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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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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Paper Calls For Rules Change On Disqualifications

History is littered with the cries of athletes, fans, reporters and bettors who feel a sport’s officials made a “bad call.” But whether it is real or perceived, inconsistent officiating can be maddening and has the potential to erode customer confidence and impact future participation. Horse racing is no different. The virulence of opinions regarding […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation White Paper Calls For Penny Breakage

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation has released its first white paper. Titled “Penny Breakage – Returning rightful winnings to horseplayers and stimulating North America’s tote pools,” the paper details the scope of the perpetual rounding-down of dividends on winning tickets and why a shift to penny breakage would benefit the industry. Breakage is the amount of […]

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Babich, Barton Brothers Join Board Of Thoroughbred Idea Foundation

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Founder and Board Chairman Craig Bernick announced today the addition of Rory Babich and Donna Barton Brothers to the TIF Board of Directors. Rory Babich currently assists in the operation of St. Elias Stables. Before moving to the horse racing and breeding business, he served as the CEO and President of […]

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Patrick Cummings Named Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Executive Director

Patrick Cummings has been named executive director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. “It is great to welcome Pat as the executive director of the Thoroughbred […]

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