INDUSTRY NEWS
  1. The Jockey Club to Continue Study of Rule Regarding Breeding Stallions
    The Jockey Club to Continue Study of Rule Regarding Breeding Stallions
    The Jockey Club board of stewards today announced that it is continuing its consideration of a rule to limit the annual breeding of individual stallions. The Jockey Club stated further, “We are grateful for the many thoughtful comments in response to our September proposal. The stewards are considering those comments as we continue to study the cause and effects of decreasing diversity of the Thoroughbred gene pool and finalize a rule to protect the breed’s health and welfare.” The Jockey Club is the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in North America. Since its founding 125 years ago, it has been dedicated to the improvement of breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds, focusing on improvements to the integrity, health, and safety of the sport.
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  2. Calumet Farm Tops Breeders List in 2019
    Calumet Farm Tops Breeders List in 2019
    Calumet Farm has topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2019 with$12,545,854 in earnings, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems. Calumet Farm bred 410 starters with 332 wins, 310 seconds, and 323 thirds out of 2,435 starts. Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey was second with earnings of $8,249,834 with 276 wins out of 1,779 starts. Calumet Farm also topped the breeders list that includes partners with $12,760,517 in earnings and 337 wins from 2,459 starts. WinStar Farm, LLC came in second with $10,681,463 in earnings and 292 wins out of 2,033 starts. Rounding out the top 10 individual breeders were George Strawbridge Jr., $7,505,233 (26 wins / 110 starts); WinStar Farm, LLC, $7,269,770 (173/1,183); Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, $6,954,080 (130/665); Godolphin, $6,538,479 (107/634); Brereton C. Jones, $6,469,704 (190/1,320); Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC, $5,901,093 (144/1,022); Gary & Mary West Stables Inc., $5,833,062 (144/848); and Adena Springs, $5,637,433 (151/907). Completing the list of the top 10 breeders including partnerships were Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, $8,391,123 (280 wins / 1,826 starts); George Strawbridge Jr., $7,524,340 (28/119); Godolphin, $7,257,992 (121/757); Brereton C. Jones, $7,214,751 (218/1,498); Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, $7,028,966 (133/710); Adena Springs, $6,450,844 (176/1,097); Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC $5,901,093 (144/1,022); and Gary & Mary West Stables Inc.$5,834,187 (144/850). The complete lists of the top 100 breeders of 2019 are accessible through equineline.com. The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians and farm personnel. TJCIS utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance the services it provides through equineline.com as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.
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  3. 2020 Live Racing Schedule Announced  at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
    2020 Live Racing Schedule Announced at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 16, 2020) – The Indiana Horse Racing commission (IHRC) has approved racing dates for the upcoming 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Racing will begin Tuesday, April 14 and conclude Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 with a slightly altered schedule for the 120-day race meet. Racing will be held the first week of the meet on Tuesday and Wednesday only, picking up Friday and Saturday racing beginning April 24 and 25. The meet will also end with racing only on Tuesday and Wednesday with the final Saturday racing program set for Breeders Cup Night Saturday, Nov. 7. No Thursday racing will be held in 2020, and those dates were added on to the end to extend the season by an additional week. “We have been diligent in studying business trends and taking into account what is best for our racing partners, we decided to adjust our racing schedule for 2020,” said Mike Rich, senior vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand. “Our biggest revenue driving days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. By dropping six weekend dates throughout the year and placing our focus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we will be able to provide more calendar weeks of competition for our horsemen while producing the best possible handle results which directly affects purse money. We are constantly working to do what is best for our racing program at Indiana Grand.” Indiana Grand will follow the same post time format for 2020. Racing will begin at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday while Saturday action gets underway at 6:15 p.m. More information regarding 2020 special events and stakes schedules for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will be available soon.
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