|Tuesday, March 12, 2019||Contact: Kristin Werner Leshney (859) 224-2720|
|Thoroughbred Incentive Program Announces 2018 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 2018 performance awards program. The complete list of winners and participants is available at tjctip.com/PerformanceAwardsWinners.
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 received applications representing 560 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 11,500 classes and divisions during the 2018 award year,” said Kristin Leshney, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. ”Winners will receive ribbons, prize money, and a variety of prizes, including custom Horseware coolers, stall bags, duffle bags, and jackets.”
Thoroughbred Charities of America sponsored the Green OTTB Category for Thoroughbreds that last raced in 2016, 2017 or 2018. State-bred or residing performance awards were sponsored by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society - Alberta Division, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association, and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. In addition, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) sponsored a Performance Award for horses adopted from TAA-accredited organizations.
Over the next few weeks, the 2018 performance award winners’ photos will be posted on the T.I.P. Facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.
Performance awards will be available once again in 2019 and will be based on results in shows from December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019. Updated forms are available at tjctip.com/About/TBPAF. New for 2019, performance awards will be offered for Endurance and Obstacle Mileage.
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, performance awards, and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. Facebook page 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.