For purposes of eligibility for all T.I.P. classes and awards, a "Thoroughbred" is defined as any horse that has been registered with The Jockey Club. In order to participate in a T.I.P. class or be eligible for a T.I.P. award, owners and riders must obtain a T.I.P. Number. Please click here to apply for a T.I.P. Number. The T.I.P. number card should be provided to participating horse shows as proof of eligibility.
Horse owners who do not have access to a Thoroughbred's Certificate of Foal Registration and who are not able to successfully research a Thoroughbred’s tattoo may apply to The Jockey Club for assistance with identification of the horse as further described below. This should be done well in advance of the horse show. If The Jockey Club is able to identify the horse, a T.I.P. Number letter will be provided for participation in T.I.P.
- For particularly difficult or unreadable tattoos, customers may submit to the Registry a tattoo research email to attempt identification using information contained in The Jockey Club's database, including color, markings, and photographs. This service is offered at no cost. Click here to research a tattoo.
- For horses born in 2001 or after that are not tattooed or for which tattoo research was unsuccessful, customers may submit a request to the Registry to DNA type the horse. There is an $80 fee associated with a request to DNA type a horse. Click here to request assistance.
- For horses born before 2001 that are not tattooed or for which tattoo research was unsuccessful, customers may submit a request to the Registry for assistance with identification. This service is offered at no cost. Click here to request assistance.
Helpful links for researching your Thoroughbred’s pedigree:
The Jockey Club Tattoo Identification Services – research a Thoroughbred's tattoo, including partially legible tattoos, and obtain more information about the horse (requires an Interactive Registration account)
Equibase® Horse Profile – FREE racing and pedigree information on Thoroughbreds
Equineline.com Free 5-cross Pedigree – FREE 5-cross pedigrees for registered Thoroughbreds
Equineline.com Free Auction Results – FREE Auction Results