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Thoroughbred Owner Conference Focuses On Continuing Improvement

The sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference concluded Wednesday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Ca., with an emphasis on the various ways the industry has changed and progressed in recent years while acknowledging areas in which the sport needs to improve. The two-day conference, which was co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse and presented by The Stronach […]

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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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Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belinda […]

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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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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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Jockey Club’s Gagliano Named Chairman Of American Horse Council

James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years. “I’m honored to lead the American […]

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Shannon Luce To Succeed Bob Curran In Jockey Club Communications Post

Shannon Luce, who has served as The Jockey Club’s communications manager since January 2012, has been named director of communications, it was announced today by James L. Gagliano, the president and chief operating officer. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2018. Luce will succeed Bob Curran Jr., who is retiring as vice president of corporate […]

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Witt, Little Announced As Recipients Of The Jockey Club Scholarships

Julianna Witt is the recipient of the first The Jockey Club Scholarship, and Scott Little is the winner of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, it was announced today. Both scholarships cover the 2017 – 2018 academic year. The Jockey Club Scholarship provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s […]

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Gagliano: Multiple Medication Violation Penalty Changes ‘A Step In The Wrong Direction’

A recently published report about proposed changes to the Multiple Medication Violation (MMV) Penalty System, in which Frank Angst suggests that “an updated MMV would significantly reduce its bite,” drew the following response from The Jockey Club president and CEO James Gagliano on Tuesday: “In the wake of a recently published report about prospective changes […]

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Gagliano Urges Swift Adoption Of Racing Medication & Testing Consortium Protocols

Statement from James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club After a decade of discussion, and two full years of study, an enhanced model rule for out-of-competition testing that includes a progressive list of prohibited substances was finally proposed by the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium at the Association of Racing […]

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