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Friday, November 12, 2004Contact: Dan Fick (859) 224-2708
The Jockey Club Announces Fee Changes for Naming, Silks Registration

The Board of Stewards of The Jockey Club has approved changes to the fees assessed to name Thoroughbreds and to register owner’s silks at Thoroughbred racetracks in the state of New York. The Jockey Club is designated by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board as the state’s registry for owner’s colors (silks) and stable names.

This marks the first increase to naming fees since 1993 and to silks registration fees since 1985.

The new naming fees take effect on Jan. 1, 2005.

The new silks fees apply to all registrations and renewals for the 2005 racing year, as well as to registrations made in December for the 2004 racing year, in which case the new fee will cover the month of December 2004 and all of 2005.

The specific fee changes are:

• $75 to claim a name if a valid attempt is not made by Feb. 1 of the foal’s two-year-old year (previously $50)

• $75 to reserve a name (previously $50)

• $100 to register silks for the first-time (previously $75)

• $25 to renew silks registration for one year (previously $15)

• $100 to renew silks registration for five years (previously $60)

Additional information about naming and name claims can be found on The Jockey Club’s web site, located at ; additional information about renewing silks registration can be obtained by calling The Jockey Club office at (718) 641-4700 ext. 4301/4302 (Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course) or (585) 924-3232 (Finger Lakes Race Track).

Interactive RegistrationTM (IR) is the quickest and easiest way to submit name selections and is available at no charge through the Registry’s web site at Those who name their Thoroughbreds through IR receive their first choice approximately 75 percent of the time.