Tag Archive for Thoroughbred Racing

CANTER OPENS TEXAS CHAPTER

    CANTER-Texas Free Listing Service Moves Six Ex-Racehorses in First Week to New Homes   SAN ANTONIO, (CANTER) – CANTER is now offering its nationally-recognized service to Texas horseman with the opening of CANTER-Texas. Volunteers are visiting tracks to…

DUCK DYNASTY CAST MEMBER NEW THOROUGHBRED OWNER

AUSTIN, (Texas Thoroughbred Association) – Si Robertson, a cast member of the popular A&E program Duck Dynasty, has entered into a racing partnership with established owner and TTA member Wesley Melcher. The pair, along with Ashley Howard Nelson, sister of…

REDESIGNED WEBSITES FOR THE JOCKEY CLUB

AUSTIN, (Texas Thoroughbred Association) – The Jockey Club rolled out two website redesigns this week—one that highlights industry service activities, advocacy efforts, and provides information about its affiliates: www.jockeyclub.com, and www.registry.jockeyclub.com for the registry side of the company. “With two…

Racehorse Training Study Released

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    RRTP Releases First National Study of Thoroughbred Racehorse Placement   NEW YORK, – A report released today by Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) is the first nationwide study of how Thoroughbred ex-racehorses are transitioned into second careers. It…

Even Canadian Horse Racing Falls Under New Rules

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Equine Canada Coaches – Important Notification of Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2014   Ottawa, ON, Dec. 23, 2013 — Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will be tracking professional development for all coaches in all sports.…

ILLINOIS RACING ON A FISCAL CLIFF?

AUSTIN, (Texas Thoroughbred Association) – A year that began with grand expectations for Illinois racing due to expanded gaming is ending with a cliffhanger:  Will state lawmakers provide a last-minute reprieve from the sport’s virtual execution? Without action during a…

Horseback’s Hometown Track Readies for the Meet

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SHRP LIVE RACING JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY AUSTIN, (Texas Thoroughbred Association) – The 2014 Thoroughbred meet is rapidly approaching and the barn area at Sam Houston Race Park will open on Monday, December 16.  Eric Johnston, Sam Houston Race Park’s…

Texas Thoroughbred Assn. Posts Dates

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ACCREDITATION DEADLINES 1) December 31, 2013 is the deadline for accrediting yearlings (foals of 2012) at the TTA member rate of $200 ($250 for non-members). The fee to accredit foals of 2012 AFTER December 31, 2013 is $1,500 for TTA members…