|Tuesday, June 15, 2010||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|The Jockey Club Adds Auction History to Tattoo Identification Services|
The Jockey Club announced today that it has enhanced its free Tattoo Identification Services by adding access to the auction sales history of identified Thoroughbreds.
Tattoo Identification Services was launched in April 2009 to help owners identify tattooed but unknown Thoroughbreds in their possession, and it has been visited more than 200,000 times since then. A link is now provided to the equineline.com Free Auction Results Search for the identified horse so that an individual can view public sales results, including the last purchaser at auction, as an aid in researching the horse’s history. Links to a five-generation pedigree from equineline.com and to racing information from equibase.com are also provided.
“Adding the auction sales history provides additional information to potential owners of off-the- track Thoroughbreds and to all of the re-training and retirement groups that provide post-racing care for Thoroughbreds,” said Andrew Chesser, customer service coordinator for The Jockey Club. “We have worked closely with these groups in developing and enhancing Tattoo Identification Services, and we will continue to communicate with them and seek additional ways to assist them in their efforts.”
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.
The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians and farm personnel. TJCIS uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance the services it provides through equineline.com as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.