The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation conducts ongoing research on a variety of topics intended to inform industry stakeholders while advocating for changes where needed. These white papers and reports are presented in various ways depending upon your desire to consume information on the topic - some come with an abridged version and an executive summary. We hope you enjoy the TIF Reports.
TIF Reports: Wagering Insecurity (The Full Series)
Wagering is the lifeblood of racing, but North America is far behind the rest of the world in securing a foundation of integrity across the sport.
TIF Special Report: Racing Not Only For (The) Elite
North American racing ignored its own blueprint to manage the negative effects of super high-volume betting.
TIF Reports: American Racing's Sustainable Future
If American racing wants a more sustainable future, we must evolve. The actions outlined in this paper seek to better secure the future for everyone in the sport
TIF Reports: Seeking Transparency (Enhancing Stewards' Reporting)
Following "Changing The Rules," this paper investigates the need for far greater transparency in North American racing.
TIF Special: A Racing Industry Compromise
A vision into the future of American racing if compromise was achieved.
TIF Reports: Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data
In this modern era of analytics, racing would benefit from public access to raw data.
TIF Reports: Horse Racing and 'Legal' Sports Betting
North American horse racing is facing a momentous threat to its business: the rapid expansion of legal sports betting.
TIF Reports: Changing the Rules
Clarity and consistency in the adjudication of North American racing is possible with a shift to the Category 1 philosophy.
TIF Reports: Penny Breakage
Returning rightful winnings to bettors and stimulating North American tote pools