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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.

The Jockey Club Denies Privileges to Three

The Jockey Club has announced its board of stewards voted June 4 to deny California residents Joan Bor, her son Ernie Bor, and his wife, Cecelia Bor, all privileges of "The American Stud Book" on a permanent basis.

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.

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,

The Jockey Club Enhances Tattoo ID Services

The Jockey Club Enhances Tattoo ID Services

The Jockey Club announced July 1 that it has enhanced its free Tattoo Identification Services by adding access to its markings database to the tattoo research module.

Romanet to Speak at Round Table Conference

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

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

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.

Frozen-Sample Drug Tests Get Funding

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee said Feb. 11 it will fund a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium frozen-sample and retrospective testing program that will begin in April.

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