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Pletcher Continues to Lead Trainer Standings

August 24, 2015 --  Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the North American trainer standings with $16,748,730. Bob Baffert is second with $12,168,949 and Chad Brown is third with $11,450,726.

American Pharoah leads the equine standings with $5,268,800, California Chrome is second with $2,100,000, and Honor Code is third with $1,535,660.

Javier Castellano, who won the $600,000 Alabama Stakes aboard Embellish the Lace at Saratoga on Saturday, leads the jockey standings with current year purses totaling $16,958,011.

Victor Espinoza is second with $13,904,262 and John Velazquez is third with $12,730,174.

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.

Click HERE for the weekly leaders through August 23, 2015

Notable News:
Keeneland Offers Fans Chance to Sing National Anthem

HorseRacingNation.com
August 27, 2015 6:52 AM

Keeneland announced today that it will host a competition titled Star Spangled Stakes to select the singer to perform the National Anthem on Prelude to the Cup day, Thursday, Oct. 29.

The winner of the Star Spangled Stakes will sign the anthem trackside just before racing begins on Prelude day. Prelude to the Cup is the nine-race card that precedes the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31. The singer and five guests will enjoy a VIP Prelude to the Cup experience with Loge Box seating, on-site parking, food vouchers, programs and a Breeders’ Cup merchandise package.

“Keeneland is excited to present the Star Spangled Stakes competition,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “The opportunity to showcase Central Kentucky’s talent in a unique way during the Fall Meet and at Prelude to the Cup, and have a little fun while doing it, felt like the perfect fit for a community that has so fully embraced the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.”

To enter the competition, people must submit a 90-second video of them singing an a capella song of their choice atKeeneland.com/prelude/star-spangled-stakes. Keeneland judges will select the 30 performers demonstrating the most talent to be invited to call-backs at the Keeneland Entertainment Center on Friday, Sept. 11, where they will perform the National Anthem before a panel of judges.

Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau:

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Upcoming Industry Events:
  Event Date
* NYSGC Retired Racehorse Summit
Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, Saratoga Springs, NY
September 1, 2015
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* International Simulcast Conference
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
October 5-7, 2015
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* AAEP Convention
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
December 5-9, 2015
www.aaep.org
* UA-RTIP Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
December 7-9, 2015
http://www.ua-rtip.org
* Thoroughbred Owner Conference
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 11-14, 2016
www.ownerview.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 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.

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