The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) announced today the addition of Marshall Gramm to its Board of Directors.
Gramm is a professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and serves as Chair of the college’s department of economics. He is the co-founder (with partner Clay Sanders) of Ten Strike Racing, a racing syndicate responsible for more than 1,000 starts with well over 200 wins and earnings in excess of $6.5 million. An avid horseplayer, Gramm has enjoyed success in some of the leading handicapping tournaments in America, finishing fifth at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and ninth at the 2019 National Horseplayers’ Championship.
“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Marshall to our Board,” said Craig Bernick, TIF Founder and Board Chairman. “Marshall has been an invaluable resource for our organization already, supporting several of our early white papers, and represents the ideal participant in our industry, touching nearly every facet of the business – owner, breeder, horseplayer and he is most certainly a thought-leader as well.”
“I am excited to join the TIF Board and continue contributing to the meaningful research and advocacy they have brought to the industry in such a short time,” said Gramm (pictured below).
“Our sport is in need of modernization on many fronts, particularly in the areas where TIF has focused, such as improved pricing and more diverse options for bettors, increased transparency and certainly the need to pursue a future with more widely available and more affordable data.”