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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Backs Switch To ‘Category 1’ Horse Racing Interference Rules

The stewards correctly applied the rules, as written in Kentucky, when demoting Maximum Security in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. But would a different set of stewards, perhaps in a different state and with different wording within those rules, have made the same decision? Is it not slightly maddening to think that the rules of racing across […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: More Extensive Vet Exams, Transparent Records, Equine Retirement Accounts

The final two of five recommendation-laden visions were released by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, two days following its call for industry-wide compromise on divisive issues that have fragmented the sport. Friday’s release included the visions of Maggi Moss (integrity and welfare) and John Sikura (communications and marketing). Their ideas joined those of Marshall Gramm (wagering and […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: A Centralized Authority Is Possible, If Racing Is Willing To Compromise

Three of five recommendation-laden visions were released by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation one day following its call for industry-wide compromise on divisive issues that have fragmented the sport. Penned by professionals in different sectors of the industry – Marshall Gramm (wagering and innovation), Rick Hammerle (race planning and administration) and Brad Weisbord (owners’ services and recruitment) […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Industry Must Come Together On Lasix Issue

The sport which brings us together is at a turning point. We have been divided for far too long on a variety of issues that impact our business. Most notably, the “Lasix debate” has been a debilitating one, inhibiting our collective ability to move ahead. The time has come for the industry to compromise – […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Equibase Needs To Make Racing Data Free

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) latest paper, “Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data,” calls on industry data collector and provider Equibase to propel racing into the analytics era.  “The founders of Equibase launched the company out of necessity – racing needed control of its own data – but they framed the company’s purpose broadly, […]

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Upcoming HBPA Convention: ‘Finding Ways For Horse Racing To Do Things Better’

Finding ways for horse racing to do things better is the overarching theme of the National HBPA Convention March 12-16 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. That also is the mission of the new Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, a horse-racing think tank whose representatives form the March 13 keynote panel at the annual convention staged […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: Do Battle With Sports Betting?

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation recently released its latest white paper on an issue that’s all the talk in the racing industry: What to do about the legalization of sports betting? In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what the TIF proposes and the feasibility of making necessary changes within […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Horsemen Must Lead The Way In New Sports Betting Era

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) has released its latest white paper. “Horse Racing and ‘Legal’ Sports Betting” takes an in-depth look at the explosive growth of fixed-odds betting against the backdrop of racing’s long-standing pari-mutuel business.  “Without question, legal sports betting presents a momentous threat to all facets of the horse racing business,” said TIF Executive […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Panel To Headline 2019 HBPA Convention

In an effort to continue supporting and promoting Thoroughbred racing and the encompassing industry, the keynote address at the National HBPA’s annual convention in March of 2019 will be a panel of representatives from the recently established Thoroughbred Idea Foundation. The non-profit Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) was formed earlier this year to create an active forum for […]

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