ITHA initiatives designed to promote Thoroughbred racing

Posted: May 16, 2017

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association May 16 announced two initiatives it says are designed to better promote Thoroughbred racing in Illinois.

The organization said the owner of each winning horse will receive a postcard featuring a photo of the horse crossing the finish line, along with a congratulatory note. The ITHA said it wants to recognize their tremendous commitment to Illinois racing.

In addition, Marcus Hersh, a highly respected writer for Daily Racing Form who has covered Illinois racing for some time, will pen weekly racing recaps, profiles of horses that find new homes through the ITHA Galloping Out aftercare program, and occasional feature stories.

The stories will be available at the ITHA website.

(Arlington Park photo courtesy of ITHA)