10/22/2013 1:52PM

OwnerView launches “OwnerView Host” program


OwnerView, a joint initiative between The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has launched a new service called “OwnerView Host” to provide individual mentorship for new owners.

Information provided by OwnerView hosts will provide neutral, unbiased information during phone calls with new and prospective Thoroughbred owners to help acquaint them with the basics of owning a racehorse. Interested parties may sign up for the service via the OwnerView website.

“There is a lot of information available to prospective owners before they hire a trainer or make that first horse purchase, and OwnerView hosts will help them digest many of the basics of owning Thoroughbred racehorses,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView. “We won’t offer specifics on the selection of agents, trainers, and horses, but we will explain where to go, how to make contacts, and what to do to become a Thoroughbred owner.”

OwnerView was launched in May 2012, in response to McKinsey & Company’s economic study of the sport that recommended a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership and provide information about purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred.

OwnerView includes information for Thoroughbred owners, including sections on trainers, racing syndicates, licensing, aftercare, and state incentive programs.