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Talking KYC

At Raceday 360, I talk with Dana Byerly about plans for Kentucky Confidential and why we’re using Kickstarter for the project. A couple things I should have said came to me after the interview appeared — for instance, handicapping is a small part of what John Scheinman will be covering as our lead for daily Derby coverage. He’ll be everywhere! Not just buried in past performances. And re: Kickstarter, the decision to use it was more than a matter of the project fitting the model. It’s also an experiment into finding new ways to sustain original, independent turf journalism. And the best part is, as our photographer Scott Serio wrote on his site, “you decide how much the content is worth. That’s right — YOU DECIDE.” We hope you’ll decide it’s worth something.