|Tuesday, June 24, 2014||Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716|
|T.I.P. Performance Awards Available, Enhanced for 2014 Season|
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced today that applications for its 2014 Performance Awards are now available and that prize money will be offered in addition to ribbons and other prizes.
“The response to our Performance Awards pilot program in 2013 was tremendous,” said Kristin Leshney, legal associate for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “We are pleased to be able to provide this program again this year, and especially pleased to add prize money as an award.”
The 2014 awards, which are worth more than $8,000, includes ribbons, prize money, leather lead shanks and T.I.P. customized lead ropes.
The Performance Awards will be tabulated for horse shows that are held between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2014.
Performance Award results are submitted by owners and riders. Forms must be postmarked by December 20, 2014, and are available at tjctip.com. In order to participate in the Performance Award program, owners and riders must obtain a T.I.P. number for their Thoroughbred, and each rider/horse combination must have a unique T.I.P. number.
Horse shows do not have to offer T.I.P. awards to be included in the Performance Award program.
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. In addition to the complete schedule of T.I.P.-sponsored shows, other information about the program is also available on the T.I.P. website, tjctip.com. Those interested in T.I.P. can follow the program at facebook.com/tjctip.
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.