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28 March 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Online gaming giant announced today that it has extended an offer to Triple Crown Productions, LLC to put up the $5-million prize for the owner whose horse wins all three races of the Triple Crown.

The offer, which was presented to Triple Crown Productions, LLC last week, comes on the heels of news that horse racing's Triple Crown will be run without a title sponsor for the first time in nearly 20 years. Without a sponsor putting up the money, it is likely that there will not be a $5-million bonus for winning the Triple Crown title.

"Winning all three of these thoroughbred horse races represents the pinnacle of horse racing," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of " would be honored to play a part in ensuring that one of the sport's greatest and rarest prizes is kept intact."

The Triple Crown is horse racing's most prestigious and important racing series. On Saturday, May 6, an estimated 25 million fans in the US and millions more around the world will tune into the "most exciting two minutes in sports" and the first leg of the Triple Crown, the 132nd Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs. The 131st Preakness Stakes runs at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore on May 20, and the 138th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Long Island, N.Y., on June 10 rounds out the Triple Crown.

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