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Run for the Ribbons to Hold Florida Thoroughbred Expo

Run for the Ribbons (RFTR), a charitable organization which focuses on Thoroughbred aftercare, will host the 5th annual Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo at the Florida Horse Park. The Expo, which will be held Dec. 10-12, features the disciplines of dressage, working ranch, show jumper, show hunter, eventing, polo, and freestyle, as well as a "Parade of Thoroughbreds." Vendors, seminars, and demonstrations will also be a part of each day. There is no cost to attend as a spectator. Prize money and ribbons will be awarded. RFTR is a Thoroughbred Incentive...

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RRP to Host T.I.P. Barrel Racing Champs

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) will hold the inaugural T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium this October at the Kentucky Horse Park. The annual T.I.P. Championships features competition in disciplines including hunters, jumpers, English pleasure, Western pleasure, and classical and Western dressage. The 2021 T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships will feature prize money and additional prizes for the top horses. "Thoroughbreds have made their presence known in recent years in Western disciplines, particularly barrel racing, so we are...

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T.I.P. Non-Competition Award Applications Available

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program's (T.I.P.'s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30. The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or police work. The award includes a $5,000 grant to the non-profit organization associated with the horse or, if no organization is associated with the horse, to a horse-related charity chosen by...

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T.I.P. Announces Shows and Awards

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has approved more than 7,000 awards and classes at more than 1,500 shows in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and six Canadian provinces in 2021. Awards are available for multiple disciplines, including eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter/jumper, endurance, Western performance, games, and polocrosse. Awards are again available at some events for Thoroughbreds within their first two years of showing or for Thoroughbreds within two years of their last start. A full calendar of shows offering awards is available at tjctip.com/CalendarOfEvents. In addition,...

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program to Add Polo Awards

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which recognizes the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of classes, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and non-competition awards, announced Tuesday jointly with the United States Polo Association (USPA) that Thoroughbreds excelling as polo horses will also be recognized. Six awards will be offered annually, starting this year. "Polo is just one of many disciplines in which Thoroughbreds can succeed following their racing careers, and T.I.P. is pleased to partner with the USPA to honor the accomplishments of these horses at...

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T.I.P. Deadlines for 2021 Fast Approaching

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) horse shows and T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program are due Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively. Created in 2011, T.I.P. sponsors Thoroughbred classes and high-point awards at sanctioned horse shows, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program, and non-competition awards. Horse shows, trials, and other events interested in offering 2021 T.I.P. awards must apply by Sept. 30, even if the dates are tentative. Shows that offered awards in 2020 or that were approved for awards but were canceled must still reapply for...

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Non-Competition Award Winners Named by The Jockey Club's T.I.P.

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced Monday the winners of its two non-competition awards for 2020: the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award, which recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for activities such as 4-H or Pony Club. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award goes to Sir Gus (Tammany), a 25-year-old gelding known around the barn as "Gus," who was a six-time winner...

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T.I.P. Announces 2019 Award Winners

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, announced the winners and other placings from its 2019 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available here. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the T.I.P. award categories and divisions throughout the year. "We received applications representing 630 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 12,500 classes and divisions during the 2019 award year,"...

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Over 450 Thoroughbreds Compete at Joint New Vocations Show, T.I.P. Championships

More than 450 Thoroughbreds traveled from 26 states to compete in the fifth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, held Sept. 6-8 in conjunction with The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington. It was the largest number of competitors to date for the show, which coincided with nearly $120,000 in sponsorships raised, the highest amount the show has raised to date. The funds go to New Vocations, which is the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country, and will be used to...

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