Castellano Continues to Lead Jockeys’ Standings

July 27, 2015 -- Javier Castellano leads the North American jockeys’ standings with current year purses totaling $13,297,723. Victor Espinoza is second with $12,170,186 and John Velazquez is third with $10,769,389.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, expected to race in Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, leads the equine standings with $4,168,800. California Chrome is second with $2,100,000 and Mubtaahij is third with $1,300,000.

Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the trainers’ standings with $14,096,701.

Bob Baffert is second with $10,546,459 and Chad Brown is third with $9,045,253.

Equine earnings are for all starters of at least one race in North America and include earnings from all international races. Trainer and jockey standings are for North American-based individuals but include earnings from select international races.

For a listing of the weekly leaders for horses, trainers, and jockeys through July 26, 2015, click here.
Notable News:

Keeneland, Red Mile join forces in modernized facility to offer instant racing, simulcast wagering

Jul 31st, 2015 · 0 Comment
By Liane Crossley
NKyTribune correspondent

After 140 years of Standardbred racing, The Red Mile in Lexington has stepped into another new era with a modernized simulcast wagering section that foreshadows even more renovations.

Upgrades are scheduled for completion in September with the launch of 1,000 historical racing machines—also known as Instant Racing—in a vast remodeled area still under construction. Similar to slot machines, Instant Racing terminals allow patrons to bet on anonymous, previously run Thoroughbred races.

In keeping with The Red Mile’s rich harness racing tradition, live racing season kicked off on July 26 and continues through Oct. 10. The season is highlighted by the final eight days of the Grand Circuit when the nation’s leading Standardbreds and their connections compete in prestigious races.

On July 15, Keeneland moved its year-round simulcast operations to The Red Mile to offer wagering on Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing at one Lexington location. Although off-track betting is no longer available at Keeneland on a steady basis, the track still will have simulcasting during the spring and fall racing seasons and on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks days.

"Our goal is to create a destination experience which will positively impact the entire horse industry as well as the local economy,” Keeneland Vice President Vince Gabbert said. “We believe that by consolidating our simulcast operations in a premier location, we will enhance fan interest in live racing.”

Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau:

In January 1946, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) was incorporated as a private investigative agency whose principal mission was to address issues of integrity and security in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the TRA, TRPB represents a unified effort by TRA-member associations to maintain high standards, protect the legitimate business interests and integrity of the sport, and foster and maintain public confidence.

Upcoming Industry Events:
  Event Date
* The Jockey Club Round Table
Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 9, 2015
www.jockeyclub.com
* International Simulcast Conference
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
October 5-7, 2015
www.tra-online.com
* Thoroughbred Owner Conference
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 11-14, 2016
www.ownerview.com
Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Sports Writing Scholarship

The Fred Russell-Grantland Rice Scholarship, begun in 1956, originally was named in honor of the late Grantland Rice, a Vanderbilt alumnus and one of the best known sports writers of the 20th century. In 1986, the name was changed to also honor the late Fred Russell, another Vanderbilt alumnus who helped guide the scholarship and its recipients. A $500,000 grant was made on behalf of the TRA in 1986 to ensure the future of this valuable stipend. Click here for a list of previous winners.

The scholarship, co-sponsored by Vanderbilt, is awarded annually to an entering freshman at Vanderbilt who plans a career in sports journalism. In order to apply, high school seniors must apply for admission and complete the online Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship application. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615) 322-3591 or email scholarships@vanderbilt.edu.

 

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Equibase:

Equibase Company LLC is the race data provider for the Thoroughbred racing industry in North America, charting every Thoroughbred race run in the United States and Canada and disseminating the information throughout the vast international network of simulcast wagering.

Subsidiaries of the TRA and The Jockey Club formed Equibase in a 1990 partnership to accumulate the racing data necessary for the unfettered growth of simulcast wagering. Prior to that time, the Daily Racing Form had been the sole collector of chart data and the dissemination of past performance information.

Recognizing the broadest possible availability of race data in daily racing programs was integral to the growth of simulcasting revenues for the tracks, the TRA found The Jockey Club a capable and eager partner in undertaking the technological and logistical issues association with building a data information company.

With the advent of the internet to general consumer use in the mid-Nineties, Equibase quickly found itself well-positioned to enter and serve the fast-growing world of electronic commerce.

Equibase is the sole owner of TrackMaster, whose line of direct-to-consumer products include a wide variety of  handicapping and selection tools for all types of bettors.  

Click here for a listing of Equibase officers and management committee.

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