Stewards

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Urges Greater Transparency In Stewarding

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation released a new white paper which outlines issues relative to stewarding, their reporting on incidents related to racing and the lack of transparency which accompanies such incidents, particularly in light of the oversights apparent in the process of demoting Maximum Security in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. “Make no mistake, the stewards […]

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Hong Kong Steward Urges U.S. To Adopt Widely Accepted Disqualification Rules

It’s often true that major change in horse racing is reactive more than proactive, that one watershed event prompts change that heretofore seemed less necessary. Some in American horse racing are left wondering whether this year’s Kentucky Derby will be that moment for stewarding in U.S. races. That was certainly the message from the International […]

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‘Bright Future’: Half-Brother To Millionaire Disco Partner Wins Second Out

Patricia Generazio’s Fly Fly Away, a half-brother to multiple graded-stakes winner Disco Partner, graduated at second asking on Saturday at Saratoga. Sent to post as the mutuel favorite in the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint, the Christophe Clement trainee settled in fourth position, just off the pace of Love Me Tomorrow and Shandian through a half-mile […]

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Jockey Club, ROAP Announce International Stewards Education Programs

The Jockey Club and Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) announced the creation of two programs, administered by ROAP and funded in part by The Jockey Club, to educate stewards practicing in North America on international officiating standards. The purpose of the program is to provide an immersive experience with international stewards to cultivate and foster […]

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Deadline For Pete Pedersen Award For Stewards Extended To September 15

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) announced today that the deadline for the 2019 Pete Pedersen Awards has been extended to September 15, 2019. The Pete Pedersen Award is presented annually to stewards who have made important contributions to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing industries. The award is named in honor of the longtime […]

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Del Mar Names Veteran Team For Upcoming Summer Meet

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 80th summer racing season beginning Wednesday led by a seasoned collection of veteran racing officials. As they have for the past six years, Tom Robbins and David Jerkens will team up to run the show out of the seaside track’s racing department. Robbins, who hails from one of […]

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Durenberger To Take Over As Jockey Club Steward For NYRA

Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, who is currently the chief examining veterinarian for the New York Racing Association (NYRA), has been appointed as The Jockey Club steward at NYRA tracks. She will succeed Jim Edwards, who retired at the conclusion of Belmont’s spring/summer meet on July 7.  The appointment was announced by Stuart S. Janney III, the […]

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Racing Officials Can Help With Biosecurity, But Logistics Are Tricky

When a disease outbreak happens at a racetrack — as they do a few times a year — veterinarians, horsemen, and racing officials quickly become concerned about biosecurity protocols, the measures that can minimize the chances for disease to travel from one horse to another. One state veterinarian is hoping that, armed with a little […]

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Report: Saez Appealing Suspension, Requesting Stay

Luis Saez, who was hit with a 15-day suspension for his ride in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, has filed an appeal and requested a stay of the sentence, according to the Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty. According to Hegarty, the appeal alleges the stewards did not conduct a thorough investigation of the incident in the […]

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Right Or Wrong? Derby DQ Leaves Unanswered Questions

Kentucky stewards made a controversial decision after the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby… Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In context of how the rules of racing are written in Kentucky, the stewards made the only possible call in their disqualification of Maximum Security from first to 17th. But was it the […]

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