FAQ

The Jockey Club's website includes an abundance of information about The Jockey Club, its mission and the Thoroughbred industry. We've provided this page to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions. For your convenience, the questions have been categorized.

Overview

Thoroughbred Information
Registry Services
Jockey Information
Trainer Information
Membership
Racing Information
Racing Official Information
Ownership

Thoroughbred Information

For a free 5-cross pedigree and to order reports such as race records and progeny records, visit equineline.com, the online Thoroughbred information service of our subsidiary, The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). For free entries, results, charts and other information, use the Horse Search feature at equibase.com, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information.

You can use The Jockey Club's free Tattoo Identification Services available through the Registry homepage at registry.jockeyclub.com.

If you know your horse's registered name or dam and year of birth, you can find its breeder using the free 5-cross pedigree feature at equineline.com.

The Jockey Club does not maintain an ownership database, and The Jockey Club does not disclose ownership information, except under certain circumstances (click here). If your horse raced, you can find the owner/trainer at the time of the horse's last race using the Horse Search feature at equibase.com and looking at the most recent chart or by ordering race records at equineline.com. You can view sample reports before you order, and sign up is free.

The Jockey Club does not maintain an ownership database, and The Jockey Club does not disclose ownership information, except under certain circumstances (click here). If your horse raced, you can find the owner/trainer at the time of the horse's last race using the Horse Search feature at equibase.com and looking at the most recent chart or by ordering race records at equineline.com. You can view sample reports before you order, and sign up is free.

To locate your horse's race photos, contact the racetracks at which it raced, and they can direct you to the track photographer. Racetrack links: equibase.com/tracks/trackinfo.cfm

If you do not know at which track(s) the horse raced, you can view its charts using the Horse Search feature at equibase.com.

Many questions can be answered by visiting the Registry website. In addition, owners and breeders can use Interactive Registration to perform virtually all registration-related activities online. Sign up through the Registry homepage at registry.jockeyclub.com.

Registry Services

To register your horse online, go to registry.jockeyclub.com and sign up for Interactive Registration. If you have questions, contact the Registry at (800) 444-8521.

Yes. Go to registry.jockeyclub.com and sign up for Interactive Registration. After you log on, click Naming. If you have questions, contact the Registry at (800) 444-8521.

You can find the requirements for duplicate papers in the online rule book. If you have questions, visit the Registry at registry.jockeyclub.com or contact the Registry at (800) 444-8521.

You can find the requirements to transfer ownership in the online rule book. You can transfer ownership through Interactive Registration. Go to registry.jockeyclub.com and sign up for Interactive Registration. After you log on, click Transfer Ownership. If you have questions, contact the Registry at (800) 444-8521.

Yes. You can always find the latest version of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The American Stud Book online: http://www.registry.jockeyclub.com/registry.cfm?Page=tjcRuleBook.

Jockey Information

When The Jockey Club was named, the word jockey referred to anyone having to do with horses. Despite its name, The Jockey Club is not an organization for jockeys, but it is the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. To find out more information on becoming a jockey, visit the Jockeys' Guild at jockeysguild.com.

When The Jockey Club was named, the word jockey referred to anyone having to do with horses. Despite its name, The Jockey Club is not an organization for jockeys, but it is the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. To find out more about jockeys and how to contact them, visit the Jockeys' Guild at jockeysguild.com.

Trainer Information

The Jockey Club does not keep a list of or recommend trainers. For more information on finding a trainer, visit OwnerView.com, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association or The Blood-Horse Source.

Membership

Membership in The Jockey Club is by invitation and includes approximately 100 individuals distinguished by their contributions to Thoroughbred breeding and racing. However, you do not need to be a member of The Jockey Club to own, breed, race, sell or otherwise participate in the Thoroughbred industry.

Racing Information

If you have questions pertaining to the rules of racing, contact the appropriate state racing commission or the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

Here is a link to many United States racetracks' websites:
equibase.com/tracks/trackinfo.cfm.

Racing Official Information

To become a racing steward/official, you must be accredited. For more information, visit the Racing Officials Accreditation Program website at horseracingofficials.com.
The University of Louisville and the University of Arizona have accreditation schools.

Ownership

To find information on becoming a Thoroughbred owner, visit OwnerView.com or visit the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association website at toba.org and click Owner Education.



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