The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform.
The Jockey Club March 31 released the fatality statistics collected from the Equine Injury Database for the five-year period from 2009 to 2013.
Alan Foreman responds to criticism that little progress has been made on medication reform.
Santa Anita Park officials have announced they will provide round-the-clock surveillance of all horses entered in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) beginning 72 hours before the April 5 race.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.
The Jockey Club announced March 13 that the 2014 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
Gulfstream Park will become the first racetrack to use the graded stakes out-of-competition testing grant fund, beginning with the March 29 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), it was announced March 11.
"Time to Ride," an effort to expose 100,000 new people to horses over a 100-day period, has been launched.
Live coverage of the March 8 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) has been added to "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX," officials said Feb. 24.
The Jockey Club announced one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years and that three other trainers are denied the same privileges for three years.
A mobile app launched by Equibase in 2010 has been reissued with the America's Best Racing brand. It allows racing fans to view the results and video replays for graded stakes.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the winners and other placings from its 2013 performance awards pilot program.
New Year's Day, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club's 2013 Experimental Free Handicap released Jan. 29.
The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will conduct the fifth "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" July 8-9 at the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington.
- By Tom LaMarra
Nine live racing telecasts that are part of the "The Jockey Club Tour on FOX" will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 from early February through mid-September, the partners in the project announced Jan. 20.
The Jockey Club's initiatives could be most important as catalysts for change. read blog
The Donn Handicap (gr. I) and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) have been moved to Sunday, Feb. 9 to help kick off The Jockey Club Tour on Fox Television, Gulfstream Park.
The Jockey Club rolled out two website redesigns Jan. 8 -- one that highlights industry service activities, advocacy efforts, and provides information about its affiliated companies, and one for the registry side.
The Jockey Club announced it will continue the America's Best Racing mobile marketing tour with a team of six brand ambassadors embedded in key racing markets throughout 2014 and 2015.
OwnerView, a website and information resource developed by The Jockey Club and TOBA to assist both current and prospective owners, will host a national two-day ownership conference in October 2014 at Keeneland.
The Jockey Club will fund baseline concussion testing for all jockeys who use the Jockey Health Information System, it was announced Nov. 6.
The 2013 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred from The Blood-Horse is based on the Report of Mares Bred from The Jockey Club. The chart lists alphabetically all the stallions that bred at least one mare. Download Now
OwnerView said Oct. 22 it has launched a free service that will cover topics such as business plans, ownership options, licensing, costs and expenses, and aftercare.
Ten employees from the registry office of The Jockey Club in Lexington, often referred as the 'Class of '88,'were honored for 25 years of service Oct. 17 at the Lexington Country Club.
The Jockey Club's 2013 Report of Mares Bred shows a decline of 3.4% in the number of mares covered by stallions in North America compared to 2012's figures. To date, 34,174 mares have been covered by 1,861 stallions.
The Jockey Club and OSAF, which promotes Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Latin and South America, announced Oct. 7 The Jockey Club will host a Pan American Conference in 2015 in the New York area.
The deadline for horse shows, horse trials, and events to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards at horse shows during the 2014 show season is Sept. 30.
The 2013 Thoroughbred Live Foal Report from The Blood-Horse is based on the annual report of the North American foal crop from The Jockey Club and includes lists of all stallions with nine or more foals. Download Now
The Jockey Club announces Sept. 13 it has received 22,001 live foal reports through Sept. 9, down 2.2% from last year at this time. The estimated crop for 2013 is 23,500.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 20 the election of Barbara Banke, Bobby Flay, Andrew Rosen, and Bill Thomason to the Club's membership.
While the topics at this year's Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law were similar to those at other industry meetings this summer, the tenor of the presentations and perspectives of the panelists were not.
- By Tom LaMarra
Whether members of Congress address legislation tied to medication and drug testing in horse racing remains to be seen, but the Thoroughbred industry appears to be more and more unwilling to take the chance it won't happen.
While the study indicates no ill effects from race-day medication on North American pedigrees, it also shows that North American-bred horses don't need race-day medication to be successful.
The Jockey Club will provide up to $500,000 in 2014-15 to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing with a focus on graded stakes.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2014 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,000, it was announced Aug. 10 by Matt Iuliano, the organization's executive vice president and executive director.
John C. Harris, William M. Lear Jr., and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of James C. Brady, William S. Farish, and Richard T. Santulli.
Greg Swinford, senior catalog writer for The Jockey Club Information Systems in Lexington, died Aug. 3. The 27-year employee was 59.
FOX Sports and The Jockey Club announced Aug. 8 a multi-year agreement to air prominent graded stakes races starting in 2014 from many of horse racing's best known tracks on FOX Sports 1.
The Jockey Club announced that four trainers will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for periods ranging from one year to six years, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
The Jockey Club has issued a reminder to stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2013 breeding season by Aug. 1.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported increases in every key statistical category during the first five days of the California track's 2013 meet.
Children aged 7 and older as well as adults lined up to take advantage of the free rides in the Del Mar infield July 21 as part of the Time to Ride program.
OwnerView, the website developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist Thoroughbred owners, has added sections devoted to veterinary care and racetracks.
From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.
The April 26 Thoroughbreds For All event nearly doubled in size from last year with 500 attendees from 22 states while raising more than $12,000 for two Thoroughbred aftercare charities.
- By Tom LaMarra
As predicted by horsemen earlier this year, members of Congress are again preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate the use of medication in racehorses.
The Jockey Club April 24 announced its best set of financial results ever, including record turnover of 150.3 million pounds, operating profits of 19.8 million pounds, and contribution to prize money of 16.5 million pounds.
The Jockey Club, in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group, kicks off the "Road to Kentucky Derby" series with a 30-minute special previewing the Triple Crown season March 23 on the NBC Sports Network from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT.
The Jockey Club announced March 13 that the 2013 edition of the Online Fact Book is available within the publications and resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association is taking entries for its second spring event April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
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