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Jockeys’ Guild Announces Support For Horseracing Integrity Act

Today, after lengthy discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild Board of Directors and its management, the Jockeys’ Guild announced its support for the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA). This federal legislation is moving through Congress and would create a national agency run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the group that runs medication control programs for America’s Olympic […]

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‘We’re Not Making Progress’: U.S. Racing Still Lags Behind Other Countries, Sports On Concussions

Retired jockey Tony Black has taken to writing himself little notes so he can remember his daily to-do list. He also makes recordings reminding himself of tasks for later. Sometimes, he forgets things anyway.  Black often laughs it off, telling his wife Kiely she has to cut him some slack because he has suffered several […]

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Parx Racing Officials, Jockey Colony Settle Differences

Jockeys at Parx Racing and upper management at the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack and casino have settled their differences, and Saturday’s live program – which had been in jeopardy when jockeys said they would not accept mounts – will go on as scheduled. Earlier this week, 34 jockeys at Parx turned in slips to the clerk […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly Includes Discussion On Improving Public Perception Of Horse Racing

The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA is scheduled for Monday, December 9, at TopGolf, adjacent to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The morning session will include opening remarks by Jockeys’ Guild President and CEO Terry Meyocks, and an update on the Jockeys’ Guild retirement plan.  Other presentations include a […]

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Hong Kong Steward Urges U.S. To Adopt Widely Accepted Disqualification Rules

It’s often true that major change in horse racing is reactive more than proactive, that one watershed event prompts change that heretofore seemed less necessary. Some in American horse racing are left wondering whether this year’s Kentucky Derby will be that moment for stewarding in U.S. races. That was certainly the message from the International […]

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‘A Lot Of Dreams’ Launched In 36 Years Of Florida Sire Stakes

There are 36 years of history to the Florida Sire Stakes. And memories. There are champions Holy Bull, Smile, Big Drama, Awesome Feather and Brave Raj rising to national prominence in the series. Three Ring winning the Susan’s Girl before growing into a Grade 1 winner. There’s popular trainer Bill Kaplan heading to the Breeders’ […]

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Colonial Downs Mount Fee To Be Highest In Mid-Atlantic After Guild, Virginia HBPA Pact

The Jockeys’ Guild and the Virginia HBPA have reached an agreement on a mount fee schedule for races to be run at Colonial Downs beginning with their opening day, August 8, 2019. The mount fee schedule calls for a minimum fee of $125, the highest in the mid-Atlantic area. Racing is returning to Virginia for […]

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Horse Ambulance Response Plans Highlighted At Track Superintendents’ Field Day

More than 100 attendees gathered at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Monday for the start of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. The event brings together track superintendents and their crews from around the United States, Canada and Dubai to share ideas and information about track maintenance, safety, equipment and more. There are no registration […]

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