The Jockey Club

‘Entire Racing Industry Needs To Get On Board’; Jockey Club Statement On Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

The Jockey Club applauds the creation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. The new group seeks to become a transparent source of safety information and best practices and will set up new safety standards for the participating tracks, which comprise the majority of major tracks in the United States. “The Jockey Club supports the aims of […]

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Brook Hawkins Appointed NYRA Steward

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the appointment of longtime racing official Brook Hawkins to the role of NYRA Steward. Hawkins will begin his duties on November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Hawkins has nearly 30 years of varied experience in the business as a steward, racing […]

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The Jockey Club Releases 2019 Report Of Mares Bred Statistics

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2019 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through Oct. 16, 2019, The Jockey Club reports that 1,134 stallions covered 29,218 mares in North America during 2019. The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during […]

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Ten Years Later: How The Stud Book Cap Has Affected Harness Racing

Horse racing is an industry built on using past performance to predict future outcomes, and if The Jockey Club goes through with its proposal to limit stud books to 140 mares bred per season, the Thoroughbred business has a decade of experience from the Standardbred side of the aisle to map out the road ahead. […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: U.S. Horse Racing’s Lack Of Organization, Leadership Magnified During Crisis

Horse racing is in crisis, and not just in California or the United States, where there has been an increased focus on the sport’s equine fatalities since Santa Anita Park went through a particularly deadly period last winter. More recently, Keeneland – in the heart of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry – has been on the defensive […]

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OXO Equine’s Larry Best Wins New Owner Of The Year Award

OwnerView announced today that Larry Best, who races under OXO EQUINE, has been honored with the 2019 New Owner of the Year Award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which recognizes a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.  The award will be presented during the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 28_30 at […]

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Maryland Continues With Double-Digit Foal Crop Increases In 2019

Maryland stallions had the highest percentage of increase in the nation of live foals produced in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to The Jockey Club’s recently released 2018 Breeding Statistics. Among the top 10 states and provinces based on mares covered in 2018, Maryland was one of only three states to see an increase […]

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The Jockey Club Releases 2018 Breeding Statistics

The Jockey Club today reported that 1,630 stallions covered 32,508 mares in North America during 2018, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 26, 2019. These breedings have resulted in 20,363 live foals of 2019 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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Free Data Friday: What Suits ‘The Best Interests Of The Industry’ In The Era Of Big Data?

Anyone involved with the thoroughbred racing and breeding business in North America should want nothing but the best for the industry. The sustainability of the industry must be paramount, however threats from many corners exist, both direct and indirect. When it comes to data, the industry is clearly well-served by having a company such as […]

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No More Lip: TRPB Set For 2020 Digital Tattoo Mandate

With the introduction of a digital tattoo system now less than four months away, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) announced that it has conducted technician training in 25 states and five Canadian provinces, and that more than 900 Thoroughbreds have already received their digital tattoos. The new system is scheduled for full implementation by […]

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