Launching just in time for Spring Carnival a new free app promises to bring the very best thoroughbred races from around the world to the smart phones of racing fans.
The Racing Republic App lets racing fans keep track of over 3000 feature races run in 16 countries, with race and track information, ticketing links and social media news feeds collated under each event on the single source platform.
Fans can also mark favourite races to follow and check in when they attend events to earn points in global fan competitions.
“It’s an App that has been made for the fan; the racing enthusiast that wants to keep track of the best races and horses in the world from one application,” said co-creator Michael Sharkie.
Sharkie, a racing journalist and presenter for over a decade, collaborated with international racing expert and administrator Leigh Jordon to develop Racing Republic.
“Leigh and I both shared the same frustrations that come with following international racing. There was no single source solution for racing data around major races and we had both wasted countless hours searching the net for the information and content that we wanted,” said Sharkie.
“We figured it shouldn’t be so hard to follow sport, so we created an App that we hope will not only provide that single source solution, but that will also bring racing fans together around the world.”
The App was developed in Adelaide by tech start up co-founder The Moonshine Laboratory, an incubator associated with renowned digital agency The Distillery.
Director Jason Neave, said that Racing Republic was a particularly exciting project as it helps to create a solution to the fractured nature of racing information.
“Anything that brings information together in one place is a powerful tool for a customer, especially in an industry like thoroughbred racing that has a truly global following,” Neave said.
“Racing Republic is about simplifying the fan journey for punters and enthusiasts alike, so that they can keep track or and engage with their favourite races, horses, or race tracks all around the world and never miss anything, from news to race vision.”
Racing Republic App is available for free download at the Apple Store and Google Play.
For Android phones, click here:
And for iPhones, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/…/app/racing-republic/id1322227847…
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