TIF looking for ideas to help racing

TIF looking for ideas to help racing

May 15, 2018 3:00 AM
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The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF), a non-profit organization, hoping to work toward solving the myriad of problems in the thoroughbred horse racing industry, was announced last week.

The group says it is hoping to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas that will improve the overall prospects for the thoroughbred industry, its stakeholders and fundamentally, the horse.

TIF will be headquartered in Lexington, Ky., and will be funded by owners, gamblers, fans, breeders, stallion farms, and other stakeholders. The group says it will not seek or accept funding from industry organizations. The group is asking for ideas and comment on Twitter @RacingIdeas using the hashtag #RacingIdeas.

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of Craig Bernick, Lesley Howard, Corey Johnsen, Paul Matties, Justin Nicholson, Gary Stevens and Jack Wolf.

According to TIF leaders, the goal is to “tackle major issues facing the thoroughbred industry, endeavoring to find ways to improve the economics and sustainability of the business.”