Horse Racing Nation Is For the Fans!
Horse Racing Nation was developed as a free, wiki community focused on racing information, insights and discussion for passionate horse racing fans. The “Nation” for the first time, provides a place where racing fans from around the world can share their love of horse racing with their fellow community members. The information, stories, photos, videos and comments on Horse Racing Nation are all provided by horse racing fans and organized for logical and easy access.
The central premise for building this site was following a question we asked in 2007: If someone Googled Curlin, what could they expect to find? There might be a few articles, some videos and pictures, but nothing aggregated into one place. No concrete, all-inclusive source of information, like those found with other major sporting web sites, exists for horse racing. And so Horse Racing Nation was born.
Horse Racing Nation was designed to provide one location where you could find information about horses like Curlin - his races, videos, photos, stories, connections, pedigrees, relatives, stakes and tracks – then discuss Curlin with other passionate racing fans, and repeat the process for the hundreds of thousands of other thoroughbreds that came before and will come after him.
Horse Racing Nation is for anyone who loves horse racing and wants the latest industry news linked to an extensive, fan-supplied horse racing database. It is a site for the passionate fan to contribute racing information on any aspect of the sport as well as provide unique insights and angles to produce a successful wagering experience. Our hope is that newcomers, veteran race fans, those interested in breeding, industry professionals, handicappers and media will find the site informative and entertaining. In addition, one unique aspect of Horse Racing Nation is the ability to look up news and racing history at a very granular level – for a specific race, sire, dam, owner, trainer or jockey. This is sort of like a mini fan site for Todd Pletcher, Smart Strike or Garrett Gomez. We hope that this will be useful to fans of the sport in following their favorite horses and people, as well as owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys.
At It's Core, Horse Racing Nation Is A Wiki Site
Since Horse Racing Nation is a Wiki at its core, with an underlying Wiki database, all information is supplied by daily contributors – users like you - and the amount of data in the database is completely reliant on the contribution of racing fans. What does this mean? Well, if your favorite horse (or race) is not in the database – then you can add it yourself! The database is set for users to easily add horses, people, pedigrees, races, silks, photos and videos!
In the same way, the accuracy and quality of the information in the database will be dependent on contributors. It will also be up to contributors to recognize errors and correct them when possible.
Is it designed for handicapping races?
No. There are several tools in the database that can assist, but in general, we would recommend that race fans continue to look to one of several great resources including the Daily Racing Form, Equibase, BRIS, Thorograph, The Sheets or others.
What does “Beta” mean?
The fact that Horse Racing Nation is in Beta means this first edition of the site continually being developed and improved. What you see today, will be updated tomorrow. In fact, horse racing fans will play a big role in the way that the site is shaped in the future. We want to hear your thoughts about what you would like to see and what can be improved – by sending an email to mail @ horseracingnation.com.
Features of Horse Racing Nation
There are a few pillar components of Horse Racing Nation, all of which are breakthrough features in the horse racing world. The Stakes Tracker (currently under testing but will ultimately be released to the public as a wiki-function) is a comprehensive list of probable next-out starts and fields for major horses and races in the future. Where is your favorite turf miler going? How is the Blue Grass field shaping up? Use the stakes tracker to find out.
During development the history of racing information present on almost all of our profile pages became known as “The Grid.” Here you will find every piece of racing data in our database, entered by users like you. And the best part? You can click your way around, get lost and see the full potential of Horse Racing Nation. Be warned, you might start on Curlin, and five minutes later find yourself on Cigar – it’s that addicting!
Plays of the Day
Horse racing and handicapping go hand-in-hand, and we wanted to capture that with Horse Racing Nation. The Plays of the Day component allows any user at any time to post their thoughts on a race. Do you like a live long shot? Do you think there’s too much pace? Not enough pace? Post it, and let others discuss, and then cash! Horse Racing Nation is the place to share your handicapping insights with your fellow racing fans.
News and Commentary
Our editors (and eventually users) will be able to post news, blogs, and notes daily from around the world in thoroughbred racing. These news pieces are also sorted and displayed based upon who they are about. From there, you can dive into discussion about the topic at hand. Do you agree with a trainers quote from the race? Let it be known. Was there a bad ride as well? Type it up. Then as people respond, it’s like you’re at the track with your friends.
Independent source of news, opinion, reviews
Horse Racing Nation is completely independent in regard to existing race tracks, organizations, ADW’s or handicapping providers. In this regard, one of Horse Racing Nation’s goals will be to present objective views in the horse racing industry. Horse Racing Nation will also be open to advertising from all reputable companies in the industry.
Any data stored in Horse Racing Nation is factual in nature (although it may be wrong and we make no guarantees to the accuracy of this data). This database does not contain any proprietary data from any other source. Please review the Terms and Agreements for submitting data for questions and a copy of our Privacy Statement. Photos should be uploaded only by the photographer or with permission from the photographer.
Refund and Exchange Policy
If you have purchased any items from Immerse, LLC, you can find our exchange policy here.
Company and Founders
To meet the team behind Horse Racing Nation, go here.