Forever Unbridled Takes Lead on Money List

February 1, 2016 --  Forever Unbridled, winner of Saturday’s $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park, tops the list of North America’s leading money-winning Thoroughbreds with $240,000 in 2016 purse earnings.

Mohaymen, winner of the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday, moved into second with $214,830. Awesome Banner, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes on January 2 and Saturday’s Swale Stakes, both at Gulfstream, took over third with $183,520.

Jose L. Ortiz maintains his position atop the jockey standings with current year purses totaling $1,197,331. Forever Unbridled’s rider, Joel Rosario, moved into second with $1,191,740 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is third with $1,177,657.

Todd Pletcher continues to lead the trainer standings with $1,124,224. Rudy Rodriguez moved into second with $860,386 and Michael Maker is third with $663,796.

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

Click HERE for the weekly leaders through January 31, 2016.

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Racing Investigators Conference Set for March

By Frank Angst, February 4, 2016 2:16 PM - Blood-Horse

Racing investigators will cover a wide range of topics when they meet for four days in March at Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del.

The Organization of Racing Investigators has set the final agenda for its training conference March 14-17 that will include a March 15 address from Delaware attorney general Matthew Denn on integrity in sports.

"This is the only formal meeting that combines security training and intelligence sharing organization out there that consists of law enforcement, regulatory horse racing investigators, race track association security departments, and state and federal agencies assigned to horse racing throughout North America," said ORI chairman John Wayne. "These meetings have been effective in forming networks between racing jurisdictions to thwart wrongdoing in racing. A black eye in one jurisdiction bruises our image elsewhere. We are looking forward to a successful conference to further our efforts in protecting our industry."

Some other March 15 presentations include Delaware Department of Technology and Information chief security officer Elayne Starkey addressing cyber threats and prevention methods, and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium executive director Dionne Benson demonstrating on-track veterinarian inspections, and a welcome from Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau chairman John Mooney.

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
* National HBPA Winter Convention
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
February 3-7, 2016
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* Jockeys' Guild Assembly
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL
February 16-17, 2016
www.jockeysguild.com/
* AQHA Annual Convention
South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
March 11-14, 2016
www.aqha.org
* Organization of Racing Investigators Conference
Delaware Park, Wilmington, DE
March 14-17, 2016
www.racinginvestigators.org
* RCI Annual Anti-Doping & Equine Welfare Conference
LaPavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA
March 22-25, 2016
www. arci.com
* Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit VII
Keeneland Sales Pavilion, Lexington, KY
June 28, 2016
www.grayson-jockeyclub.org
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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 Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615) 322-3591 or email scholarships@vanderbilt.edu.

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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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