Racing Future is determined to inspire a new generation of fans to enjoy the sport of horse racing.
Horses and Human Health: "As intuitive and social creatures, horses are becoming the work animals of therapy, providing support for those dealing with everything from anger to eating disorders to post-traumatic stress, according to therapists and psychologists." Read more
New York Racing Association has announced an investment of $1.9 million at Saratoga Race Course, $5.9 million in similar improvements at Aqueduct Racetrack and $680,000 at Belmont Park for capital improvements designed to enhance the customer experience. Read more
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today revealed plans to build a $120 million grandstand at Flemington that will be a landmark destination and deliver experiences unsurpassed by any racecourse in the world. The VRC’s new Club Stand will open in time for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Read more
Learning how to play the game of horse racing is not difficult. There are many resources available, particularly online, to help anyone learn how to #getinthegame. Read more
Churchill Downs new track announcer Larry Collmus takes time to do a Q & A with Neil Benoit of Getting Out of the Gate answering questions about how he got started, how he prepares for each race, and his memories of different races and two decades at Monmouth Park. Read more
The sharing of new foal photos online every winter signals that we are heading 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. What's in a name?
After our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano recently 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.
After 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.