Elmont, New York – World-class horse trainer Kenny McPeek is hesitant to say California Chrome will be horse racing’s next Triple Crown winner in over 30 years. “Since Affirmed won in 1978, the use of Lasix has been available to horses in racing and no horse has won the Triple Crown since that time.”
Lasix is a veterinarian administered race-day medication that works as a diuretic, making horses lighter before their race. “I think it will be difficult for California Chrome to beat the competition when running on Lasix for three consecutive races in a short period of time,” says McPeek.
McPeek has been training Thoroughbred racehorses since 1985. As Founder and CEO, he manages McPeek Racing Stable which currently has 130 horses in training. McPeek has won over 155 stakes races, including the Grade 1 Belmont and Travers Stakes and has more than 1,350 winners earning more than $60 million in purses. As a vocal advocate of horse racing, McPeek wants to encourage a new generation of racing enthusiast thus has developed a mobile application for iOS and Android called Horse Races NOW.
Users of the Horse Races NOW app have access to more than 50 racetracks in North America and internationally from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Live and replay video is available in the palm of the user’s hand on iPhones, iPads, iPod touch and Android devices worldwide.
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. “The Horse Races NOW app is the most popular horse racing app on any mobile device and is for anyone who wants watch the live races and race replays from their iPhone/iPad or Android mobile device at zero cost,” adds McPeek.
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 with specific sounds on their devices on entry, call to post, at the gate, results, replay and chart, and workout notifications. The app features more than 50 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 1,168 reviewers who agree it’s “The Coolest Horse Racing App Ever!”
Horse Races NOW also includes links to the top wagering firms for anyone 18 and older wanting to place a bet. For advertising opportunities or to become a participating racetrack on the Horse Races NOW app, please contact the Horse Races NOW team at their 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 130-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 155 stakes races, including the Grade 1 Belmont and Travers Stakes and has more than 1,350 winners earning more than $60 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.
The app is being promoted by Scott Lorenz of Westwind iPhone App Publicity.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 8.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Horse Races Now 1.0.17 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. The app can also be downloaded for free at Google Play for Android users.
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