Firing Line Stamps Derby Ticket with Sunland Derby Win

March 23, 2015 – Firing Line is now a probable Kentucky Derby starter after his victory in Sunday’s $800,000 Sunland Derby at Sunland Park. The Simon Callaghan trainee earned $400,000 and boosted his current year earnings to $430,000, placing him third on the list of this year’s leading money-winning Thoroughbreds in North America.

Shared Belief leads with $900,000 and American Pharoah is second with $450,000.

Javier Castellano maintains his position atop the jockeys’ standings with $3,770,646. Jose Ortiz is second with $2,749,887, and his brother, Irad Jr., is third with $2,703,820.

Jerry Hollendorfer continues to lead the trainers’ standings with $3,598,915. Todd Pletcher is second with $3,506,319 and Baffert is third with $2,330,754.


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 March 22, 2015, click here.
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RMTC Board Announces Cobalt Threshold

By Blood-Horse Staff - March 26, 2015 4:37 PM - Blood Horse

The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced March 26 that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the U.S. was approved at its March 24 meeting at Gulfstream Park.

The cobalt threshold, which was developed and unanimously recommended by the RMTC's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), will be submitted to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for consideration as a model rule at RCI's April meeting in Tampa, Fla. The SAC is a standing committee of the RMTC, comprised of leading chemists, pharmacologists, lab directors, regulatory veterinarians, and racetrack veterinarians from across the U.S. horse racing industry.

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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 Undergraduate Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615) 322-3591 or email scholarships@vanderbilt.edu.

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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.

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