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Panel Says Microchips in Horses will not be Mandated

Putting microchips in racehorses for identification purposes will remain secondary to standard identification procedures such as tattooing and DNA testing, according to a panel of industry experts Tuesday afternoon at The Symposium on Racing and Gaming being held this week near Tucson, Ariz.

White Thoroughbred Sire Moved to Lexington

White Thoroughbred Sire Moved to Lexington

Arctic White turned four years old in 2003 and became the only Jockey Club registered white Thoroughbred stallion in North America. Thursday, he moved from Oregon to Kentucky to stand at Lexington's newest Thoroughbred farm, Shadow Mountain Stallions.

Solid Field for $1-Million Jockey Club Gold Cup

With Saint Liam pretty much established as the early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), a competitive field of eight will line up for Saturday's $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) to determine who will pose the most serious challenge to the Woodward (gr. I) and Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner.

Jockey Club Sees Slight 2006 Foal Increase

The Jockey Club projects a 2006 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,300, a marginal increase over what it estimated for the 2005 registered foal crop.

Crossroads

Crossroads

By Ray Paulick - It is probably an understatement to say that 2005 is going to be a challenging year for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Breeders' Cup. The direction and mission of the organization could be subject to change as it navigates crossroads on the near horizon.

Jockey Club Elects Seven New Members

The Jockey Club has elected seven new members: William Backer, Robert McNair, Nick Nicholson, Mace Siegel, Stella Thayer, Frank "Scoop" Vessels III, and William T. Young Jr.

Live Foal Report: 36,274 Foals of '04

Live Foal Report: 36,274 Foals of '04

The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report Thursday afternoon, and reports that 4,203 stallions covered 63,154 mares in North America during 2003, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9. These coverings have resulted in 36,274 foals of 2004 being reported to The Jockey Club.

2005 Foal Production to Remain Steady

The Jockey Club projects a North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,200 in 2005, equivalent to the forecast for this year.

O'Hara Named President of Equibase

O'Hara Named President of Equibase

Former Penn National executive Phillip O'Hara has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Equibase, the official database of Thoroughbred racing statistics and information.

Jockey Club to Convert Canadian Dollars in '05

Jockey Club to Convert Canadian Dollars in '05

The Jockey Club and Equibase Company announced Tuesday purse money and other monetary race data elements from Canada will be converted to U.S. funds starting on Jan. 1, 2005.

Giuliani to Present Wagering Integrity Report at Round Table

Giuliani Partners, led by chairman and chief executive officer Rudolph W. Giuliani, will present a report on the integrity of electronic wagering in the racing industry on Aug. 17 at The Jockey Club's 51st annual Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Jockey Club Makes Web Sites More User-Friendly

The Jockey Club has re-designed both its corporate home page and the Registry web site in order to give visitors a better understanding of the organization and its family of companies and to simplify the manner in which owners and breeders perform registration-related functions online.

Betfair Hails Groundbreaking Agreement

Betfair has taken significant steps in its bid to revolutionize betting, with the announcement of the finalization of its Memorandum of Understanding with the Jockey Club. The groundbreaking agreement is the result of many months' work between the two organizations.

Fick Named to Jockey Club Post

Dan Fick was officially named executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club today. Fick was executive director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association since 1985.

All Together Now

By Dr. Jerry B. Black -- Having been involved the past two years with the formidable task of achieving a uniform racehorse medication policy in the United States, I was pleased to see that the chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Gary Biszantz, would be adding an important voice to the cause during his "Plea for Uniformity" presentation at the recent Jockey Club Round Table.

All Together Now

By Dr. Jerry B. Black -- Having been involved the past two years with the formidable task of achieving a uniform racehorse medication policy in the United States, I was pleased to see that the chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Gary Biszantz, would be adding an important voice to the cause during his "Plea for Uniformity" presentation at the recent Jockey Club Round Table.

Belmont Box Part of Belmont Ball Auction

A clubhouse box with six seats on the finish line will be auctioned off at the annual Belmont Ball Thursday, June 6 at Belmont Park. The ball will feature a live auction with eight other items. Proceeds
from the event will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Here and There

Logan Bailey, who has been with Daily Racing Form more than 30 years, has been named vice president, Kentucky general manager...Nancy Kelly named vice president for Grayson...2-year-old filly breaks Prairie Meadows record in first start...

2001 U.S. Purses and Handle Set Records

Gross purses rose 3.6% and pari-mutuel handle increased 1.6% in the United States for 2001, setting records in both catagories, according to the 12th edition of "The Jockey Club Fact Book," released online today.

Name Games

By Buddy Bishop -- Maybe it's a sign of the times, a glimpse of what lies ahead. But I certainly hope that isn't the case. In the past few months, several Thoroughbred owners have submitted horse names that were quite obviously "vulgar, obscene, in poor taste, and offensive to religious, political, or ethnic groups."

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