April 7, 2014 – California Chrome is
now a probable Kentucky Derby starter after his victory in
Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. The Art
Sherman-trainee is now 3-for-3 this year and boosted his current
year earnings to $920,000 to take the lead on the list of this
year’s leading money-winning Thoroughbreds in North America.
Vicar’s in Trouble is second with $760,000 and Constitution is
third with $649,350.
Javier Castellano maintains his position atop the jockeys’
standings with $5,200,421. Mike Smith is second with $4,402,082
and Joel Rosario, who also rode Room Service to victory via dead
heat in the $500,000 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland Saturday, moved
into third with $3,888,180.
Victor Espinoza, California Chrome’s rider,
cracked the top 10 and moved into eighth
place with $2,870,878. Todd Pletcher
continues to lead the trainers’ standings
with $6,485,504. Bob Baffert moved into
second with $3,503,690 and Jerry
Hollendorfer dropped to third with
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
April 6, 2014, click
March 6, 2014 - The Thoroughbred Racing
Associations (TRA) has announced Delray Beach, Fla., as the host
city for the 22nd annual International Simulcast Conference. The
2014 conference will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott, Sept.
The TRA co-sponsors the annual event with the Harness Tracks of
America (HTA), in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track
Operators Association (AGTOA).
Each year the conference attracts more than 250 racing
executives and personnel to address the topics of chief
importance to the pari-mutuel industry, including simulcasting,
account wagering, wagering security and technology.
Delray Beach Marriott
is located at the corner of
Ocean Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, overlooking the sandy
beaches of Florida’s Gold Coast, and is an easy walk to a wide
variety of restaurants, bistros, outdoor cafes and nightlife.
Delray Beach is an easy drive to either the Fort Lauderdale or
West Palm Beach airports. A special conference room rate of $149
per night will be offered. Information will be posted
HERE as it becomes available.