Breeders' Cup and Horse Racing Simulation LLC Announce Racing's First Live On-Track Virtual Jockey Promotional Contest
Fans to apply in person at Santa Park for Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 6-7
ARCADIA, Calif. (November 2, 2009) - Attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships has always been special for both the real horse racing enthusiast and the more casual racing fan. Each year, the Breeders’ Cup tries to enhance the horse racing fan’s experience by providing more opportunities for fans to become deeply involved in the racing’s most prestigious event. This year, Breeders’ Cup and the Oak Tree Racing Association are offering a fun and engaging virtual jockey experience for real prizes. All fans attending the 2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7, at Santa Anita Park are invited to participate in this virtual jockey contest.
Horse Racing Simulation’s state-of-the-art horse racing software program allows fans the opportunity to ride their favorite 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic contender in full-3D on 41-inch plasma screens. Over 100 of each contender’s traits and attributes are replicated to provide the most realistic simulation of this premier event possible. Trophies will be awarded on both Friday and Saturday for the fans winning with the fastest race times.
The Breeders’ Cup Virtual Jockey Challenge will take place in the breezeway south of the Kingsbury Fountain on the grandstand side between the paddock and racetrack.
“Giving the fans the opportunity to interact with top champions in a way never done before at any horse racing venue, let alone the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Championships, is definitely exciting, “ said Mike Calderone, CEO of Horse Racing Simulation. “The more engaged the fans are in every aspect, the better it is for the sport of horse racing in general, and we’re excited that Breeders’ Cup Ltd feels the same way.”
“Providing the best two days in racing is what the Championships are all about, and anything we can do to further enhance a fan’s experience at the track is important to us. We expect the fans to really enjoy this fun, entertaining addition to our event. We look at it as entertaining and educational, as well,” said Peter Rotondo, Breeders’ Cup Vice President of Media and Entertainment.
About Horse Racing Simulation LLC
Horse Racing Simulation LLC has been providing virtual horse racing programs for over ten years and owns and operates the world’s most widely distributed horse racing game and largest virtual online racing community, http://www.horseracegame.com. Horse Racing Simulation LLC also develops custom, branded horse racing games, including since 2007, the Breeders’ Cup horse racing game, which can be found at http://www.breederscupgame.com.
About Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships; Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of 14 races and $25.5 million in purses, which makes it the richest event in sports. At last year’s Breeders’ Cup, more than $100 million in winning wagers were returned to fans at betting locations around the globe. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, and the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program. Breeders’ Cup has offices in Lexington, Ky., and in New York City. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You may follow the Breeders’ Cup on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BreedersCup
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