The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who died Nov. 29, 2014.
Officials that crunch the numbers for the Equine Injury Database believe there is now a 65% predictability model when it comes to fatal injuries on the racetrack, but it could be higher with more information.
An effort that began in the Mid-Atlantic region more than two years ago has made "significant progress," according to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.
The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for July 8, will be streamed live in its entirety. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Keeneland sale pavilion.
Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of "The Jim Rome Show" on CBS Sports Radio and "Jim Rome On Showtime," will deliver the keynote address at the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in January 2016.
America's Best Racing (ABR) June 29 released the third video of a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of horse racing in the United States.
The board of directors of the New York Racing Association met under the leadership of new board chair Michael Del Giudice for the first time June 24 in New York City.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its summer schedule July 5 with live coverage of the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) from Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Video replays and PowerPoint presentations from the inaugural Pan American Conference, held June 3 to June 6, in New York City are now available at panamnyc2015.com under the heading of Resources.
Presentations on racetrack surfaces, jockey safety, horsemanship courses, and the Equine Injury Database will be spotlighted at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit July 8 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who has served the longest tenure as chairman in The Jockey Club's history, will step down in August.
International simulcasting exchanges, Southern Hemisphere shuttling, medication rules, and new technologies for tracks and bettors all covered at opening day of the inaugural Pan American Conference.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Two major United States racing companies have restated their support for uniform equine medication and drug testing but have stopped short of endorsing an effort to pass federal legislation that would give USADA oversight.
Equibase Company has announced the appointment of Ian D. Highet, who has served on the Equibase Management Committee since 2010, as the company's new chairman.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Thoroughbred Sales, Horse Health, Northeast Region
More than 300 representatives from 27 countries will converge upon New York City for two days of business presentations focusing on the sport of Thoroughbred racing as part of the Pan American Conference.
- By Tom LaMarra
United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.
- By Tom LaMarra
Several racing industry groups have launched a coalition in support of a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.
Former NBA commissioner David J. Stern will discuss the building of the NBA brand and how it relates to Thoroughbred racing during a question-and-answer session at the Pan American Conference June 4-5 in New York City.
- By Tom LaMarra
Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.
Jorge Luis Batlle IbaÃƒÆ'Ã†'Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â±ez, Louis Romanet, and Frank Stronach are the latest speakers who will address the international racing conference being held June 3-6 in New York City.
America's Best Racing has released episode 3 of the four-part series of digital video ads titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown."
Equibase Co. April 16 announced the addition of new pricing options and the bundling of products by racetrack at Equibase.com.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
America's Best Racing has released episode 2 of the four-part series of digital video ads titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown".
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will broadcast the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) live from Meydan Racecourse March 28.
With the large concentration of graded stakes scheduled for spring and summer, The Jockey Club is reminding regulators and racetracks that it has budgeted another $250,000 in grants for out-of-competition testing.
The Jockey Club has released equine race fatality year-over-year statistics comparing 2013 and 2014 and a six-year summary of statistics collected from the Equine Injury Database.
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Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
The Jockey Club announced March 2 that the 2015 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 27 that The Jockey Club Information Systems has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine.
With the Feb. 27 announcement that The Jockey Club has purchased a majority interest in Blood-Horse, Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, answers questions about the transaction.
A group of prominent organizations involved in Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and sales in North America issued a joint statement Feb. 24 in reaction to the British Horseracing Authority's enhanced equine anti-doping rules.
America's Best Racing has announced a strategic partnership with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism advocacy and science organization.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the approval of awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.
The Jockey Club's 2014 Experimental Free Handicap features ties in both the male and female categories: Texas Red and champion American Pharoah top the male list and champion Take Charge Brandi and Lady Eli lead the females.
The 2015 Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will begin Feb. 7 with top races at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park, officials said Jan. 14.
For a second consecutive year Ken and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2014 with $10,412,411 in earnings, according to statistics released by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.
New York regulators have preliminarily adopted a new system of minimum penalties for multiple equine drug violations, similar to a point-type system that states have in place for motor vehicle drivers.
The Jockey Club has announced that Rhiannan R. Vitiello will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book permanently, effective Jan. 1, 2015, for a 2012 conviction for cruelty to animals in Charles City County, Va.
The 2014 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions approximately 34,540 North American mares were bred to in 2014 as reported to The Jockey Club. The statistics reported include about 90% of actual mares bred. Download Report
Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.
Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player offered inspiration and guidance to owners during his keynote address at the inaugural Thoroughbred Owners Conference in Lexington.
- By Tom LaMarra
Research commissioned by The Jockey Club shows that, though the Thoroughbred industry has made progress in the area of uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is at best problematic.
The 2014 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 announced Sept. 18 that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, resulting in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 20 it has elected six new members: Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach.
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. read blog
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The racing industry Aug. 10 was offered a look at the success of the National Football League and, though racing lacks the fundamental structure to support similar growth, there were tips on maximizing interest in the sport.
The Jockey Club Aug. 10 acknowledged progress on the effort to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules on a state-by-state basis, but also said it will advocate on the federal level for assistance.
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