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 or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club.

An unregistered horse is not eligible for T.I.P. To check registration status, please log into your account at

You must know your horse's registered name to be eligible for T.I.P. (if registered but unnamed, must know YOB and dam's name). If you need assistance with identification, please see

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.

T.I.P. Numbers are horse/owner specific. If you are the owner of a Thoroughbred or are leasing a Thoroughbred, you should have a T.I.P. Number for the horse under your own account. You should also add all riders to the T.I.P. number through your account to ensure results are recorded accurately.

All horse shows must require riders to verify eligibility through pre-entry or on the day of the horse show by requesting the T.I.P. Number or T.I.P. card.