Thoroughbred Week, a new digital content platform at www.ThoroughbredWeek.com for industry participants to tell their stories, launched today. The website features original content, with an emphasis on video, and first-person articles provided by industry stakeholders from all segments of the business.
With early support from the likes of Graham and Anita Motion, Jill Baffert, Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez, and photographer Alex Evers, Thoroughbred Week will feature engaging articles, striking photography, revealing interviews, and insightful videos aimed to educate and create awareness about the Thoroughbred industry.
The racing telecast, “Thoroughbred Week,” aired for 21 years (1995-2016). The 30-minute program highlighted the week's top stakes winners and their connections and was hosted and co-produced by John Henderson along with Scott Rion. In 2018, Jon and Christine Siegel acquired the rights to the name, and are taking the brand in a new direction.
“When Jon approached us about acquiring the Thoroughbred Week brand, I didn't think twice,” said Scott Rion. “Jon is a visionary and his work shows it. His passion for the industry is unrivaled. I have worked with Jon and Christine for years, and whatever they decided to do with the name, I had complete confidence it would be a first-class product.
“The Thoroughbred Week website is a unique site and first of its kind for the Thoroughbred industry,” Rion added. “It is definitely a site to add to your favorite bookmarks.”
Currently featured on the website are pieces on J.J. Pletcher, Jill Baffert, and Shelbe Ruis, with contributions from Graham and Anita Motion, and Ramon Dominguez, as well as a photo gallery from Alex Evers highlighting Santa Anita Derby winner and leading Kentucky Derby contender Roadster.
“At our core we are storytellers,” said Jon Siegel. “We've assembled a team based on our relationships over the last 20 years, looking for people who are like-minded in our pursuit of promoting this great sport. To have Graham and Anita, Ramon, Jill, and Alex all agree to join our existing team of Christine Siegel, Michael Compton, and myself is very exciting.”
Christine Siegel said, “We love horses and we love working together with people who feel the same way. Our goal has always been to work together with others and join forces to promote horses. We are proud to say that we will include the efforts of other industry initiatives, such as I am Horse Racing and HorsesChangedMyLife.com. Now, more than ever, we must work together to showcase the positive stories of the equine industry.”
Story ideas can be sent to [email protected].
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