Espinoza Over $10 Million Mark

May 26, 2015  – Victor Espinoza went over the $10 million mark in current year purse earnings and continues to lead the North American jockeys’ standings with $10,213,802.

Javier Castellano is second with $8,432,388 and John Velazquez is third with $6,908,282.

American Pharoah leads the equine standings with $3,368,800. California Chrome is second with $2,100,000 and Secret Circle is third with $1,240,000.

Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the trainers’ standings with $9,860,030.

Bob Baffert is second with $8,741,819 and Jerry Hollendorfer is third with $5,057,664.

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 May 25, 2015, click here.
Notable News:

Gala Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street will help Benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Friday, May 22, 2015 Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Release

The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City’s exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5, 2015, and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

The evening will feature the presentation of the Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit and a medley of sights and sounds of Broadway-style reviews.

“This annual event is a great way to celebrate the Thoroughbred and the vital equine research that Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation funds,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of the foundation. “The celebration has taken on a special aura this year since we will have our international guests from the Pan Am Conference with us at such a unique and prestigious venue and since we will be watching American Pharoah attempt to win the Triple Crown the following day.”

Tickets for the charity celebration are priced at $400 per person. Only a limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/graysontix.

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Upcoming Industry Events:
  Event Date
* Pan American Conference
Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY
June 3-6, 2015
www.panamnyc2015.com
* Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park, NY
June 6, 2015
www.belmontstakes.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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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.

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