Tag: The Jockey Club

Tom VanMeter is one of the most prominent owner/breeders in Thoroughbred racing. He apologized Tuesday for racist comments he made on social media last week. (Image: Keeneland)

Amid Industry Heat, Noted Horseman VanMeter Apologizes for Racial Slurs

In the face of fallout from across the racing world, Tom VanMeter, a prominent Kentucky horse owner and breeder, apologized Tuesday for racist remarks he made last week on social media. A well-known figure in the Kentucky horse industry, VanMeter owns Stockplace Farm, the birthplace of 2015 Triple Crown champion […]

American Pharoah is just beginning to make his mark on the racing world as a stallion. His prolific career won't be affected by The Jockey Club's new limits on stallion breeding. (Image: Coolmore Farm)

The Jockey Club Introduces New Limit on Stallion Breeding

In a significant effort to reduce overbreeding among thoroughbred horses, The Jockey Club implemented a new rule limiting stallions to covering (or mating with) 140 broodmares per year. The new rule, which The Jockey Club said is “to preserve the health of the Thoroughbred breed for the long term…” goes […]