Southern Racehorse magazine today announced a name change to American Racehorse to better reflect the scope of the publication’s coverage of Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Southern Racehorse was founded in 2012 to fill the void left by the shelving of The Texas Thoroughbred, the official publication of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, and The Homestretch, the official publication of the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma. Since then the magazine has expanded to include coverage across the region in nine states.
“The focus of the magazine will remain on Texas and Oklahoma and keeping TTA and TRAO members informed about what’s happening in their states and with their associations,” said American Racehorse Editor and Publisher Denis Blake, “but with so many horsemen participating in multiple states it just makes sense to cover the entire region. We look forward to highlighting the accomplishments of the horses and horsemen in all nine states.”
In addition to being mailed to all members of the TTA and TRAO through an agreement with those associations, American Racehorse has arrangements with six other state associations to provide their members with a free subscription and coverage of each state’s racing and breeding industry along with state association updates. Those associations include the Alabama Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association, Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Georgia Horse Racing Coalition, North Carolina Thoroughbred Association and South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. The magazine is also distributed to more than 1,200 horsemen in Louisiana and has a total circulation of approximately 6,000.
American Racehorse is published on a bi-monthly basis with a seventh issue, the American Racehorse Stallion Register, in December.