Racing Future is determined to inspire a new generation of fans to enjoy the sport of horse racing.
Late one night in 2009, in a hotel room in Colorado, Geneticist Dr Emmeline Hall began receiving data relating to her research into horse DNA on her laptop. "I ran some analysis and at first I just didn't believe what I was seeing," she says. Read more
"Time to Ride," an effort to expose 100,000 new people to horses over a 100-day period, has been launched by the American Horse Council in partnership with Thoroughbred interests represented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Keeneland, and The Jockey Club. Read More
On March 8th after 7 year old Game on Dude made history by winning his third Santa Anita Handicap, the owner of one bet slip at Santa Anita Park went home with quite a payday - a $234,434.00 payday to be exact. For those new to horse racing, this payout was made by playing a Pick 6 wager. In a Pick 6, the player must pick the winners of six consecutive races prior to the start of the first race in the wager. Click here for more information on how to bet at the track. Visit Twinspires online betting dictionary to get quick definitions of common horse racing terms.
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.