Castellano Continues to Lead Jockey Standings
October 24, 2016 -  Javier Castellano remains atop the North American jockey standings with $22,020,544 in current year purses. Irad Ortiz, Jr. is second with $19,938,661 and Jose Ortiz is third with $19,005,828.

California Chrome continues to lead the equine standings with $7,920,000. Nyquist is second with $3,575,600. Exaggerator is third with $2,598,000.

Chad Brown leads trainer standings with $19,062,743.

Todd Pletcher is second with $18,644,441 and Mark Casse is third with $14,228,552.

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 October 23, 2016.

Notable News:

U.S. Horse Industry Economic Impact Study To Be Updated in 2017

Press Release - 10-25-16 1:09 pm - Paulick Report

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) has retained The Innovation Group to update the 2017 National Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry in the US.

“We are very pleased to have The Innovation Group undertake this study. They have done numerous economic studies in the gaming, recreation and leisure segments of the U.S. economy and have extensive experience in the horse industry,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “Their proposal suggested several avenues to approach the industry to get as much information and as broad a sampling as possible. We hope that the industry participates and responds, as we are confident the study results will be extremely valuable.”

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
* Coalition of State Horse Councils
Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, MO
October 28-30, 2016
  American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
December 3-7, 2016
* Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
December 5-7, 2016
* Jockeys' Guild Assembly
MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV
December 11-13, 2016
* Eclipse Awards
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 21, 2017
* Organization of Racing Investigators Training Conference Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Oldsmar, FL February 26-March 1, 2017
* Pan American Conference
(TBA) Washington, DC
May 17-20, 2017
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

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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.

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