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No More Lip: TRPB Set For 2020 Digital Tattoo Mandate

With the introduction of a digital tattoo system now less than four months away, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) announced that it has conducted technician training in 25 states and five Canadian provinces, and that more than 900 Thoroughbreds have already received their digital tattoos. The new system is scheduled for full implementation by […]

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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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Desormeaux: ‘I Believe They Can Make The Wire Where They Want’

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is skeptical about the validity of horse racing’s photo finish systems. According to, Desormeaux expressed his doubts at the annual assembly of the Jockeys’ Guild in Las Vegas Monday, following a presentation on integrity issues. “I don’t believe in the validity of the photo finish system, not at […]

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TRPB Promotes Linnell, Elects New Directors

J. Curtis Linnell was appointed vice president of wagering analysis and operations for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) at its board meeting Thursday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Linnell, who has been with the TRPB for ten years, will be responsible for the organization’s activities and will report to the executive vice president of the […]

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