According to a new, national and Kentucky-based poll commissioned by The Jockey Club, horse fatalities are the single most important factor facing the horse racing industry with nearly seven in 10 likely voters (69 percent) saying that it is a “very important” issue.
Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity Pushes Federal Legislation
Delaware Park to Open 2019 Racing Season with HD Signal as Recipient of The Jockey Club’s Grant Fund
The Jockey Club announced today that Delaware Park is taking advantage of The Jockey Club’s HD Grant Fund and will broadcast in HD when its racing season opens on May 4. Hawthorne Race Course was the first track to use the grant fund to upgrade its signal.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Launches Professionals’ Circle and Rider Ambassador Programs
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today the creation of a Professionals’ Circle Program and Rider Ambassador Program, both of which are sponsored by sport horse enthusiast Jacqueline B. Mars.
Equibase Company has installed global positioning satellite (GPS) systems at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and has been named the official timer at both tracks, it was announced today. Equibase also has systems in place and is the official timer at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, and Pimlico.
The Jockey Club today released a major white paper calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. horse racing industry including a major overhaul of drug use and uniform out-of-competition drug testing, citing the need for “transparency into the medical treatment, injuries, and health of all racehorses.