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Friday, September 01, 2006Contact: Shannon K. Luce (859) 224-2716
Updated Thoroughly Thoroughbred Booklet Now Available

Thoroughly Thoroughbred, a 14-page color booklet produced by The Jockey Club with support from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), has been updated with new information, photos, and facts, it was announced today.

“Our first version of Thoroughly Thoroughbred, which we published in 2003, was extremely popular with individuals and groups seeking information about the Thoroughbred industry,” said Dan Fick, executive vice president and executive director, The Jockey Club. “The new version covers the fundamentals plus includes more up-to-date information.”

Thoroughly Thoroughbred provides newcomers to the sport general information about the Thoroughbred breed and the racing industry. Topics include information such as origins of the breed, racing in the media, educational opportunities and professions in the Thoroughbred industry, Thoroughbred charities, and a glossary.

“The Jockey Club receives numerous requests, especially from groups such as 4-H clubs and schools, for information on the Thoroughbred,” Fick said. “Together with the NTRA and TOBA, we’ve created a booklet that answers many of the most frequently asked questions about the Thoroughbred industry and provides resources where people can find more detailed information.”

Thoroughly Thoroughbred is available on an individual or small-quantity basis and by bulk to libraries, museums, racetracks and other industry organizations. To request brochures, please contact Shannon Luce at The Jockey Club, (859) 224-2716; Jill Pendygraft at NTRA, (859) 422-2679; or Erin Halliwell at TOBA, (859) 276-2291. A PDF version can be found online at

The Jockey Club is the breed registry for all Thoroughbred horses in North America. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is a broad-based coalition of horse racing interests charged with increasing the popularity of horse racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association aims to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders.