The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has launched a new online feature called "The Quest for the Crown" to give racing fans and horsemen more access to information as this year's crop of 3-year-olds pointing toward the Triple Crown.
The National HBPA, each week at nationalhbpa.blogspot.com
, will preview the upcoming weekend's major 3-year-old stakes on the road. The blog will also provide previews of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (all gr. I).
"There is an incredible amount of information about these important races available online," National HBPA chief executive officer Phil Hanrahan said, "but it can be a time-consuming process to find it all on a weekly basis, especially when it's off the beaten path. With this new online feature, we are making a huge amount of this information available in one place."
The online feature will provide links to news, video, commentary, and handicapping information for each race from a variety of sources, from the major racing media sites and racetracks to smaller blogs that often feature incisive information but are sometimes overlooked or hard to find through a simple web search. The blog format will also allow users to post their own comments and selections and interact with other users.