9thRace.com is the end-product built from the efforts of multiple individuals and organizations. Countless hours have been put into developing our race horse encyclopedia, jockey listing, horse race tracks, news and handicapping sections. We built this page as a way to say thank you to everyone who made this site possible.
Wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org/
Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions of volunteers. Anyone with internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference web sites, attracting around 65 million visitors monthly as of 2009. We want to thank Wikipedia for providing some of the biographies for our horses and jockey sections.
Daily Racing Form - http://www.drf.com/
Daily Racing Form, "America's Turf Authority Since 1894," was born in Chicago on Nov. 17, 1894 when it first appeared as a four-page broadsheet. Over the last 113 years, DRF has been the country's only daily national newspaper dedicated to the coverage of a single major sport. DRF is the most complex newspaper in North America, publishing up to 2,000 unique pages of statistical and editorial copy every day, in as many as 25 daily editions, 364 days a year (with the exception of Christmas Day). The DRF provides news and handicapping information available on this site.
ESPN - http://www.espn.com/
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. The company, which celebrated its 26th anniversary on September 7, 2005, is comprised of seven domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN Today), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (30 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360 (Broadband), ESPN Mobile (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. ESPN provides occasional news and articles available on this site.
Equibase - http://www.equibase.com/
Equibase Company LLC is a general partnership of subsidiaries of the TRA and The Jockey Club. The Company was formed in 1991 to provide the Thoroughbred racetracks of North America with a uniform, industry-owned database of racing information and statistics. In 1998, Equibase became the sole data collection agency and provider of racing data to the Daily Racing Form. Equibase provides much of the information used in the handicapping section of this site.
A special thanks to "Big Daddy No Bucks" for his contributions on proper handicapping techniques and general site guidance!