The Jockey Club Resources

The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has pursued its mission as an organization dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, and in the course of the ensuing 100-plus years it has earned widespread recognition as an industry leader for its active involvement in vital industry issues as well as its proficiency as a technology solutions and information provider. The Jockey Club’s primary responsibility, then and now, is the maintenance of The American Stud Book in a manner that ensures integrity of the breed in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The American Stud Book is maintained by the Registry and the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book can be found on the Registry’s website at Over the course of the past 25 years or so, The Jockey Club has created and developed a group of commercial, for-profit subsidiaries and a commercial partnership, each with a twofold purpose: to serve specific segments within the industry using highly efficient, state-of-the-art technology platforms and to generate profits that are used to support important industry initiatives. Throughout its history, The Jockey Club has taken a leadership role in critical and wide-ranging areas that benefit the industry. They range from medication and equine welfare to aftercare and marketing of the sport. Learn more about The Jockey Club here.


The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS) is the leading research and production source of North American Thoroughbred sales catalogue pedigrees. TJCIS writes catalogue pages for a host of sales companies. In February 2015, The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Horse Racing Reform is a national movement of veterinarians, breeders, trainers, owners, bettors, and fans for uniform medication, testing and safety regulations that will provide for safer competition for both human and equine.

InCompass Solutions Inc. is the industry’s leading technology solutions and software provider for racetracks and simulcast facilities throughout North America. InCompass offers consulting to racing facilities to help them take advantage of statistical racing and customer data with a focus on the recommendations suggested by McKinsey & Company’s “Driving Sustainable Growth for Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding.”

The Jockey Club Technology Services Inc. (TJCTS) provides technology solutions that encompass software development, technology consulting, and hosting and managed services to address complex business needs organizations face. TJCTS serves The Jockey Club companies, the Thoroughbred industry as a whole, and other clients.

Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through, and its mobile applications, Equibase engages fans daily in the promotion of the sport with a comprehensive menu of wagering products and free racing information.

TrackMaster is a wholly owned subsidiary of Equibase and a leading provider of electronic data to high-end handicappers. It is the only company to offer a comprehensive menu of handicapping products for each of the three major racing breeds – Thoroughbred, Standardbred and American Quarter Horse.

TJC Media Ventures is a commercial subsidiary of The Jockey Club that oversees the new-fan development activities, primarily under the “America’s Best Racing” (ABR) brand. The company uses a multi-media strategy that involves traditional media outlets, television and mobile technologies as well as social and digital media to introduce new and casual fans to the vibrancy of the sport. ABR increases the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events, with a focus on the sport’s lifestyle and competition. ABR also has a promotional tour featuring brand ambassadors who travel to college campuses, high-traffic areas and various other strategic locations in different cities, seeking to attract a younger audience to the sport.

In February 2015, The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. purchased a majority ownership interest in BloodHorse magazine from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of equine research funding. The projects it supports enhance the health and safety of horses of all breeds. Since 1983, Grayson-Jockey Club has individually provided more than $26.3 million to fund 358 projects at 43 universities in North America and overseas.

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable trust that provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families. Assistance includes financial aid, medication, surgical and hospital costs, therapeutic equipment, voice-recognition computers for quadriplegics and wheelchair-accessible vans, among other needs. Since 1985, the foundation has helped over 1,000 individuals and their immediate families with more than $15 million in support.


The Jockey Club leads or supports several initiatives designed to ensure the integrity of competition and it firmly believes that horses should compete only when free from the influences of medication.
Horse Racing Reform is a national movement of veterinarians, breeders, trainers, owners, bettors, and fans for uniform medication, testing and safety regulations that will provide for safer competition for both human and equine.

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium develops, promotes and coordinates, at the national level, policies, research and educational programs that seek to ensure the fairness and integrity of racing and the health and welfare of racehorses and participants. In doing so, it protects the interests of the racing public.

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program accredits and provides continuing education to all racing officials, stewards and judges in the horse racing industry. By doing so ROAP is enhancing the image and upholding the integrity of horse racing at all levels. ROAP is a collaborative effort of many organizations representing all types of racing.

Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings is a searchable database of Thoroughbred trainer regulatory rulings. The database contains rulings related to Thoroughbred horses for the time period beginning January 1, 2005, to the present.


The Jockey Club maintains a longstanding and growing commitment to enhance the welfare and safety of Thoroughbreds when their racing and breeding careers have ended. In addition to the programs below, $25 of nearly all registry-related transactions is allocated to Thoroughbred aftercare.
The Jockey Club's checkoff program enables owners and breeders to financially assist five charities by selecting one of the designated amounts or an amount of their choice on the Application for Foal Registration form or during the payment process on Interactive Registration.

The non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

Thoroughbred Connect is a free online service designed to assist with placement of Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing or breeding careers. Those interested in providing assistance or aftercare can attach their name and contact information to the electronic records of Thoroughbreds within The Jockey Club’s database.

To help identify registered Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club offers free microchip and tattoo lookup through Interactive Registration at To view the microchip FAQ, please click here. To view the tattoo FAQ, please click here.
To encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, the Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions, high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions, a Thoroughbred of the Year Award and a Young Rider of the Year Award.


Safety Initiatives
Among the many important industry initiatives to which it lends its leadership and support, The Jockey Club is spearheading major initiatives that strive to improve the health and safety of Thoroughbreds and riders.
The Thoroughbred Safety Committee was created in May 2008 to review every facet of equine health and to recommend actions the industry can take to improve the health and safety of Thoroughbreds. Committee members are Craig Fravel (chairman), John Barr, James G. (Jimmy) Bell, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Christopher J. McCarron, C. Steven Duncker, Dell Hancock, and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. Each is a member of The Jockey Club.
Thoroughbred Safety Committee
Visit the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, coordinated and underwritten by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club and hosted by Keeneland Association, was held for the first time in October 2006. The two-day workshop was designed to improve safety and soundness for the Thoroughbred racehorse. To date, there have been seven summits.
Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
Equine Injury Database
The Equine Injury DatabaseTM is the Thoroughbred industry’s first national database of racing injuries and seeks to identify the frequency, types and outcome of racing injuries using a standardized format that will generate valid statistics, identify markers for horses at increased risk of injury, and serve as a data source for research directed at improving safety and preventing injuries. The Equine Injury Database is funded entirely by The Jockey Club, through its commercial subsidiaries InCompass Solutions Inc. and The Jockey Club Technology Services Inc., as a service to the industry.
Equine Injury Database
Jockey Health Information System
The Jockey Health Information SystemTM is a central database that stores jockeys’ current medical records so that they are immediately available to medical personnel at racetracks in the event of injury. There are no fees for a track or jockey to participate.
Jockey Health Information System


As an organization dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, The Jockey Club continually develops and executes promotional strategies designed to grow the sport.
America’s Best Racing is a multi-media new fan development and awareness-building platform, initiated by The Jockey Club, designed to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events, with a primary focus on the sport’s lifestyle and competition.

OwnerView is a free information website developed for prospective and current Thoroughbred owners. OwnerView includes a wealth of information about trainers, racing syndicates, getting started, licensing, racetracks, veterinary, aftercare, publications, and state incentive programs.


The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to a student or students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) annual scholarship is based on academic achievement, proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement. Goodman was a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of three founders of the RTIP.
Click here to apply. Accepting applications through March 31, 2019.
The Jockey Club Scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to one recipient. Continuing academic excellence each semester is a condition to receive the full scholarship award. The Jockey Club encourages any current or prospective student with an interest in pursuing a career in the equine industry to apply. Candidates must be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in the equine or applicable field of study that could be applied in the equine industry with preference given to candidates expressing a strong interest in a career in the Thoroughbred industry. Scholarships are for one academic school year and recipients must reapply every year. For spring semester renewal, students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point and full-time status.
PLEASE NOTE: Official Transcripts are required and must be submitted separately from the application.
Click here to apply. Accepting applications January 7, 2019, through April 1, 2019.
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, in partnership with the North American Racing Academy, provides a free online educational program available to all jurisdictions, all licensees, and anyone interested. Course content tracks participants and completion, enabling jurisdictions to be notified when licensees successfully complete a continuing education course. All courses take approximately one (1) hour to complete and are eligible for trainer continuing education credits.
Click here for more information.