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Daily Racing Form Enters into
Exclusive License of Publichandicapper.com

New York, NY (July 22, 2013) Today, Daily Racing Form established a long-term, exclusive licensing and operating agreement with Publichandicapper.com, the leading thoroughbred racing tournament site where thousands of players compete each year in the quest to be America’s top online public handicapper. 

Publichandicapper.com, founded in 1998, is the longest continuously running online handicapping contest in the United States and one that uniquely showcases horseplayers’ performance on a regularly updated leaderboard.

“We view tournaments as a unique way to connect with horseplayers,” said John Hartig, CEO, Daily Racing Form.  “As title sponsor of the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship since its inception, DRF has been actively engaged in tournaments at the highest level. This is a logical extension of DRF’s portfolio, providing players a way to hone their skills with mythical money on the Publichandicapper.com site, while playing on DRFBets with their real bankroll.”

At Publichandicapper.com, players bet on four races per week, 11 months of the year.  The vast majority of Publichandicapper.com players bet on races at least once a week, and 86% of players consider themselves to be serious racing aficionados.

“DRF and Public Handicapper are a powerful combination,” said Todd Unger, President, DRF Digital. “When you ask horseplayers how good they are,  they’ll tell you to check out their rank on Public Handicapper.  Together with Public Handicapper, we’ll give players a platform to show how good they are, and provide them with the tools to help them play better. ” 

In addition to continuing the current site model, DRF plans to add additional contests and prizes in the coming months. Players will also have the opportunity to become featured handicappers on DRF.com, based on their handicapping prowess.

“Publichandicapper.com players want to be associated with the best handicappers in the game, including DRF’s Steven Crist, Mike Watchmaker, Brad Free and Dave Litfin,” said Scott Carson, Publichandicapper.com founder. “Under the DRF umbrella, we’ll be able to take Public Handicapper to the next level, with more contests, more prizes and a much bigger public platform.”

Carson will remain in his role as a Public Handicapper editor and continue to work on the site’s development in partnership with DRF.

 

ABOUT Daily Racing Form
Daily Racing Form, “America's Turf Authority since 1894" for Thoroughbred racing horseplayers and professionals throughout North America is the Thoroughbred industry's dominant multi-channel media company. Launched in 1894, Daily Racing Form is the only daily newspaper in the U.S. dedicated solely to the coverage of a single sport, publishing up to 2,000 unique pages of statistical and editorial copy every day, in as many as 20 daily editions, 364 days a year. Its companion website, www.DRF.com  is the most heavily-trafficked horseracing destination, providing players with the most extensive news coverage in racing, interactive past performances, exclusive handicapping tools, and access to DRF Bets™, America’s fastest growing online and mobile wagering platform. Additionally, Daily Racing Form publishes DRF Harness Eye, the daily newspaper and digital content for Standardbred racing since 1964, offering news, handicapping products, and online wagering functionality specifically for Harness players. In 2013, Daily Racing Form introduced DRF Breeding, a business dedicated to serving the Breeding industry, bringing expanded coverage and tools to horseplayer and breeding enthusiasts alike.