New App Shows Kentucky Derby Prep Races March 22 & 23
Lexington, KY – The Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby, both Kentucky Derby prep races, can be seen live and in replay video from the track on the free app, Horse Races NOW on March 22 & 23, 2014.
A full field of 12 sophomores has been entered for the Grade 3, $550,000 Spiral Stakes on Saturday, March 22nd at Turfway Park. The race will be worth points on a 50-20-10-5 basis as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series. Then on Sunday’s Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby, nine entries will compete in a 1 1/8-mile race which awards points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers toward eligibility for the May 3 classic at Churchill Downs.
Users of the Horse Races NOW app have access to more than 45 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.
Users of the app can view the following Kentucky Derby prep races:
Mar 8 – $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby – Tampa Bay Downs pts: 50-20-10-5
Mar 22 – $500,000 Spiral Stakes – Turfway Park pts: 50-20-10-5
Mar 23 – $800,000 Sunland Derby – Sunland Park pts: 50-20-10-5
Mar 29 – $2M UAE Derby – Meydan Racecourse in Dubai pts: 100-40-20-10
Apr 12 – $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes – Keeneland pts: 100-40-20-10
Apr 19 – $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes – Keeneland pts: 10-4-2-1
“Horse racing fans can be watching live video from the track in just a minute or two after downloading the app,” said Kenny McPeek, co-founder of Horse Races Now. “It allows anybody to watch any race at any time.”
More than 148,000 people have downloaded the Horse Races NOW app. 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.
Horse Races NOW offers a full complement of live racing feeds, race replays, current news and handicapping tools.
* 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.”
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:
Hore Races NOW 1.0.16 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. It can also be downloaded from Google Play for Android users. Check out a demo of the app at the Horse Races Now website. To become a participating racetrack on the Horse Races Now app, please contact the Horse Races Now team at the website. The app is being promoted by Scott Lorenz of Westwind iPhone App Publicity.
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.
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