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About The Racing Journal


The Racing Journal covers horse racing in the western, intermountain, and great plains regions of the United States and in western provinces of Canada. It is published monthly by Racing Journal Publications North America, LLC, in Boise, Idaho.

History

  • 1981: Tri-State Racing Journal is founded by James Christenson as a newsletter for horsemen and women in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
  • 1983: Christenson offers a partnership in Tri-State Racing Journal to Ray and Cathy Tracy of Miles City, Montana.
  • 1983: The Tracys take over publication and begin to publish under its current name—The Racing Journal.
  • 1991: Tri-State Racing Journal expands coverage to include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, British Columbia, and Alberta.
  • 1991: The Racing Journal offices move from Miles City to Missoula, Montana.
  • 1992-2003: The Racing Journal expands coverage to include California, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
  • 1994: The Racing Journal offices move from Missoula to Stevensville, Montana.
  • 2006: Robert Cooke, Jr., and Karen Svea Johnson of Boise, Idaho, form Racing Journal Publications North America, LLC, to begin a transition of ownership of The Racing Journal.
  • 2007: The Racing Journal offices move from Stevensville to Boise as Racing Journal Publications North America becomes the new publisher.
  • 2008: The Racing Journal celebrates its 25th year of publication.


Form and Ownership

Racing Journal Publications North America is an Idaho limited liability company (LLC) that publishes The Racing Journal.

Mission Statement, Business Goals

The Racing Journal provides horse racing results and other essential racing-related information to horse breeders, owners, trainers, fans, and other participants at small- to medium-sized tracks in the regions that the magazine covers. It strives to present timely, accurate, and engaging stories with thoroughness that its readership can find nowhere else. The Racing Journal provides its advertisers with a targeted audience that is uniquely receptive to not only to horse-related products and services, but also to high-ticket products and services in general.