|Friday, January 31, 2014||Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716|
|Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces 2013 Performance Awards Winners|
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, today announced the winners and other placings from its 2013 performance awards pilot program.
The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the award categories and divisions throughout the year.
“We had an excellent response to the pilot program,” said Kristin Leshney, legal associate for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “We received 150 applications representing 78 Thoroughbreds, and 25 states and Ontario.”
Because the pilot program was so successful, performance awards will be available once again in 2014 and will include shows from December 1, 2013, through November 30, 2014. Category winners in 2014 will receive a ribbon and leather lead shank and division winners will receive a ribbon and T.I.P. customized lead rope.
The 2014 performance award information will be collected online through the T.I.P. website attjctip.com. The deadline for submission is December 20, 2014.
Over the next few weeks, the 2013 performance award winners’ photos will be posted on the T.I.P. Facebook page atfacebook.com/tjctip. The complete list of winners can be found at the bottom of the release.
Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows. In addition to the complete schedule of T.I.P.-sponsored shows, other information about the program is also available on the T.I.P. website, tjctip.com. Those interested in T.I.P. can follow the program at facebook.com/tjctip.
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, directly or through subsidiaries, 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. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.
2013 Performance Award Winners: