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The aim of the EquiPepper Ex Racehorse database is for people to search for old equine friends and find out what they are doing now. For the database to work, ex racehorse owners have to enter their horses information so they can be added to the database. In this post I hope to explain why you should want to add your horse to the database as well as how you do it.
So what’s in it for you?
You love your horse, but chances are someone else loved him before you ever met him and would love to get in contact with you. Taking a few minutes to fill in the form to add your horse to the database so that old friends can find your horse and see what he is doing now.
I’m sure many of you will have also spent some time researching your ex racehorse, trying to find out a bit more about their previous career. Well adding your horse to the database can allow you to find out more!
Anyone who finds and remembers your horse can get in contact with you, if you want to. Don’t worry, the email address you supply will not be posted as part of the database. Instead anyone wanting to get in contact with you will leave contact details with EquiPepper, which we will send to the email address you provided. You can then decide if you want to get in contact or not.
But these people will probably like to see/hear how your horse is getting on and will likely be able to tell you a bit about what they were like when they knew them and might even have photos to show you!
So what do you need to do?
If you follow the link to add your horse to the database, you will arrive at a detailed form. I will quickly run through all the elements of the form and what should be included. All elements with (required) next to them Need to be filled in. Ones without can be left blank.
Your Name (required): Only first names are published on the database to help protect your privacy. So although you can enter your full name, only the first name will be used.
Your Email (required): Please enter a valid email address you actually use. I promise not to send you loads of junk mail you don’t want. I will only contact you on this email to send you contact details of someone who would like to get in contact.
Horse’s Racing Name (required): This is the name that people will know your horse as, as it will be unique to them. Also currently the database doesn’t include breeding, so is the only way to search for a particular horse.
Horse’s Stable name: If you call your horse something different on a day to day basis you might want to include this.
Horse’s Year of Birth (required): Full date of birth not needed, only the year. Such as 2008. This is important as in the rare occasion where horses have the same or very similar names (ie; Jack Frost and Frosty Jak) the year of birth can help people remember which horse they knew. Or can help them with a quick racing post search!
Country (required): This the country your horse was born in. Usually 2-3 letters in brackets after their name.
What is the horse doing now (required): Simply tick all the relevant options in the tick boxes.
Database Update Emails: By ticking this you are giving permission for us to contact you with updates to the database. Such as when it is going live, moving or if we have added more information you can share about your horse.
Publish on Database: By ticking this box you are giving your permission for us to share information on your horse on our database for the public to see.
3rd Party Contact: By ticking this box you are giving us permission to contact you if someone would like to hear more about what your horse is doing now. We won’t pass them your contact details. But we will contact you and ask if you would like to get in contact with them.
Hopefully this post has helped answer most of your questions regarding adding your horse to the database. I hope to write another post soon about searching for a horse using the database and possibly a FAQs post.