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‘Time For Talk Is Done’: Congress Hears Debate Over Horseracing Integrity Act

The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress does pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. Those were the mixed messages heard by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on […]

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Hall Of Famer McCarron Among Witnesses At Tuesday’s Congressional Hearing On Horseracing Integrity Act

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will be among those testifying next Tuesday during a Congressional hearing on the Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation that would create a private, independent national oversight agency to regulate medication policy for the sport. The hearing of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and […]

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Calumet Farm Tops North American Breeders By Earnings In 2019

Calumet Farm has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2019 with $12,545,854 in earnings, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems. Calumet Farm bred 410 starters with 332 wins, 310 seconds, and 323 thirds out of 2,435 starts. Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey was second with earnings of […]

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Jockey Club: InCompass Solutions President Kimbrell Retires; Palmer, Dobbins Take New Roles

The Jockey Club today announced the retirement of Brad Kimbrell, president of InCompass Solutions Inc. (InCompass), effective January 1, 2020.  “Since joining The Jockey Club in 1994, Brad has been a tireless and highly effective leader who pioneered the automation of the racing office and horsemen’s bookkeeper function,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief […]

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Hayward: Passage Of Horseracing Integrity Act Critical For Industry’s Future

Veteran horse racing executive Charles Hayward says “nothing could be more important to the future of the sport” than passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act by the United States Congress. Writing in his View From the Rail column at ThoroughbredRacing.com, Hayward said he is encouraged by the fact that a majority of the 435-member House […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ Could Result From ‘Safety Only’ Riding Crop Use

As the organization representing jockeys throughout the United States, the safety of both our equine and human athlete are paramount and of the upmost importance.  Furthermore, it must be recognized that the Jockeys’ Guild and our members are adamantly opposed to any animal abuse and any person who does so should be fully punished for […]

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‘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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