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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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Parx Racing Earns Initial Accreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

Following an extensive review process and diligent engagement that resulted in several best practices being recognized, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Parx Racing has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Located in Bensalem Township in Bucks County, northeast of the city of Philadelphia and owned and operated […]

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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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Six Preciado Horses Disqualified From Parx Victories After Testing Positive For Clenbuterol

Six horses trained by Ramon Preciado have been disqualified from victories at Parx Racing in March and April after each of them tested positive for the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Preciado, the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack’s leading trainer in 2014 and 2015, already was facing 270 days in suspensions for positive tests for clenbuterol in October and November […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau To Provide Integrity Services For USTA

The U.S. Trotting Association announced May 7 it has retained the services of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau to conduct a variety of integrity services. “The USTA is committed to integrity in harness racing and working with the TRPB will provide our industry with a wide variety of investigative, security and analytical services from the […]

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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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TRPB Supervisory Senior Agent, Peter J. Lang, dead at 64

TRPB Supervisory Senior Agent Peter J. Lang, age 64, passed away suddenly at his home in New Jersey on January 13, 2013. Mr. Lang, a native of New Jersey, formerly worked as a police officer with the Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach, New Jersey Police Departments, prior to beginning his employment with the Thoroughbred Racing […]

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No intentional manipulation of pools found in Southwest wager investigation

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, March 5, 2012) – A nearly two-week investigation, which began even before the horses left the gate for the first division of the Feb. 20 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn has ended with all parties agreeing that there was no wrong doing. The investigation was launched as soon a $100,000 show […]

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Security tighter with new model at Breeders’ Cup

Security is a bit tighter than in past years at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, where a new approach has been implemented. The international security firm G4S was hired for this year’s event, replacing Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau’s Big Event Team used in past years. Ten investigators who worked at previous Breeders’ Cups were independently […]

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Breeders’ Cup changes security firms

Breeders’ Cup Ltd. has hired G4S Secure Solutions as part of a new model for equine security, according to the Racing Form. The Thoroughbred Racing and Protective Bureau (TRPB), which has provided security services for Breeders’ Cup since 2005, has been notified that their services will not be needed for the two-day World Championship event […]

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