Trainer McPeek Creates Horse Racing App
With the Keeneland spring meeting opening tomorrow, Kenny McPeek will be gunning for his fourth consecutive training title and fifth overall at the historic Lexington, Ky., racetrack. Born in Fort Chaffee, Ark., the 49-year-old graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. After college, he went to New York to interview for a position as a stockbroker, but he instead took a job as a hotwalker for trainer Shug McGaughey.
In 1985, he took out his trainer’s license, and since then McPeek has won 123 stakes races, including 53 graded events. Among his most notable stars were Tejano Run, Harlan’s Holiday, Take Charge Lady and 2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava. Recently, McPeek developed an iPhone and iPad app called Horse Races Now, available here. The app allows users to follow horse racing more easily and to watch live races.
Read more here: NTRA Thoroughbred Notebook.