|Wednesday, January 08, 2014||Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716|
|Redesigned Website Focuses on Industry Service, Advocacy; Registry Site Also Enhanced|
The Jockey Club today unveiled a redesigned website, jockeyclub.com, that focuses in large part on the industry service activities and advocacy efforts the organization leads or supports in addition to providing information about industry events and the organization’s affiliated companies and charitable foundations.
The site features horizontal navigation and a responsive-design architecture that optimizes presentation on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
Designed and developed by The Jockey Club Information Systems, the website prominently displays and describes activities relating to aftercare, integrity, safety initiatives and promotion of the sport. It also features a steady stream of “tweets” from Twitter accounts of The Jockey Club companies and a link to The Jockey Club’s Facebook page.
“The Jockey Club routinely embraces a wide range of initiatives that benefit all segments of the Thoroughbred industry — from new fan development to aftercare for retired horses,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “The redesigned site makes it easier for industry leaders, fans, and horse lovers to see what’s being done and find out how they can get involved.”
The Jockey Club’s Registry website, registry.jockeyclub.com, has also been redesigned to facilitate navigation for customers conducting registration-related business with the Registry. Registration information and services, including registering foals and naming and identifying horses, are available on the Registry website.
Also, to help consolidate information, the report of mares bred and breeding statistics have been moved to the Breeding section of the Fact Book, and the rule book and fee schedule have been moved to The Jockey Club Registry website, registry.jockeyclub.com. Additional statistical information will be added to the Fact Book section in the near future.
“With two separate websites, owners and breeders can go directly to the Registry site to conduct registration-related business electronically while those seeking information about The Jockey Club or the Thoroughbred industry can go directly to The Jockey Club site,” Gagliano added.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.