Happy New Year and Hello Race Fans

Dec 30th 2009 10:14 pm |

I didn’t have the time to put togther a history post this week but wanted to alert everyone to a piece I wrote for Hello Race Fans.  As I mentioned in this space before, Hello Race Fans is a website that I will be contributing to in the coming year. The idea behind the site is to provide a place for new horse players to learn the game.   While it’s geared towards new fans, I think anyone who enjoys the process of handicapping races will find it valuable.

The site is currently in preview mode and is publishing a series called “Letters to a New Horseplayer.”  The letters have been a lot of fun and represent a number of viewpoints and ideas about playing the races. They are just a glimpse of what will prove to be a primary virtual space for the racing community.

Dana Byerly of Green But Game and her business partner Adam Wiener are the co-founders of Hello Race Fans. In addition to the site, they operate an ad network of which Colins Ghost recently joined. All of the ad revenue generated by Colin’s Ghost in 2010 will be donated to the Daily Racing Form Preservation Project. I will be sending out this press release about it next week.

A big thank you to all who have stopped by Colin’s Ghost in 2009.  It has been a joy to use this site to write about racing during such a memorable year. We may never again have another year like 2009 but who knows what 2010 will bring.  Who would have thought at the beginning of 2009 we would see a 3-year-old filly win a Triple Crown race and beat the old boys in the Woodward? Or that a female would win the Breeders Cup Classic for the first-time? We don’t know what 2010 has in store but whatever happens, let’s hope they all get around safe, and racing has many reasons to celebrate in the coming year.

A Happy and Lucky New Year to all from Colin’s Ghost headquarters!

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