Inspired Creates Virtual Premier Horse Racing Event

Inspired Entertainment, has created ‘The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’. The derby will be televised on NBC on May 2 from 3:00 -6:00 p.m. EDT. During the broadcast, Derby fans will be witness to 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.

Viewers will also 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.

“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.”

Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack, said, “Our fans will be captivated by the realistic view of the virtual race and we can debate, as we do each year, our favorite to win. The anticipation of which Triple Crown winner will emerge as the ultimate champion is thrilling, but most importantly, we are proud to use this platform as a force for good by raising money for the COVID-19 emergency initiatives.” 

[image credit : Derbyatthebeach]

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