A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage.
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Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps will deliver the keynote address at the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities conference Oct. 6 at the France Galop offices in Paris.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
The horrific thunderstorm that hit Churchill Downs Monday morning and the afternoon arrival of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite California Chrome generated a lot of online discussion.
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This year's Mark Kaufman Workshop presented by the Turf Publicists of America Dec. 4 during the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming tackled the topic of the new racing media.
At Churchill Downs, Edwards will oversee the development and implementation of marketing, branding, and social media strategies for Churchill Downs' live racing meets.
Horse racing risks the chance of being left behind again if it doesn't position itself to participate in Internet wagering outside the advance deposit wagering arena, officials said Oct. 1.
"The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
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The Jockey Club and National Thoroughbred Racing Association introduced the first in a series of fun, edgy videos designed to build a social network following for horse racing.
Social media was called the biggest opportunity for horse racing to develop new players, but it needs to be handled in a strategic manner, panelists said Dec. 8 at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
- By Tom LaMarra
The recommendations in the McKinsey Report, a document design to drive growth in Thoroughbred racing, already are being implemented, including plans for four consecutive Saturdays of television coverage next spring.
Learning how to use social media to boost public knowledge of aftercare facilities was one of the themes on the second and final day of a professional education seminar offered by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Vision 2020, a group conceived to educate and give a voice to the under-40 generation of horseracing participants, has released "Fantasy Capping," a group project designed to develop new interest in the industry.
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Keeneland will expand its social media presence this spring with the launch of a non-wagering racing game on Facebook.com.
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