OwnerView Offering Free Planning Service

It covers topics such as business plans, ownership options, aftercare, and finances.

OwnerView said Oct. 22 it has launched a free service that will cover topics such as business plans, ownership options, licensing, costs and expenses, and aftercare.

The service, called "OwnerView Host," can be found at OwnerView.com, which was created by The Jockey Club Information Systems and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association in May 2012.

"There is a lot of information available to prospective owners  before they hire a trainer or make that first horse purchase, and OwnerView hosts will help them digest many of the basics of owning Thoroughbred racehorses," OwnerView project manager Gary Falter said in a release. "We won't offer specifics on the selection of agents, trainers, and horses, but we will explain where to go, how to make contacts, and what to do to become a Thoroughbred owner."

Those interested in using the service can fill out a form at OwnerView.com available through the link "Contact us to discuss your plans."

"When we receive a request, we will reply to the prospective owner to setup an initial discussion," Falter said. "After the introductory contact, prospective owners will have the opportunity to speak to an OwnerView host who can walk them through ownership topics at OwnerView.com and answer questions."

OwnerView includes information relevant to Thoroughbred owners, including information on trainers, racing syndicates, licensing, aftercare, and state incentive programs.