Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that it has created 'The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown' for Churchill Downs Racetrack's nationwide virtual 'Kentucky Derby at Home' party to be televised on NBC on May 2 from 3:00 -6:00 p.m. EDT. During the broadcast, Derby fans will witness Inspired's ultra-realistic 3D CGI representation of the Kentucky Derby featuring the 13 Triple Crown winners from the past century in an ultimate face-off. View→Looking back video
Viewers will get to experience the magic of the Derby with a stunning, fully accurate re-creation of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs and the atmosphere of Derby Day on the first Saturday in May.
'The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown' is a computer-simulated version of a race at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Historical information about these horses and their racing records has been utilized in the software, which helps to determine the probability of their potential finishing positions. This probability is based on their past form and performance in other races. "We are very excited about this opportunity to showcase our Virtual Sports on a much larger scale in the U.S.," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired.
"Churchill Downs is the world's most legendary racetrack and the Kentucky Derby is the premier event in horse racing. We are honored to be a part of this special tradition and support Churchill Downs in this endeavor, as we work together to help fill the gap of live sports and bring people together for some relief during these difficult times." Fans will be able to visit www.KentuckyDerby.com to choose their favorite horse to win and join Churchill Downs in making a charitable donation to COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, which the Churchill Downs Foundation will match up to $1 million dollars. Inspired will also be making a contribution.
LAST YEAR RECAP - The Kentucky Derby took place again on May 4th. Bonnie-Jill Laflin -Tanya Tucker -Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead-Kevin Richardson and Kristin Richardson-Guests attend the 145th Kentucky Derby-Michelle Williams-Vincent Emmett, Linda Thompson, Cayley Stoker and Brandon Jenner and more famous faces enjoy the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. White Claw® Hard Seltzer – the number one selling hard seltzer in the nation1 – served as the first-ever hard seltzer sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. (PR Newswire) Nettle's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" broadcasted live on NBC and take place in front of approximately 160,000 fans attending the 2019 Kentucky Derby. It will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle just after 5:00 PM EDT, immediately prior to the historic race.
"Jennifer Nettles is a country music and vocal powerhouse," said Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "We are excited and honored for her to perform our national anthem for the millions of viewers and fans around the world who tune in on Derby day." Photo:Getty