The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club Adds Six New Members

The Jockey Club announced the election of six new members: Shannon Bishop Arvin, Gary Barber, Terry Finley, Pope McLean Jr., Jaime Roth, and Chuck Winner. Shannon Bishop Arvin is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm in Lexington, Ky. Arvin represents many Thoroughbred organizations in the industry, including Keeneland Association, Breeders’ Cup Limited, the Thoroughbred […]

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Colonial Downs Broadcasting In High Definition Thanks To The Jockey Club Grant Fund

Colonial Downs, which opened on August 8 for its first live race meet since 2013, is broadcasting races this year in high definition. The signal upgrade was assisted through The Jockey Club High Definition (HD) Grant Fund. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, announced the creation of the HD Grant Fund at […]

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T.I.P. Thoroughbred Of The Year Honors Memory Of Late Trainer Monique Snowden

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2019. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or […]

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‘State Of The Industry Address’ Scheduled For 2019 Thoroughbred Owner Conference

OwnerView announced today that a panel of industry leaders will participate in a discussion about issues facing the Thoroughbred industry, current measures in place and future plans to solve these issues at the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference. The conference will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, […]

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Transcripts, Video Replay Of Jockey Club Round Table Now Available

Official transcripts, a video replay, and the slide presentations from Sunday’s 67th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at jockeyclub.com. The conference, held Sunday, August 11, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., featured a Q-and-A session with John Messara, the owner and chairman of Arrowfield Stud, and a presentation on […]

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Vinnie Viola Elected To The Jockey Club Board Of Stewards

Vinnie Viola has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired position of William S. Farish Jr. Vinnie Viola and his wife, Teresa, started purchasing racehorses in the late 1990s and eventually formed St. Elias Stables, which, together with Teresa’s Viola Racing Stables, has won the Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming […]

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Jockey Club Committee Calls For Elimination Of Whip Use For Encouragement

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee has revised its 2016 position on whip use to recommend it be used “to avoid dangerous situations” only, not for encouragement. The committee published its new recommendation on Sunday. The complete language is below. “The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules Committee amends, and all regulatory authorities […]

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‘Importance Of Animal Welfare’: Humane Society’s Presence At Round Table A Positive Step

For the first time in the 67-year history of the event, the Jockey Club’s Annual Round Table Conference featured a speaker from an animal protection organization. Valerie Pringle, equine protection campaign manager for the Humane Society of the United States, told attendees about the HSUS’s priority campaigns to protect horses and other equines at the […]

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‘This Story Is Not Going Away’: Round Table Focuses On Action In Times Of Crisis

A statistic presented during the 67th annual Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs Sunday put the current horse racing crisis into sobering perspective: according to David Fuscus, president and CEO of crisis management company Xenophon Strategies, there have been 20,000 news stories published since January 1 on the racing industry’s struggles, brought to light by […]

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The Jockey Club Projects 2020 North American Foal Crop Of 20,500

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2020 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 20,500. The Jockey Club also announced a revision to the 2019 foal crop from 21,500 to 20,800. This adjustment is based on the number of Live Foal Reports received to date for the 2019 foaling year. The foal crop projection, traditionally […]

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