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Stephanie J. Corum Named Editor-In-Chief of Arabian Finish Line May 27, 2014

The following is a copy of a press release sent out last week. I’m very excited for this new adventure but I will continue to work with the horses and blog about it. That part is too much fun to give up!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2014

The Arabian racing industry suffered a significant blow with the unexpected passing of Bobbi Patscheider, longtime editor of Arabian Finish Line and staunch racing supporter. However, earlier this year, she had begun discussions of turning the magazine over to Stephanie J. Corum, and this transition is now occurring. The magazine will change its base of location from Summerfield, FL to Frederick, MD and continue to be a monthly print publication with plans to go digital in the future. Finish Line also publishes an annual Stallion Guide which will be in both print and digital formats.

Corum has been a regular contributor for Arabian Finish Line since 2000 and she has over 25 years of experience in Arabian and thoroughbred racing. She is a familiar, well-respected face in Arabian racing and suited to take the reins of the publication. “While I am very excited for this new challenge I wish it were under different circumstances. I would like Bobbi here to help with the transition, but her husband Don and daughter Judy have been very gracious and helpful. Everyone I have spoken to are enthused that the magazine will continue and are very supportive of my role in it. I see great things ahead for Arabian Finish Line, and it is my goal to make Bobbi proud.”

Corliss Hazard, another longtime member of the Arabian racing industry and media professional, has been named Director of Marketing. “I am very excited about Stephanie’s vision for the magazine and quite honored to be associated in her leadership for Arabian racing’s foremost publication.  As she takes over the reins from the revered Bobbi Patscheider, we all find ourselves guardians of a proven winner- a magazine as enduring as the horse it represents.  Positioned for its best years yet, exciting changes are about to happen. Arabian Finish Line is set to launch an impressive drive, and the avid support of everyone involved with purebred Arabian racehorses will lift this industry to the next level of growth and participation.  You will see changes that will elevate your spirit. The new marketing focus of Arabian Finish Line is to provide enhanced results for advertisers by reaching out to a greater audience, and in turn growing a grand, legitimate marketplace for the magnificent race-bred Arabian horse.”

The next issue will be a combined June/July issue and then will resume its monthly schedule. Advertising and content deadline is the tenth of every month.

The new contact information is as follows:
Arabian Finish Line
7820B Wormans Mill Road, Suite 253
Frederick, MD 21701
240-344-1462
sjcorum@arabianfinishline.com
www.arabianfinishline.com

 

Yes, Arabian Horses Race March 13, 2012

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I started working in the Arabian horse racing industry in 1993, and I still get that question. Yes, Arabians race all over the world actually. In the US they run regularly in Michigan, California, Delaware, Texas, and Colorado. In the last two years they took historic steps by running a major stakes race at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. If you want to learn more, I suggest checking out the Arabian Jockey Club (www.arabianracing.org) and Arabian Racing Cup (www.arabianracingcup.com) websites. Arabian racing is a niche market and like horses, the Arabian breed and horse racing, they have had their share of challenges the last few years. When the economy takes away discretionary income, industries like racing and horses can get hit hard. But still, even in this down economy when people have sold their horses, decreased their breeding and trimmed back their racing stables, the Arabian owners and breeders remain. These are some of the best people you will find. They are very passionate about their sport, but especially about their horses. And there is a core, dedicated group that is determined to keep Arabian racing in the United States vibrant and part of the international racing scene. It is not an easy task, but in a world where companies are closing every day, I still wouldn’t bet against this resilient (some might say stubborn) group of people.

Cheers!