Horse Races Now, LLC announced an agreement today with Am West Entertainment to showcase live racing video from the Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) on its app, Horse Races Now.
The live video will be available in the palm of the user's hand on iPhones, iPads, iPod touch and Android devices worldwide. The highly successful races are held at Meydan Racecourse in the UAE.
The first race is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 and will include all live Meydan race meetings leading up to the concluding Dubai World Cup, now in its 11th running.
"Every one of us at Horse Races Now is thrilled to be able to deliver top class horse racing from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai," said Kenny McPeek, co-founder of Horse Races Now. "This is an important step forward in our efforts to bring fans of international live racing and replays to their devices. We would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed and the team at Am West for their efforts in bringing together our visions of delivering horse racing to fans worldwide without barriers," said McPeek.
The DWCC is a truly pioneering festival in terms of duration and scope and has successfully attracted racing's brightest stars. The DWCC has a fantastic global appeal and regularly attracts the highest level of runners from Great Britain, the United States of America, Japan, France, Germany, Sweden, Singapore, Brazil, Australia and Hong Kong to name a few.
More than 100,000 people have downloaded the Horse Races Now app. The app was developed by Kenny McPeek and Sue McPeek. Kenny McPeek is owner of Magdalena Farm in Lexington, Kentucky and a highly-respected horse trainer.
Horse Races Now offers a full complement of live racing feeds, race replays, current news and handicapping tools. Features of this amazing app include:
* Overnight entries for upcoming races
* Streaming live video and audio from participating North American racetracks
* Results, charts and payoffs delivered quickly
* Immediate Race Replays, going back two years in time
* Ability to follow your favorite racetracks, horses, trainers and jockeys
* Push Notifications on your favorites, so you never miss a race again
* Search engine to find race replays from participating North American racetracks
* Share racing information via e-mail or Facebook
* Easy access to your favorite ADW
* Convenient links to Equibase PP's, Ragozin Sheets and NTRA racing schedule
* Live and archived radio from Horse Racing Radio Network
* Live horse sales from Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland
The app can be personalized so users can choose to receive alerts to their devices on entry, call to post, at the gate, results, replay and chart, and workout notifications.
The app features more than 45 participating tracks across the USA including: Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park Racetrack, Keeneland Race Track and Saratoga Race Course to name a few. The app has been well received and has earned a solid rating of 4.5 stars out a possible 5 stars on iTunes by more than 1,100 reviewers who agree it's "The Coolest Horse Racing App Ever!"
Horse Races Now is not a wagering tool but does include links to the top wagering firms for anyone 18 and older wanting to place a bet. "But the main function of this app is not to wager but for instant, hands-on information for those who love horse racing," adds McPeek. "Because it is not a wagering device it can be downloaded by all ages."
Horse Races Now can be downloaded free at either iTunes or Google Play for Android users. Check out a demo of the app at the developer's website.
About Kenny McPeek
Kenny McPeek, Founder and CEO of McPeek Racing, was raised in Lexington, Kentucky where he discovered a love of horses early in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Finance, McPeek obtained his trainer's license in 1985 and now manages his own 160-horse stable. His selections like Curlin, Einstein (BRZ), Repent, Take Charge Lady and Tejano Run, to name just a few, have earned him the respect of fellow horsemen. He has won over 140 stakes races, including the Belmont and Travers Stakes, has more than 1,200 winners earning more than $50 million in purses. McPeek has been a leading trainer at Keeneland and Churchill Downs on multiple occasions.
About Sue McPeek
Sue McPeek grew up in a career military family and is a graduate from Colorado State University. Her love for horses drew her to the racing industry, where she worked at both the farm and racetrack divisions for William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm, as a professional showman for Three Chimney's Farm, and as a respected freelance equine photographer. Sue played a supporting role in McPeek Racing for years, and she is currently licensed to sell equine insurance at Lavin Insurance Services. She and Kenny were recognized in 2002 for enhancing coverage of thoroughbred racing through their cooperation with the media and Thoroughbred racing publicists by receiving the prestigious Big Sport of Turfdom Award. She is a supporter of finding new careers for retired racehorses and believes that Horse Races Now can be a vehicle for "giving back" to them in the future.
Horse Races Now 1.0.16 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category.