The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club Creates Formal Internship Program

The Jockey Club (TJC) has launched a formal summer internship program for college students and recent college graduates to help support young people interested in the Thoroughbred industry. The structured program will begin in 2021 with up to three interns and will last eight weeks. The students will be exposed to all companies and departments within the organization with the opportunity to spend additional time in their areas of interest. "While we have taken on interns in the past, we are excited to offer an official program to educate enthusiastic...

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TOC Series Goes Virtual in 2021

The 2021 Thoroughbred Owners Conference will be held as a series of free virtual panels, OwnerView announced Tuesday. Hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton, and Stoll Keenon Ogden, the conference series will be held the first Tuesday of each month starting Mar. 2. "This new format for 2021 enables us to offer informative, educational and enjoyable panels on Thoroughbred ownership to anyone interested from the convenience of wherever they happen to be," said Gary Falter, project manager...

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Guillot Horse With Racist Name Wins At Aqueduct, Sparks Outrage

After a horse reportedly named after a racist slur won the first race at Aqueduct Jan. 8, reaction on social media and throughout the industry was swift to denounce the name and trainer Eric Guillot, who had posted a picture of the horse and its name days earlier on social media. The 3-year-old gelding by Uncle Mo, who won his debut Friday, was named Grape Soda, a racist stereoptype directed at African Americans. A Tweet on January 1 on Eric Guillot's Twitter feed indicated that he had been named after...

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The Jockey Club President Jim Gagliano Joins TDN Writers' Room

There are few positions more prominent or scrutinized in racing than president of The Jockey Club, and that goes double for years as tumultuous for the sport as 2019 and 2020 were. With a plethora of game-changing topics to discuss, The Jockey Club's president and chief operating officer Jim Gagliano joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday in the show's first episode of 2021. Appearing as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Gagliano discussed how the industry can potentially pay for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act,...

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Jim Gagliano Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Jockey Club President and COO Jim Gagliano joined the first TDN Writers' Room podcast of 2021.

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Thoroughbred Connect Info Available on Digital Foal Papers

Contact information submitted through The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Connect program by those interested in providing aftercare or assistance for a Thoroughbred is now available when a horse's digital certificate of foal registration is accessed by the certificate manager. Thoroughbred Connect enables anyone with an Interactive Registration account to express his or her willingness to be contacted by someone in possession of a Thoroughbred in the event the horse is in need of aftercare or assistance. It is also a resource for horse owners to list a Thoroughbred that is in...

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West Point Founder Terry Finley Joins TDN Writers' Room

Founder, president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds Terry Finley joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday to discuss an array of industry issues and potential solutions. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Finley provided his insights on how the game can better attract new customers, whether or not racing's drug problem is finally going to be cleaned up, the evolution of the owner partnership and much more. Asked about how his friends who are casual observers of racing view the sport,...

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The Jockey Club Announces a Trio of New Scholarships

Edited Press Release Officials at The Jockey Club have announced that it has created three new academic scholarships to support individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry: The Jockey Club Advancement of Women in Racing Scholarship, The Jockey Club Vision Scholarship, and The Jockey Club Benevolence Scholarship. These awards are in addition to The Jockey Club Scholarship and The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship. -The Advancement of Women in Racing Scholarship ($20,000; $10,000 per semester) is open to women pursuing a career...

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James Brady Passes Away at 85

James C. Brady, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder and officer of The Jockey Club, passed away at his home in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 22. He was 85. On behalf of his brother, Nicholas Brady, a former chairman of The Jockey Club, U.S. Senator, and Treasury Secretary, and sisters Lisa Richards and Eliot Stewart, Brady managed Mill House Racing Stable, which raced prominent runners America Alive (American Chance), Brilliant (War Chant), Trappe Shot (Tapit), and Rattlesnake Bridge (Tapit). Born in New York, N.Y., to parents James C. and Eliot...

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In Mares Bred Category, Uncle Mo Back on Top

According to The Jockey Club, which released its annual Report of Mares Bred (RMB) Friday, Uncle Mo covered 257 mares this year, the most among any stallion standing in North America. That puts Uncle Mo back on top for the first time since 2016 when he was bred to 253 mares. He was bred to 241 mares in 2019. With the year winding down, it was the latest positive development for the 12-year-old Coolmore sire. His progeny have accounted for 19 graded stakes wins in the U.S. on the year...

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Radical Change, Status Quo, or Middle Ground for New York Whip Rules?

New York has lagged other racing states in addressing changes to whip use designed to be more humane to Thoroughbreds. But not being an early adopter of controversial new rules can sometimes be an advantage, because regulators are able to assess what is and isn't working in other jurisdictions before making potentially radical modifications to long-standing practices. That was the tone of discussion during the Oct. 19 teleconference meeting of the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC), which conducted what amounted to a 2 1/4-hour opinion-gathering dialogue on whether or...

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Foal Crop Dips Again in 2020

The Jockey Club (TJC) released breeding statistics Monday, which indicate that the 2020 North American foal crop will be about 20,500, a 3.4% decrease from the prior year. A total of 1,552 North American stallions covered 31,198 mares in 2019. The matings have resulted in 19,677 live foals of 2020, a figure that is 3.4% lower than the one reported at this time last year. Through Sept. 29, the number of live foals reported is estimated to be approximately 85-90% complete. The number of stallions declined 4.8% from the 1,630...

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