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Horse racing Australia: Racing NSW Strategic Plan Released

Horse Racing Australia: Racing NSW Strategic Plan ReleasedChairman, Mr John Messara AM and Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM on behalf of Racing NSW, today released the Strategic Plan for the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry for the next three years. Chairman John Messara said the plan represents a blueprint for the reinvigoration of the NSW Racing Industry into the future.  “It is crucial for NSW that the industry succeeds as it makes an economic contribution of $1.2 billion annually and supports in the order of 50,000 jobs,” Mr Messara said. Read more

Ontario Horse Racing: EquiLottery & Gaming Integration

Ontario Horse Racing-EquiLottery & Provincial Gaming IntegrationRacing Future believes that a lottery, such as EquiLottery, offers a great way for horse racing to be integrated into the provincial gaming strategy. Many questions have been asked about this particular gaming product and how it would actually function for both customers and the lottery provider. Read more 

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing launches Irish Stallion Trail

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing launches Irish Stallion TrailKildare, Ireland – 20th November 2014: Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) has launched a new initiative called the “The ITM Irish Stallion Trail” which will see some of the best Irish stud farms open their doors in January for breeders and visitors to view stallions. Read more

Horse Racing Marketing: Discover Newmarket initiative

Racehorse statue at Newmarket. This statue has been erected on the roundabout which marks the entrance to Newmarket racecourse. (Photo: Bob Jones)Discover Newmarket is a community project set up to organise days out and tours around the town, showcasing the globally recognised headquarters of thoroughbred breeding, racing and training. The objective is to increase visitor numbers in Newmarket and West Suffolk significantly by promoting the history, culture and unique attractions of the town. "These are exciting times and we believe that we can achieve a great deal for Newmarket by working collaboratively for the good of all," the chairman of the initiative says. Read more

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.