Hello Race Fans Launches Fan Education Site

Goal is to broaden appreciation and participation for Thoroughbred horse racing.

Hello Race Fans has launched a Thoroughbred horse racing fan education Web site, www.HelloRaceFans.com, to help new enthusiasts learn about and engage in horse racing.

Allowing for self-guided education through unbiased content, Hello Race Fans is the place to learn about Thoroughbred horse racing. Topics covered on the site include handicapping, wagering, information about specific horses, and more. Content at launch is focused on the beginner, with new material published every week.

“Hello Race Fans is the digital equivalent of that relative or friend who historically would have introduced you to horse racing,” said Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans co- founder, in a release. “Horse racing can seem complicated and intimidating, especially to those only exposed to it when a race is televised nationally or at a party. Hello Race Fans is now the place they can turn to online when they want to discover how exciting and fun horse racing can be year-round.”

Hello Race Fans publishes a weekly Derby prep alert e-mail newsletter, to help fans follow the races leading up to and including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Also for the beginner, the “Letter to a New Horseplayer” series is published monthly, with contributions from many high profile experts, turf writers, and bloggers.

“Horse racing is all about opinions and there’s no shortage of horse racing sites online for the experts,” said Teresa Genaro, a Hello Race Fans contributing editor and publisher of BrooklynBackstretch.com. “Hello Race Fans is helping people form initial opinions, so they can then begin to participate in those more advanced discussions elsewhere.”

Hello Race Fans also has an active Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/HelloRaceFans) and Twitter following (@helloracefans, @HRFattheTrack)