The Jockey Club

John Oxley Accepts Dinny Phipps Award

John C. “Jack” Oxley, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and supporter of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, accepted the Dinny Phipps Award at a celebration of the 125th anniversary of The Jockey Club at The Sea Grill in New York City on Thursday, June 6. Earle Mack, an active participant in Thoroughbred racing and breeding for more […]

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America’s Best Racing Brings Back Fan Development Mobile App For Third Season

Stay Lucky, the free-to-play mobile app from America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club, returns for its third season with a new presenting sponsor, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Season three of the app features smoother playability, enhanced speed, and several new prizes, in addition to the […]

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Commentary: How To Respond To Horse Racing’s ‘New Normal’

Former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec writes in his InsideRacingRegs blog about the mainstream news media’s “insatiable” appetite to pounce on every racing or training fatality at Santa Anita, in the wake of the spike in horse deaths at the Arcadia, Calif., track earlier this year. Santa Anita went from March 31 […]

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Administrative Category Added To Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards; Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the fourth annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) will open on Tuesday, May 21, and close on Monday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in America for the first time in 2016. Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the […]

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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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NYRA’s Enhanced Safety Initiatives Include Racing Surfaces, Race-Day Scrutiny

Live thoroughbred racing returned to Belmont Park on Friday, April 26 for its 48-day spring/summer meet, and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today highlighted its broad-based safety program currently in effect at all NYRA tracks. In addition to accreditation of each NYRA track by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance […]

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Delaware Park To Use Jockey Club’s High Definition Grant Fund For Upcoming Season

The Jockey Club announced today that Delaware Park is taking advantage of The Jockey Club’s HD Grant Fund and will broadcast in HD when its racing season opens on May 4. Hawthorne Race Course was the first track to use the grant fund to upgrade its signal.  Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey […]

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Thanks To The Jockey Club, Finger Lakes To Transmit HD Signal In Upcoming Season

Thoroughbred racing returns to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) for its 58th consecutive season on Saturday, April 27. Opening day of the 119-day season will kick off with a first race post time of 1:10 p.m. For the first time, beginning in 2019 FLGR will broadcast all of its races in high definition (HD), […]

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The Jockey Club Calls For Dramatic Changes In ‘Fundamentally Flawed System’

The Jockey Club released the following statement on Monday: A 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park only three days after racing resumed; it is the 23rd horse fatality in the past three months. The string of deaths at Santa Anita isn’t the first spike in fatalities at a U.S. racetrack — these tragic events […]

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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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