|Tuesday, March 06, 2012||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|2012 Online Fact Book Available on The Jockey Club Website|
The Jockey Club announced today that the 2012 edition of the Online Fact Book is available within the Publications & Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.
The Online Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America and includes some state and provincial analysis. Also available are state fact books, which feature detailed breeding, racing and auction sales information specific to numerous states and Canadian provinces. The state fact books are updated monthly.
“We produce these fact books as a service to the industry and as a way to benchmark trends in the Thoroughbred industry,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “They provide valuable, educational insight into Thoroughbred breeding and racing and we believe they will be helpful to industry stakeholders and newcomers to our sport as we launch many of the fan development initiatives recommended last summer by McKinsey & Company to grow our sport.”
The print edition of the 2012 Fact Book will be published in April.
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.