The Jockey Club

Thanks To The Jockey Club, Finger Lakes To Transmit HD Signal In Upcoming Season

Thoroughbred racing returns to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) for its 58th consecutive season on Saturday, April 27. Opening day of the 119-day season will kick off with a first race post time of 1:10 p.m. For the first time, beginning in 2019 FLGR will broadcast all of its races in high definition (HD), […]

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The Jockey Club Calls For Dramatic Changes In ‘Fundamentally Flawed System’

The Jockey Club released the following statement on Monday: A 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park only three days after racing resumed; it is the 23rd horse fatality in the past three months. The string of deaths at Santa Anita isn’t the first spike in fatalities at a U.S. racetrack — these tragic events […]

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Jockey Club Calls For Major Drug Reform, Says Fatality Spikes Will Continue Without It

The Jockey Club today released a major white paper calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. horse racing industry including a major overhaul of drug use and uniform out-of-competition drug testing, citing the need for “transparency into the medical treatment, injuries, and health of all racehorses.” The paper’s release follows the death of 22 racehorses […]

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Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee Announces Recommendations, Support Of Stronach Group Reforms

The Thoroughbred Safety Committee today announced four new recommendations to the industry to further improve the health, welfare, and safety of its equine athletes. The recommendations call for: avoidance of bisphosphonates use in a manner inconsistent with indications of use on the label and, further, discontinuance of bisphosphonates use in any horses in training regardless […]

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Hawthorne Race Course First Track To Use Jockey Club HDTV Grant

The Jockey Club announced today that Hawthorne Race Course is the first racetrack to make use of its High Definition (HD) Grant Fund and will begin broadcasting all of its races in HD for the 2019 spring racing season, which began on March 15. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, announced the […]

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Equine Injury Database: Fatality Rate Increased Slightly In 2018

An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database (EID) for 2018 resulted in an aggregated rate of fatal injury of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced on Friday. In 2017 the corresponding rate was 1.61 per 1,000 starts. A graph depicting all updated statistical data pertaining to surface, distance, and age is […]

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‘Our Circle Keeps Shrinking’: An Open Letter To The Thoroughbred Industry

Erin O’Keefe is the customer relations manager for Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky., serves as vice-president of aftercare placement for the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization, and is an adviser to a national racing syndicate. She previously worked at Darby Dan and Taylor Made farms, as well as Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Why is it […]

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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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