|Friday, December 16, 2011||Contact: Bob Curran (212) 521-5326|
|The Jockey Club Unveils Publicly Available|
Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings Database
The Jockey Club today announced the launch of Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings™, a searchable online database of rulings on Thoroughbred trainers from racing regulatory authorities. The web address is thoroughbredrulings.com.
“In response to recommendations from the recent McKinsey study, Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings is one part of a strategic initiative to develop new information resources to assist owners and other decision makers in our industry,” explained James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “This website was created as a service to the industry to make regulatory information more easily accessible. Over time, we will add more features to this database and eventually migrate it into a new, comprehensive website for owners. We thank the Racing Commissioners International (RCI) and the regulatory community for their continuing assistance and cooperation in obtaining the rulings data.”
“Racing Commissioners International is pleased to collaborate with The Jockey Club and other racing industry organizations that share our goal of ensuring integrity in racing,” said Edward J. Martin, president of RCI. “We look forward to continued joint efforts to automate the flow of public information to racing fans and participants.”
“Providing access to regulatory rulings is an important part of maintaining the overall integrity of our sport,” said Alex Waldrop, president and chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. “Our fans and owners have told us repeatedly that they desire greater transparency, and this new website is clearly a step in that direction.”
The design of the Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings database features extensive sort and advanced-search functions supporting queries of the data, including regulatory authority, date range, trainer name and track/association.
Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings currently includes approximately 12,000 Thoroughbred trainer rulings from 33 U.S. racing jurisdictions. A list of regulatory authorities represented in the database, along with the date of earliest and latest rulings from each, is available on the homepage. Updates to the database will be made on a periodic basis as the latest rulings are made available from racing regulatory authorities.
Those seeking the most current Thoroughbred trainer ruling information are advised to contact the respective regulatory authority for updated information.
Regulators and representatives of regulatory agencies may contact Jamie Haydon in The Jockey Club’s Lexington, Ky., office for additional information about Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings. He can be reached at (859) 224-2750 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website made its debut on December 15, 2011.