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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces 2019 Shows, Awards, And Youth Ambassadors

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced that it will offer awards and classes at more than 1,300 shows in 42 states and six Canadian provinces in 2019. Awards are available for multiple disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, endurance, Western performance, games, and polocrosse. Awards are also available at […]

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Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer At Heart Of Jockey Club’s Revocation Of Stud Book Privileges To California Breeder

On Jan. 4, The Jockey Club announced it has permanently revoked all stud book privileges of owner/breeder Nadine Anderson based upon its determination she “knowingly misrepresented and/or aided in the misrepresentation of the eligibility for registration of foals and other information.” The organization also announced two registration certificates were revoked in connection with Anderson’s actions […]

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TRPB Going Digital: Lip Tattoos To Be Discontinued By 2020

The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB), an investigative agency formed in 1946 by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America to protect the integrity of the sport, has announced the introduction of the digital tattoo system, scheduled for full implementation by Jan. 1, 2020. The announcement was made by J. Curtis Linnell, executive vice president […]

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Microchips: Where Do They Belong? One Researcher Says Under The Lip

It has been nearly two years since the first crop of Thoroughbred foals received microchips at the requirement of The Jockey Club as the group sought better, more reliable identification for horses on and after the track. But while next year’s 2-year-olds will head to U.S. racetracks with a tiny chip implanted in the nuchal […]

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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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