The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) has announced that owners of Thoroughbreds eligible for T.I.P. Performance Awards must submit the appropriate forms by Saturday, December 20, 2014.
T.I.P. will recognize the Thoroughbreds that accumulated the most points between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2014, at all horse shows in various award categories and divisions.
Horse shows do not have to offer T.I.P. awards to be included.
All results are self-reported by owners and/or riders and the forms must be postmarked by the December 20 deadline. Additional information, including the forms, is available at tjctip.com/Default.asp?page=25.
In addition to the discipline-specific awards, awards will also be offered for the top Maryland-bred Thoroughbred (sponsored by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association), the top Ontario-bred Thoroughbred (sponsored by the Ontario Division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Sales), the top New York-bred Thoroughbred (sponsored by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.) and the top Washington-bred Thoroughbred (sponsored by the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association).
An award will also be presented to the top Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-Accredited Organization Adoptee (sponsored by the TAA).
Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com.
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.
Tracy Egan, Executive Director
New York Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund