Southern Racehorse magazine today announced that it will provide coverage of the Thoroughbred industry in Alabama in partnership with the Alabama HBPA. In addition to covering the industry in the state, the magazine will include important updates and news from the Alabama HBPA and will be mailed to their members at no charge.
Southern Racehorse has similar arrangements with the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, Georgia Horse Racing Coalition, North Carolina Thoroughbred Association and South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and also covers the Thoroughbred industry in Louisiana.
“We are very happy to include the horsemen and horsewomen of Alabama in our magazine,” said Denis Blake, editor and publisher of Southern Racehorse. “Even though there is currently no live racing in Alabama, the state’s horsemen play an important role in the region and there have been some good Alabama-bred runners in recent years.”
The Alabama HBPA represents horsemen in the state and also promotes a pair of Alabama-bred stakes, the Magic City Classic and Kudzu Juvenile, which last year were held at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. Live racing was formally held in Alabama at Birmingham Race Course, and the Alabama HBPA is working to return live racing to the state.