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Racing Future is determined to inspire a new generation of fans to enjoy the sport of horse racing.

Your New Therapist? Wise, Compassionate...And Likes To Eat Hay

Horses helping people Equine therapyOn a quiet California ranch, Koelle Simpson helps people confront their greatest fears and heal their deepest wounds—by asking them to enter a pen, hold very still, and allow a half-ton creature to guide them toward peace. Read more

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre on Horse Racing

Horse racing Game On DudeWhen I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I would tag along to the horse races with my older brother, Frank. And when I was a minor leaguer with the Louisville Colonels in 1961, I went over to Churchill Downs one afternoon. But it wasn’t until Don Zimmer brought me $600 that I became hooked on the sport. Read more

Horse Racing Editorial - Barry Irwin

USADA United States Anti Doping AgencyTen years ago in an Op/Ed written for The Blood-Horse, I suggested that only an independent agency like USADA (United States Anti-Doping Association) was capable of bringing order to our sport by cleaning it up, as it had done with Track & Field and subsequently with Cycling. Last Sunday, The Jockey Club at its annual Round Table in Saratoga Springs officially announced that it would involve USADA in a push to seek a Federal legislative solution in order to bring a long sought-after uniformity to the rampant problem Thoroughbred racing has experienced with illegal use of drugs. Read more

EquiLottery is critical for the renewal of the racing fan base

Equilottery: horse racing lottery

EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings will be presenting his vision for EquiLottery: The Greatest Two Dollars in Sports at the annual Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law today at 1:30 pm.  Learn more. For an introduction to EquiLottery, read Brad Cumming's Open Letter to the Racing Industry

Ontario Horse Racing: Let's make sure we support this initiative! Click here for what you can do.

Horse Racing: Re-Building the Sport from the Ground Up

OroluceAfter our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.

Racehorse names: What's in a horse's name?

Race horse naming

New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?

Racing Future Ideas Contest

Racing Future Ideas ContestAfter our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.