Sr. Quisqueyano Victorious in Sunshine Millions Classic

January 19, 2015 –  Sr. Quisqueyano tops the list of North America’s leading money-winning Thoroughbreds by virtue of his victory in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Saturday. The 5-year-old son of Exclusive Quality earned $153,450 in his first start of the year for trainer Peter Walder, owner Loooch Racing Stables and jockey Edgard Zayas.

Seven horses are tied for second in the standings with $120,000 earned.

Jerry Hollendorfer leads the trainers’ standings with $811,360. Todd Pletcher is second with $616,862 and Peter Miller is third with $536,583.

Javier Castellano maintains his position atop the jockeys’ standings with $908,566. Rafael Bejarano is second with $762,758 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is third with $622,273.

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 January 18, 2014, click here.
Notable News:

Major Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

By Blood-Horse Staff
January 22, 2015 6:59 PM

The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Fla.

"The ARCI is the only umbrella organization encompassing the totality of horse racing whose members create and enforce rules and adjudicate racing disputes, said ARCI president Ed Martin. "The AORC is an international organization composed of chemists dedicated to the detection of prohibited substances in racing animals. The members of the AORC are on the front line of the most expansive anti-doping program in professional sport and we rely on them extensively to detect illegal drug use."

Topics to be discussed at the roundtable include:

-- Coordination of investigatory intelligence
-- Expanded Capabilities of Testing Laboratories
-- Emerging Integrity Threats
-- Effective strategies to combat doping
-- Applicability of hair testing to horse racing
-- "Should We Care About Substances That Do Not Affect Performance or Hurt the Horse?"

During the conference the ARCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee will consider any recommended policy changes to take effect in 2016. 

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 racetrack 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
* Organization of Racing Investigators Conference
The New Meadowlands, E. Rutherford, NJ
March 1-4, 2015
http://www.racinginvestigators.com/
* AQHA Convention
Omni Hotel Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
March 6-9, 2015
www.aqha.com/convention
* ARCI Roundtable on Equine Welfare & Medication
Grand Hyatt Resort, Tampa, Fla
April 21-23
www.arci.com
* Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
Keeneland Sales Pavilion, Lexington, KY
July 8, 2015
www.grayson-jockeyclub.org
* International Simulcast Conference
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
October 5-7, 2015
www.tra-online.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 Undergraduate 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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