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Daily Racing Form unveils new DRF.com home page with expanded news, premium content and increased real-time reporting via DRFLive!

NEW YORK, NY (April 17, 2014)   This week, Daily Racing Form debuts a new home page on DRF.com, providing horseplayers with easier access to DRF news, premium content, and DRFLive!, DRF’s real-time weekend reporting service.  By integrating seamlessly DRF’s news and analysis, handicapping and wagering tools and contesting, the new DRF.com provides a more robust horseplayer experience for enhancing handicapping and wagering success at the track and on the go.

"We believe DRF can better serve horseplayers and the broader racing industry by integrating best-in-breed news coverage, the most robust portfolio of handicapping products and a wagering interface into a seamless experience,” said John Hartig, Chairman & CEO, Daily Racing Form.  “Players have asked for more actionable racing coverage in real-time to bolster their betting success and DRF is uniquely positioned with our top handicappers and reporters at trackside to showcase the best racing and provide insightful observations on changing conditions throughout the day.” 

The new DRF.com homepage features include:

  • Easy access to late-breaking news and DRF’s exclusive data, tools and handicapping analysis.
  • More frequently updated and actionable racing coverage throughout the day.
  • DRFLive!, DRF’s new and exclusive real-time coverage of the weekend’s best racing by DRF’s top handicappers and reporters.
  • Expanded tournament coverage with daily updates and tournament strategy.
  • Enhanced stakes schedules, carryovers, and handicapping and wagering tips and tools.

Additional premium content includes daily Track-by-Track handicapping notebooks and expanded GamePlan wagering strategy for the weekend.
To help spearhead DRF’s expanded coverage, premium content and real-time reporting, DRF has appointed Robbyn Footlick to the newly-created role of Chief Content Officer.  She leads DRF digital content development efforts, which include overseeing DRF digital production, programming and video teams. Footlick was the former VP and Executive Editor of ESPN Insider and ESPN Magazine’s multi-media unit, developing magazine branded content across ESPN’s digital, TV and mobile platforms.   Jody Swavy was promoted to DRF.com’s Managing Editor to manage the day-to-day digital news operation.

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 2012, Daily Racing Form introduced DRF Breeding, a business dedicated to serving Breeders and Owners, bringing expanded coverage and tools to horseplayer and breeding enthusiasts alike.