Thoroughbred Incentive Program to Add Polo Awards


A retired racehorse in action | Zuzanna Lupa Photography

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 all levels of polo,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel of The Jockey Club and coordinator of T.I.P.

Applications will be open Nov. 1-30, with the winners announced in January and selected based on the application and an essay. For more information, visit

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