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May 03, 2009
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Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information, hosted a record 787,084 visitors on Equibase.com on the days of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. The total is 24.1 percent above the 634,352 visitors during the comparable two-day period in 2008.
“Our sport’s signature events continue to generate considerable enthusiasm among longtime fans as well as those who are just beginning to enjoy the sport and this volume of web traffic certainly affirms that,” said Equibase President and Chief Operating Officer, Hank Zeitlin. “We look forward to providing a wide range of racing information in support of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in the weeks ahead.”
Equibase.com features a comprehensive menu of free entries, results and race charts as well as premium handicapping products from past performances to selections for handicappers of every skill level. The site is also home to Virtual Stable®, which provides e-mail notification of entry, result and workout information for horses that fans want to follow. Virtual Stable also offers seasonal “race series” notifications, a once-daily report of activity for contenders for the Triple Crown races and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Equibase Company is a partnership between The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Through its web site, equibase.com, the company provides a comprehensive menu of racing information, statistics and handicapping products for everyone from the sophisticated handicapper to the casual fan.