|Tuesday, December 06, 2016||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|BloodHorse, Weatherbys Introduce Global Stallions App|
BloodHorse and Weatherbys announced today that they have jointly developed a free Global Stallions app that is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides continually updated graphs, charts, and statistics pertaining to stallions standing in North America and Europe and timely worldwide racing information about their offspring.
Featuring more than 700 stallions from the BloodHorse Stallion Register and the Weatherbys Stallion Book, the app provides customizable views and the ability to select currency measurements, distance measurements, and “favorite” stallions.
“This app should be exceptionally useful for Thoroughbred breeders all over the world, and we enjoyed working with the Weatherbys team to develop it,” said John K. Keitt Jr., publisher and editorial director of BloodHorse. “It is not just a digital version of a printed stallion register — it has many interactive, real-time features that are not possible in a printed format.”
“Weatherbys is delighted to have jointly developed an app that we believe will quickly become one of the most useful sources of information for bloodstock professionals around the world,” said Andrew Carter, commercial director for Weatherbys. “It’s fantastic that two of the best known names in the industry, BloodHorse and Weatherbys, can work so closely together to produce something for the benefit of the whole industry.”
The Global Stallions app can be downloaded for free at the Apple Store, itunes.apple.com/us/app/global-stallions/id1178123607?ls=1&mt=8, or Google Play, play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.globalstallions.android.
BloodHorse has chronicled the Thoroughbred industry since 1916 and is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. BloodHorse produces widely distributed daily and weekly editorial content on Thoroughbred racing and breeding, including via its namesake weekly magazine. The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. purchased a majority interest in BloodHorse in February 2015, with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) retaining the remaining ownership interest. Additional information is available at bloodhorse.com.
Weatherbys administers racing under contract from the governing British Horseracing Authority and registers all Thoroughbred horses in Britain and Ireland within The General Stud Book. Alongside these core responsibilities, Weatherbys provides many different services to racecourses, owners, trainers, breeders and others interested in the sport. Weatherbys has created Europe’s most comprehensive bloodstock database, storing information for nearly two million animals and produces specialist publications and services using this data. Additional information is available at weatherbys.co.uk.