The Jockey Club

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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Penny Chenery, La Gran Dama Del Hipismo Norteamericano, Fallece En Colorado A Los 95 Años

Helen “Penny” Chenery, propietaria del Triplecoronado de 1973 Secretariat, y quien de por sí se convirtió en una de las figuras más queridas dentro de la industria por su lucha a favor del purasangre y del rol de las mujeres en los negocios y los deportes, falleció a los 95 años el domingo 16 de […]

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Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery Dies After Complications From Stroke

Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who became a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died on Saturday, Sept.16, in her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was 95. Penny’s children announced her death through Leonard Lusky, her […]

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Jockey Club Steward Encourages New York Gaming Commission To Reconsider Accepting Navarro Entries

On Thursday, drf.com reported that embattled trainer Jorge Navarro would be allowed to run horses at New York Racing Association racetracks, despite having been told by stewards in Indiana and by Laurel Park management in Maryland he could not presently run horses in those states. In addition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it would require […]

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Ravit, Bowman Joining The Jockey Club Staff

The Jockey Club today announced that Patricia Bowman has been hired as registration and industry initiative specialist in the Registry and Alexa Ravit has been hired as a communications coordinator in the Communications Department. Bowman’s responsibilities will include the processing of all documentation related to foal registration, exports, naming, corrections, and duplicates and providing customer […]

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Viola, Troutt Among Five New Members Elected To The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of five new members: Chester Broman, Louis Cella, Kenny Troutt, Vinnie Viola, and Kevin Warsh. Chester Broman is co-owner of Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, N.Y., with his wife, Mary. He has served on the board of the New York Racing Association, the New York Breeders Sales Company, and […]

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