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The Jockey Club To Introduce Digital Foal Certificates In 2018

The Jockey Club reminds Thoroughbred breeders that digital foal certificates will be replacing hard copies of foal certificates beginning with the 2018 foal crop. The transition to digital foal certificates was first announced at the Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on August 14, 2016. Breeders, as well as those who act as […]

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Churchill Downs Bans Daily Racing Form On-Track Sales; Launches Rival Product

Management of Churchill Downs and Daily Racing Form – two iconic racing institutions that date back to the 1800s – apparently will not be sitting down together for a Thanksgiving Dinner. The two parties have been feuding in recent months, culminating with Churchill Downs opting to ban on-track sales of the daily racing newspaper founded […]

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Fourth Thoroughbred Ownership Conference Emphasizes Passion For The Sport

The fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse, concluded today with presentations on the experiences of turf writers, the claiming game, and veterinary issues. Approximately 235 people attended the three-day event, including both longtime horse owners and new or prospective owners. The conference took place at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar in Del […]

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Indiana Breeding Shows Double-Digit Increases In Stallions, Mares Bred In 2017

When the Jockey Club released its report on mares bred in 2017, Indiana stood out as the state with the largest increase in mares bred and stallions standing in the state in the top 10. The numbers released in the October 25 press release were based on Reports of Mares Bred (RMB) received through October […]

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Jockey Club Releases 2017 Report Of Mares Bred

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2017 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 17, 2017, The Jockey Club reports that 1,342 stallions covered 31,863 mares in North America during 2017. Based upon historical reporting trends, The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,000 to 3,000 mares will […]

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University Of Kentucky Researcher Working To Create Protocols For Head Injuries In Jockeys

Ask any jockey riding races if they’ve ever been hurt and you’ll likely get a laundry list of injuries they’ve incurred, including concussions. While a broken bone doesn’t often go unnoticed, concussions easier to overlook, and the cumulative effects of concussions can have a detrimental effect on a person’s life. This scenario has been in […]

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Janney Responds To Pennsylvania Commissioner: ‘There Were Indeed Regulators Asleep On The Job’

Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, has responded to a letter from Russell C. Redding – Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission – in which Redding said Janney’s critical remarks at the Jockey Club Round Table in August spread “misinformation” and were “irresponsible.” “I stand […]

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After Logistical Delays, Plane Carrying Aid For Puerto Rican Thoroughbreds Arrives

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission Chair Calls Janney’s Round Table Remarks ‘Irresponsible’

Russell C. Redding, Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and chairman of the State Horse Racing Commission, has criticized Jockey Club chairman Stuart S. Janney III for what he calls “irresponsible statements” made at this year’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In his closing remarks […]

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2016 Breeding Stats Released By The Jockey Club; Projected 2017 Foal Crop Expected To Reach 22,500

The Jockey Club today reported that 1,863 stallions covered 36,045 mares in North America during 2016, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 13, 2017. These breedings have resulted in 21,624 live foals of 2017 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports. The Jockey Club estimates that the number of live foals reported […]

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