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Friday, May 30, 2003
TEAM UP FOR EXPANDED ACCESSIBILITY TO RACING INFORMATION
SportsLine.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN), a leading Internet sports media company and publisher of CBS SportsLine.com, and Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s Official database for racing information, today announced the integration of Equibaseâ racing information in the newly expanded horse racing section of CBS SportsLine.com (http://www.sportsline.com/horseracing).
Visitors to the horse racing section of CBS SportsLine.com now have access to Quick Results from tracks throughout the country, a streaming Results TickerTM that launches in its own window and scrolls the latest race results nationwide, and Leader Lists of the top money winning horses, jockeys and trainers, all powered by Equibase Company.
“With the Triple Crown season in full stride and interest in Thoroughbred racing growing, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Thoroughbred industry’s Official database, Equibase Company, as a new content provider,” said Joe Ferreira, vice president, programming for SportsLine.com. “Our new relationship with Equibase further strengthens the quality of Thoroughbred racing content we provide to the global audience of sports fans who rely on CBS SportsLine.com for comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news and information.”
“In order to build upon the broad-based appeal of Thoroughbred racing that is so evident during the Triple Crown, it is important that we provide information about the sport through a wide array of distribution channels,” said Hank Zeitlin, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Equibase Company. “Working with a high-profile sports media brand like CBS SportsLine.com allows us to bring accurate and timely Thoroughbred racing information to a potentially enormous audience.”
SportsLine.com is at the leading edge of media companies providing Internet sports content, community and e-commerce. As the publisher of CBS SportsLine.com and the official web sites of the NFL, PGA TOUR and NCAA Sports, the Company serves as one of the most comprehensive sports information sources available. SportsLine.com also serves as a primary sports content provider for America Online.
Based in Lexington, Ky., 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 web site, www.equibase.com, the Company offers an ever-increasing menu of racing information, statistics and handicapping products for everyone from the casual fan to the most experienced handicapper.