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Castellano Continues to Lead Jockey Standings
July 18, 2016 - Javier Castellano retains his position atop the North American jockey standings with $12,023,987 in purse winnings this year. Jose Ortiz moved into second $11,522,443 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. dropped to third with $11,321,932.

Equine standings remain unchanged as California Chrome leads with $6,210,000. Nyquist is second with $3,505,600 and Exaggerator is third with $1,988,000.

Todd Pletcher continues to lead the trainer standings with $12,343,217.

Steve Asmussen is second with $9,063,606 and Chad Brown is third with $8,689,597.

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

Click here for the leaders through July 17, 2016.

Notable News:

Steven Crist, advocate for horseplayer, retires

Updated on 07/20/2016 2:06PM
By DRF Staff

Steven Crist, the longtime Daily Racing Form executive and columnist, announced his retirement Wednesday. Crist, who put together an investment group to buy DRF in 1998, served as the company’s chief executive until 2002 and most recently was its editor and publisher emeritus.

“I can’t think of a single individual who has contributed more to Daily Racing Form throughout its illustrious 123-year history than Steven Crist,” said John Hartig, DRF’s chairman and CEO. “Steve has been an outstanding steward of the DRF brand, an outspoken advocate of the horseplayer, and has brought innovations to racing and to our fans like no other. Over his 35-year career in racing, Steve’s relentless passion and his long-standing commitment to elevating the sport has earned him the highest respect of industry professionals and his colleagues alike. I am deeply appreciative of Steve’s numerous contributions and wish him continued good health and abundant success in playing the game into retirement.”

“Whether as a bettor, reporter, columnist, editor, publisher, author or racetrack executive, Steven Crist has been America’s voice of the horseplayer for more than 35 years," said Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. "His contributions to Thoroughbred racing are immense and we hope that he remains an advocate for our sport and its customers for many years to come.” 

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
* TRA-HTA International Simulcast Conference
Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino, New Orleans, LA
September 26-28, 2016
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* American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
December 3-7, 2016
www.aaep.org
* Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
December 5-7, 2016
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* Jockeys' Guild Assembly
MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV
December 11-13, 2016
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* Eclipse Awards
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 21, 2017
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* Pan American Conference
(TBA) Washington, DC
May 17-20, 2017
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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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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 for 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.  

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