs, Fatalities Top List Of Public Concerns About Horse Racing

According to a new, national and Kentucky-based poll commissioned by The Jockey Club, horse fatalities are the single most important factor facing the horse racing industry with nearly seven in 10 likely voters (69 percent) saying that it is a “very important” issue. The misuse of drugs was almost equally significant with 65 percent saying […]

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Jockey Club Calls For Major Drug Reform, Says Fatality Spikes Will Continue Without It

The Jockey Club today released a major white paper calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. horse racing industry including a major overhaul of drug use and uniform out-of-competition drug testing, citing the need for “transparency into the medical treatment, injuries, and health of all racehorses.” The paper’s release follows the death of 22 racehorses […]

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Hawthorne Race Course First Track To Use Jockey Club HDTV Grant

The Jockey Club announced today that Hawthorne Race Course is the first racetrack to make use of its High Definition (HD) Grant Fund and will begin broadcasting all of its races in HD for the 2019 spring racing season, which began on March 15. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, announced the […]

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‘Better Get That Horse Scheduled’: Digital Tattoos On Track For Jan. 1, 2020 Takeover

Digital tattoos and foal papers for racehorses not only are coming, they’re here. After Dec. 31, 2019, only electronic rather than hard-copy registration papers will be issued and the physical ink-based lip tattoo will be officially replaced with a microchip. Curtis Linnell, executive vice president of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and TRPB agent Emma […]

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Reveals Winners Of 2018 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 2018 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available at tjctip.com/PerformanceAwardsWinners. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most […]

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World Series: Baseball Legends Inspire Thoroughbred Names

As the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club is responsible for reviewing and approving all Thoroughbred names. Last year, the registry reviewed more than 35,000 names, with about 73% of those getting approved. Famous names and expressions from sports often inspire the names submitted for equine athletes, and baseball is no exception. […]

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Jockey Club: Reporting Of Live Foals Down 2.3 Percent From Last Year

The Jockey Club today reported that 1,778 stallions covered 34,288 mares in North America during 2017, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 26, 2018. These breedings have resulted in 21,130 live foals of 2018 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports. The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported so […]

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Jockey Club Announces Election Of Six New Members

The Jockey Club today announced the election of six new members: Craig Bandoroff, Michael Del Giudice, Staci Hancock, James Lawson, Maria Niarchos-Gouazé, and Ogden Phipps II. Craig Bandoroff owns Denali Stud, which he founded in 1990. Denali is one of the nation’s leading consignors, and the farm has sold horses such as Animal Kingdom, Uncle […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?

Last weekend’s Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year’s proposals and identify the ideas that would be good […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Duncker Elected To Jockey Club Board Of Stewards

C. Steven Duncker has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the vacant position left by Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps. Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, was reelected to the board. Duncker is a retired partner of Goldman Sachs & Company. He is the founder and […]

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