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November 1933 - October 2013
John Bey passed away after a brief and courageous
battle at Princeton General Hospital on October
30, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
John was born in Hazel Dell, Saskatchewan, November
3, 1933 and went to school in Allenby,
British Columbia. He moved to the Princeton
area in 1946 and married Ruby Willis in 1956.
John was an accomplished repairman with journeyman
tickets as a welder, machinist, millwright,
and heavy duty mechanic. He was an active
member of the Princeton Racing Days and Princeton
Exhibition Association as well as past president
of the Interior Horse Racing Association.
John will be lovingly remembered and sadly
missed by his wife Ruby, daughter Sharon Beacom
(Mark), son Allen Bey, grandchildren Bill
and Mitchel Beacom, Jacob, Jeffrey, and Sydney
Bey, sisters Mary Millar (Merv), Lily Bourassa,
and Elsie Bey, and brothers Carl Bey (Ira May),
Harry Bey (Pauline), Nick Bey (Gail), and Peter
Bey (Liz). He was sadly predeceased by brothers
Mike and Paul Bey.
A Celebration of John’s life was held at the
Princeton Legion Branch #56 on Monday November
4, 2013, offi ciated by Eric Goodfellow
with internment following at Princeton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in person
to Princeton General Hospital or mailed care of:
South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3G6.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Quality Control Requirements Added for North American Non-Listed Black-Type Races
On November 20, 2013, the North American International Catalogue Standards Committee (NAICSC) issued a reminder that effective January 1, 2014, additional quality control requirements will be implemented for races in North America eligible for non-Listed black-type in catalogues compliant with guidelines required by the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA).
The NAICSC establishes the requirements for non-Listed black type races in sales catalogues produced in North America that are compliant with guidelines required by SITA.
Races eligible for non-Listed black-type status include stakes races with a purse of $50,000 or more that are open or have restrictions allowed by NAICSC (e.g., state bred, stallions' progeny, sales graduates or non-winners of a sweepstakes).
The new requirements, which were first announced in November 2012, include the addition of a minimum Race Quality Score (RQS) for individual age/sex divisions. Statistics used in the evaluation of Graded and Listed races, including ratings provided by the North American Rating Committee, are not available for non-Listed black-type races. The RQS provides an alternative quality control measurement for these races.
The RQS is a composite number compiled by using speed figures for the first four finishers in each race over three years. Four speed figures are used to compile the RQS and are provided by Bloodstock Research Information Systems (BRIS), Daily Racing Form (Beyer), Equibase and Thoro-Graph.
A complete listing of non-Listed black-type races with their 2014 black-type status, their current RQS and the minimum RQS requirements for each age/sex division and additional information about the NAICSC and the new quality control requirements are available at www.northamericaniscs.com.
WTBOA Sales Committee chairman Debbie Pabst checked the status of Emerald Downs black-type races and found that all of the stakes have qualified non-Listed black-type, including all of Washington Cup and the Northwest Stallion Stakes. She felt that the Emerald Downs stakes races appear to be mostly way above the minimum requirements.