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Goodman Scholarship Recipients Named

David Allen and Heather Shatz, animal science majors in the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Study Looks at Number of 'DNFs' by Surface

Study Looks at Number of 'DNFs' by Surface

A study performed by Equibase at the request of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association indicates the percentage of "career-ending did-not-finish" incidents was about twice as high on dirt than on synthetics in 2009.

Feb. 1 Deadline to Make Attempt to Name Foals

Feb. 1 Deadline to Make Attempt to Name Foals

The Jockey Club announced Dec. 23 that it has published on the registry's Web site a list of 40,263 names released from active use to aid owners and breeders make a a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 by Feb. 1.

Marzelli to Retire from The Jockey Club

Marzelli to Retire from The Jockey Club

Alan Marzelli, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced Sept. 25.

Live Foals Down 8.2% Reports TJC

Live Foals Down 8.2% Reports TJC

The Jockey Club reported that 3,439 stallions covered 56,901 mares in North America during 2008, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2009. These matings have resulted in 31,727 live foals of 2009 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2009.

McPeek's Victories to Benefit Equine Research

McPeek's Victories to Benefit Equine Research

Trainer Kenny McPeek will make a donation of $50 for each of his wins in 2009 to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, it was jointly announced Sept. 9 by McPeek and foundation president, Edward Bowen. The pledge is retroactive to July 1.

Santulli Replaces Bell on Jockey Club Board

Richard Santulli has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the position vacated by Reynolds Bell Jr. at the expiration of his four-year term, it was announced Aug. 22.

TJC Projects Smallest Foal Crop Since 1977

The Jockey Club announced Aug. 14 that it is projecting a 2010 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 30,000. In addition, The Jockey Club has revised its original estimate of registered foals for 2009 from 35,400 to 34,000.

Jockey Club Adjusts Toe Grab Recommendations

After discussions with industry participants and a review of all scientific research available on the use of toe grabs on the front shoes of Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommends adjusting the current RCI Model Rule on horse shoes to allow toe grabs up to four millimeters in height on front shoes on dirt racing surfaces only.

Delaware Changes Course on Toe Grabs

After noticing an unusually high number of horses stumbling at the start during the first month of the Delaware Park meet, the Delaware Racing Commission adopted an emergency regulation that allows toe grabs with a height of up to four millimeters to be permitted for racing on dirt.

Industry Groups Pledge Support to TRF

The New York Racing Association and many members of the Jockeys' Guild who ride at its three racetracks, along with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and The Jockey Club, have jointly pledged more than $100,000 in financial support in 2009 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation,

Romanet to Speak at Round Table Conference

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Romanet to Speak at Round Table Conference

Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, will discuss the importance of and need for international harmonization of medication policies when he delivers the keynote address at The Jockey Club's 57th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 23.

Kentucky to Test Electronic Foal Paper System

Kentucky to Test Electronic Foal Paper System

In an effort to cut down on the number of scratches that occur because a horse's foal papers are not on file at a track where it is scheduled to run, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan to test a system in which the papers are maintained electronically.

Track Testing Lab to be Launched

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A Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory designed to enhance surface safety for horses and riders is being launched with the financial support of a broad industry coalition, it was announced April 17 by the laboratory's coordinators Dr. Mick Peterson and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith.

Jockey Club to Offer Free Tattoo Service

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Jockey Club to Offer Free Tattoo Service

The Jockey Club announced today that it has established Tattoo Identification Services, a free resource to help owners identify tattooed but unknown Thoroughbreds in their possession.

Paragallo's Horse Farm Inspected April 8

Paragallo's Horse Farm Inspected April 8

New York state police and animal protection workers went to the Climax, New York farm of owner Ernie Paragallo April; 8 to inspect the condition of the horses there, according to the Albany Times-Union.

Jockey Club Fact Book Available Online

Jockey Club Fact Book Available Online

Statistics contained in The Jockey Club's 2009 "Online Fact Book," released Feb. 27 on the organization's Web site, reveal the extent to which the weakening global economy affected Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and sales in North America in 2008.

Burdensome Paperwork Focus of KHRC

Problems associated with having the necessary paperwork transferred in an efficient and timely matter for horses that move from state to state to compete were the focal point of discussion at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

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