California Chrome Takes Lead on Money List

March 31, 2015 – California Chrome tops the list of North America’s leading money-earning Thoroughbreds following his second place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse Saturday. The 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, trained by Art Sherman, ridden by Victor Espinoza, and owned by Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, has 2015 earnings of $2,100,000.

Secret Circle’s victory in the $2 million Golden Shaheen at Meydan boosted him into second place with 2015 earnings of $1,240,000. Lea, who finished third behind California Chrome and the victorious Prince Bishop, is third with $1,189,000.

Espinoza, who also rode Secret Circle, took the lead in the jockeys’ standings with $5,777,592. Javier Castellano, who rode all 14 races at Gulfstream Saturday, is second with $4,208,089 and Irad Ortiz, Jr., is third with $3,099,350.

Todd Pletcher, who sent out Materiality to win the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Saturday and Mshawish to finish third in the $6 million Dubai Turf, took the lead in the trainers’ standings with $5,246,279. Jerry Hollendorfer dropped to second with $3,706,015 and Bob Baffert, Secret Circle’s conditioner, is third with $3,627,254.

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 March 30, 2015, click here.
Notable News:

Keeneland Plans Wide Live Broadcast Coverage

By Blood-Horse Staff
March 30, 2015 2:53 PM

Racing at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet will be broadcast live on national television, local radio networks, and Keeneland.com as part of wide-ranging coverage for race fans.

The spring meet begins Friday, April 3, and runs through Friday, April 24, with live racing Wednesdays through Sundays. Gates open at 11 a.m. ET; post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. except on Saturday, April 4, and Saturday, April 11, when first post is 12:35 p.m. Keeneland is closed Easter Sunday, April 5.

The $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on opening Saturday, April 4, will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network from 5-7 p.m. ET. A replay of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) will be shown during the broadcast.

The Blue Grass is run at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds, and the Ashland is for 3-year-old fillies competing at 1 1/16 miles. Each race is worth 170 point—100 points to the winner, 40 to second, 20 to third, and 10 for fourth—toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), respectively.

The $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) and $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) on Saturday, April 11, will be featured live on FOX Sports 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. as part of The Jockey Club Tour on FOX.

TVG and Keeneland.com will air each day's races live. Keeneland fans also can access Trakus race feeds that show race replays in various animated formats using the patented, real-time technology.

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
* ARCI Roundtable on Equine Welfare & Medication
Grand Hyatt Resort, Tampa, Fla
April 21-23, 2015
www.arci.com
* Pan American Conference
Grand Hyatt, New York City, NY
June 3-6, 2015
www.panamnyc2015.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.

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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