Lexington, Kentucky – A free horse racing app is so feature-rich and jam-packed with racing information and video for fans that it is expected to have a major impact on horse racing in America. With the Horse Races Now(TM) App fans have instant access to racing information for tracks across America, can get the latest on their favorite horses, and watch videos of a specific race or horse live or archived. Never miss a race again because Horse Races Now is like having an interactive racing program in the palm of your hand!
More than 100,000 people have downloaded the Horse Races Now app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The app was developed by Kenny McPeek and Sue McPeek. Kenny McPeek is owner of Magdalena Farm in Lexington, Kentucky and a highly-respected horse trainer.
“I developed Horse Races Now to help increase the racing fan base. I wanted an easy-to-use mobile app that allows the user to follow their favorite horses and jockeys through push notification reminders,” explains Kenny McPeek. “My hope is that by allowing both existing and potential fans easy access to watch horse racing whenever and wherever they go, the industry as a whole will benefit. My personal investment in this project is my way to ‘give back’ to a sport I love and support.”
Horse Races Now offers a full complement of live racing feeds, race replays, current news and handicapping tools. Features of this amazing app include:
* Overnight entries for upcoming races
* Streaming live video and audio from participating North American racetracks
* Results, charts and payoffs delivered quickly
* Immediate Race Replays, going back two years in time
* Ability to follow your favorite racetracks, horses, trainers and jockeys
* Push Notifications on your favorites, so you never miss a race again
* Search engine to find race replays from participating North American racetracks
* Share racing information via e-mail or Facebook
* Easy access to your favorite ADW
* Convenient links to Equibase PP’s, Ragozin Sheets and NTRA racing schedule
* Live and archived radio from Horse Racing Radio Network
* Live horse sales from Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland
The app can be personalized so users can choose to receive alerts to their devices on entry, call to post, at the gate, results, replay and chart, and workout notifications.
The app features more than 45+ participating tracks across the USA including: Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park Racetrack, Keeneland Race Track and Saratoga Race Course to name a few. The app has been well received and has earned a solid rating of 4.5 stars out a possible 5 stars on iTunes by more than 1,100 reviewers who agree it’s “The Coolest Horse Racing App Ever!”
Horse Races Now is not a wagering tool but does include links to the top wagering firms for anyone 18 and older wanting to place a bet. “But the main function of this app is not to wager but for instant, hands-on information for those who love horse racing,” adds McPeek. “Because it is not a wagering device it can be downloaded by all ages.”
“Horse racing is a fun and exciting sport which ranks right up there with football, basketball and soccer but we’ve not done a good job in conveying the excitement to the general public,” concludes McPeek. “My hope is that Horse Races Now will help elevate the racing industry to the forefront of the American mind. We want people to follow the sport every day and not just when The Kentucky Derby, Belmont or Preakness are run.”
For advertising opportunities contact DeeDee Douglas via the Horse Races Now website.
About Kenny McPeek:
Kenny McPeek, Founder and CEO of McPeek Racing, was raised in Lexington, Kentucky where he discovered a love of horses early in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Finance, McPeek obtained his trainer’s license in 1985 and now manages his own 160-horse stable. His selections like Curlin, Einstein (BRZ), Repent, Take Charge Lady and Tejano Run, to name just a few, have earned him the respect of fellow horsemen. He has won over 140 stakes races, including the Belmont and Travers Stakes, has more than 1,200 winners earning more than $50 million in purses. McPeek has been a leading trainer at Keeneland and Churchill Downs on multiple occasions.
About Sue McPeek:
Sue McPeek grew up in a career military family and is a graduate from Colorado State University. Her love for horses drew her to the racing industry, where she worked at both the farm and racetrack divisions for William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm, as a professional showman for Three Chimney’s Farm, and as a respected freelance equine photographer. Sue played a supporting role in McPeek Racing for years, and she is currently licensed to sell equine insurance at Lavin Insurance Services. She and Kenny were recognized in 2002 for enhancing coverage of thoroughbred racing through their cooperation with the media and Thoroughbred racing publicists by receiving the prestigious Big Sport of Turfdom Award. She is a supporter of finding new careers for retired racehorses and believes that Horse Races Now can be a vehicle for “giving back” to them in the future.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 7.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Horse Races Now 1.0.16 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Check out a demo of the app at the developer’s website. The app is being promoted by Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications.
The app was developed by Horse Races Now, LLC by Kenny McPeek and Sue McPeek. The company is based in Lexington, Kentucky. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Horse Races Now, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.