Equine Advocate Alex Brown Re-Launches Blog - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Equine Advocate Alex Brown Re-Launches Blog

Alex Brown, who became well-known in the horse world through his blog and book, Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, which chronicled 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's attempted recovery from injuries sustained in the Preakness Stakes, announced this week that he is re-launching his popular blog, AlexBrownRacing.com.

The new blog will be published under the same title as Brown's former blog, Alexbrownracing.com, which has been dormant since 2011, and will feature educational pieces related to horseracing, equine welfare, equine advocacy, and social media topics.

Brown also plans to unveil a YouTube series in the coming weeks that will feature video content on racing and other equine sports, equestrian culture, and the issue of horse slaughter.

“[My blog about Barbaro] created a large audience, sometimes 15,000 views a day, and has continued to do good work in the equine welfare space,” said Brown. “Basically, I re-launched that blog as a new project. A lot will be based on my insights and experiences working in horse racing for many years, as well as my more recent work with horse welfare. Advocacy is really something I'd like to pursue long term.”

Brown, who worked as an exercise rider at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, the same location where Barbaro prepared for his 2006 campaign, originally began his blog nearly fifteen years ago. After Barbaro's injury, Brown's blog gained prominence, as he gave fans and well-wishers regular updates on the horse's recover via his blog, chronicling his experience with photos and interviews. HE later published a book detailing accounts of Barbaro's life, attempted recovery, and the impact on fans and horse racing.

To follow Brown's progress on his blog and YouTube series, fans can connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alexbrownadvocacy.


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