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Press Release


November 15, 2001


Los Altos, California - November 15, 2001 - TrackMaster, the leading provider of electronic harness racing information in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has upgraded its Virtual Stable™ service. Virtual Stable™, a free service available at, alerts users via e-mail when horses they are tracking are entered in a race.

The redesigned emails now include basic entry information comprised of the track name, date, race number, program number, post position, morning line odds, driver and trainer for each horse. Jim Vanderbosch, TrackMaster's Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, "In addition to the new format and additional elements of information, an active link is included within the email enabling the user to purchase a Past Performance Program on line for the race card referred to in the notification".

In addition, the service has been expanded to incorporate result notifications with direct access to complete charts for all races, including for non-wagering races such as qualifiers.

"Virtual Stable™ users never miss a start or result of horses they are following and can now choose to be notified as information is processed throughout the day or they can opt for a once daily report of the day's activity in their Stable," said Vanderbosch. Another important enhancement to the Virtual Stable™ service is the option for users to receive information in a basic text format (in addition to the eye appealing HTML format). This allows users with handheld devices and other limited software to read their email.

TrackMaster, a leading provider of electronic handicapping information for Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Equibase Company LLC. Equibase Company, a partnership of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America, is the Thoroughbred industry's Official database for racing information and statistics.

Equibase Company is the Official Supplier of Racing Information and Statistics to America's Best Racing, Breeders' Cup, Daily Racing Form, ESPN, MSNBC, NTRA, The Jockey Club, TRA, TVG and XpressBet.

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