Keyword: The Jockey Club

  • Data Reveal Three-Year Fatality Rates

    An analysis of data collected by The Jockey Club over a three-year period shows the race-related fatal injury rate was 1.91 per 1,000 starts during the period, falling from 1.98 per 1,000 starts in 2009 to 1.88 in 2011.

  • New-Look Televised Racing Series to Begin

    "The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).

  • Belmont Celebration to Benefit Charities

    The New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club announced that the June 7 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Backstretch Employee Service Team.

  • Gural: Use Slots Money for Testing, Marketing

    A proposal floated by Jeff Gural, who leases Meadowlands and operates two racetrack casinos in upstate New York, to use a percentage of gaming revenue for other pro-racing programs has support among USTA members.

  • The Jockey Club Renames its Foundation

    The Jockey Club Foundation, a charitable trust that assists individuals in the Thoroughbred community, announced it has has been renamed The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, effective immediately.

  • Mare Produce Record App Launched

    The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has launched the Equineline Mare Produce Records application for the iPad.

  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Formed

    A group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced Feb. 9 the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an organization designed to serve the accrediting body for aftercare facilities and fundraising.

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    Hansen, Union Rags Top Experimental 'Cap

    Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and grade I winner and BC runner-up Union Rags, were assigned 126 pounds on the annual Experimental Free Handicap.

  • TRF Retraining Program Funded by Foundation

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has partnered with the Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation and several New York racing organizations to create a program to retrain up to 100 Thoroughbreds per year from New York tracks.

  • Kimbrell Named President of InCompass

    Brad Kimbrell, who has served as executive vice president of InCompass Solutions since March 2009, has been named president of the company, it was announced Dec. 20 by James Gagliano, president and CEO of The Jockey Club.

  • NTRA OKs Budget, Reaffirms Commitment

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors has approved an $8 million budget for 2012 and reaffirmed its commitment to move forward, even in the absence of several high-profile members.

  • Jockey Club Moves on Expanded TV Coverage

    The recommendations in the McKinsey Report, a document design to drive growth in Thoroughbred racing, already are being implemented, including plans for four consecutive Saturdays of television coverage next spring.

  • TJC: Number of Mares Bred Fell 10% in 2011

    Statistics from The Jockey Club for the 2011 North American breeding season show the number of stallions that serviced mares fell 11.5% and the number of mares bred declined 10% when compared to the same period a year ago.

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    Salix Among RMTC Board Meeting's Topics

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors heard important updates from the organization's race day medication, drug testing initiative (DTI), and research committees during a meeting Oct. 6.

  • Simulcast Conference to Hear VP from TJC

    Jason Wilson, vice president-business development for The Jockey Club, will review the recent study conducted by McKinsey & Co. on the Thoroughbred racing industry at the 19th annual International Simulcast Conference.

  • Jack Goodman Scholarship Winners Announced

    Matthew Benton 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 2011-2012 academic year.

  • Checkoff Program Now Tax Deductible

    Contributions by owners and breeders to The Jockey Club's retirement checkoff program in support of Thoroughbred aftercare now qualify as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

  • Belmont Charity Celebration Tickets Available

    The New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club have announced that, for the first time, tickets for the June 9 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration can be purchased online at https://www.tjcis.com/grayson/BelEventTickets.

  • TJC Launches Thoroughbred Connect

    The Jockey Club May 16 announced the launch of Thoroughbred Connect, a free online service designed to assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or breeding careers.