Industry To Utilize WhatsApp For Improved Communication
In an effort to improve communication and productive discussion amongst our community, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is testing the concept of WhatsApp groups specific to the following groups: Laurel Park trainers, Pimlico Race Course trainers, and Maryland jockeys.
All three groups will be a part of a WhatsApp community for the Maryland Thoroughbred racing industry and be able to receive relevant updates and alerts specific for the community. Each group will be able to have secure conversations, limited to just their group, on topics such as feedback for the track surfaces at Laurel and Pimlico, community announcements and events, etc.
WhatsApp will not be a platform for inflammatory and offensive behavior, and each group will be strictly moderated for constructive, on-topic discussion. If the test goes well, then other groups could be created.
To request to join any of these initial groups, use the following QR Codes to join:
Laurel Park Trainers: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Cuf541aa6dcCjsstZ2DaXE
Pimlico Trainers: https://chat.whatsapp.com/G9IuD63WabY4ilsxs5dDUK
Racing Office: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IoIVOVWN3UW77cxNAse4oy
Backstretch Community: https://chat.whatsapp.com/E8wbavTfgbt0rZHulssZhU
Laurel Park in 2023 was able to host 273 turf races, the most since 2019 and the highest number among all racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region.