Jockey Club to Trace Retired Runners

Jockey Club to Trace Retired Runners

The Jockey Club Announces Plan To Trace Retired Runners With Unknown Status

The Jockey Club will begin a project to trace recently-retired horses as part of an attempt to improve traceability of first exit from racing. Kristin Werner, senior counsel to The Jockey Club, outlined the organization’s coming efforts at a recent Round Table.

The breed registry will reach out to last known racing connections for horses foaled in 2017 or earlier who have started in the past decade and whose status is not on record. This refers to horses that are not actively racing or breeding, were not officially registered as retired from racing, were not exported, do not have a Thoroughbred Incentive Program number and have not been reported dead.

Werner said the program will work to identify and exclude horses that have been adopted through a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited organization.

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