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Equibase Employs GPS Technology In Tests To Collect Workout Data At Keeneland

Equibase Company, in partnership with Keeneland and at the request of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, conducted a test at the Lexington, Ky., track to collect workout data using global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, it was announced Wednesday. Equibase currently has GPS systems at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, and Pimlico, and is […]

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NYRA, FOX Sports Ink Deal For 500 Hours Of Television Coverage In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports has announced a long-term television programming deal that will make FOX Sports the year-round national television home for NYRA racing from Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park. In 2019, FOX Sports is scheduled to televise 500 hours of NYRA racing including coverage of nearly every […]

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The Jockey Club Reminds Foal Certificate Managers To Sign Up For Interactive Registration Accounts

As the end of the year approaches, The Jockey Club reminds owners, breeders, and agents who handle foal certificates that an Interactive Registration (IR) account is required for those who manage and transfer digital foal certificates. Starting with the 2018 foal crop, The Jockey Club Registry transitioned from hardcopies of foal certificates to digital copies. […]

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John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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RMTC Prepares Online Halter Auction To Benefit Tactical Research

Beginning November 23 and ending November 30, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous broodmares, racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s grant program to fund critical tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Cloning Controversy: The Highlights

Cloning has allowed horse lovers the option of keeping a (genetic) piece of their beloved equines around for longer much than the average horse’s life expectancy. First accomplished on a sheep in July of 1996, cloning has come a long way, but core issues remain: Cloning is expensive. Producing a cloned horse can cost more […]

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Jimmy Creed, Lea, Overanalyze See Biggest Jumps In Mares Bred For 2018

The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred released earlier this month is a telling indicator of commercial interest toward particular sires, and a stallion having more mares in his book than the year before is usually a good sign that his stock is rising. According to The Jockey Club, 273 stallions that bred at least […]

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World Series: Baseball Legends Inspire Thoroughbred Names

As the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club is responsible for reviewing and approving all Thoroughbred names. Last year, the registry reviewed more than 35,000 names, with about 73% of those getting approved. Famous names and expressions from sports often inspire the names submitted for equine athletes, and baseball is no exception. […]

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Into Mischief, Cupid, Klimt Lead 2018 Jockey Club Report Of Mares Bred

The Jockey Club released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2018 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through Oct. 16, 2018, The Jockey Club reports that 1,214 stallions covered 30,274 mares in North America during 2018. The Jockey Club estimates an additional 3,000 to 4,000 mares will be reported as bred during the […]

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Keeneland To Host Racing Officials Accreditation Program Certificate Course

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and Keeneland will hold an ROAP Certificate Course  at the Lexington, Ky., track Oct. 16-17, 2018. The ROAP Certificate course consists of general racing industry education and job-specific modules for each specific racing official position. Each participant will focus on the following racing official positions: clerk of scales, horse […]

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