|Wednesday, March 08, 2006||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|Equibase Launches Virtual Stable 2006 Triple Crown Notification Service|
Equibase Company LLC today announced the 2006 launch of the Virtual Stable Triple Crown notification service, the once-daily e-mail of workouts, entries and results for the leading contenders for the Triple Crown. The service is available at no charge through http://www.ntra.com and http://www.equibase.com.
“The service familiarizes fans with some of the sport’s emerging equine stars and at the same time builds interest in the three races that make up the Triple Crown,” said Rhonda Norby, marketing and communications manager for Equibase. “Last year, more than 56,000 fans received the Virtual Stable Triple Crown notifications.”
Included within each notification is a list of upcoming televised races and links to additional information, including entries, charts, past performance programs and editorial content from the web sites of Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course and Belmont Park, the host tracks of the Triple Crown races.
Among the initial group of Triple Crown contenders included in the notifications are the 23 horses in the second pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager which closed on March 5. The list will be adjusted periodically to reflect the changing status of the Triple Crown contenders.
The Virtual Stable Triple Crown notification service was developed in conjunction with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. Triple Crown notices will conclude following the Belmont Stakes on June 10. Virtual Stable Breeders’ Cup notifications will commence later in the summer.
Equibase Company LLC is a partnership between The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s Official database for racing information. Through its website, http://www.equibase.com, the Company offers an ever-increasing menu of racing information and handicapping products for handicappers of all skill levels.