Grand Prize Package Includes Trip to Pimlico for Preakness Stakes and $25,000 Wager


May 7, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to congratulate the Grand Prize Winner of its $25K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes, John Blue of Belmont Shore, California.  As the Grand Prize Winner, Blue and a guest will travel to this year’s Preakness Stakes, where they’ll receive VIP accommodations at Pimlico for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, and Blue will also make a $25,000 Win wager on a horse of his choosing in the Preakness.


Blue was randomly selected from all participating Xpressbet customers, having earned Sweepstakes entries for wagers he made with Xpressbet between April 1 and May 3, 2015.  Customers received one entry for every bet they made with Xpressbet.  In addition to his wager and track accommodations both Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day, the Grand Prize Package includes roundtrip airfare and lodging.  In addition, 50 Second Prize Winners each received a $100 Xpressbet wagering voucher.


Last year, Grand Prize Winner, Tim Lanning, turned his Preakness Big Bet into a life-changing payday as he correctly identified California Chrome as the horse to bet in the Preakness.  This year, Blue will need to decide between several legitimate superstars, as the 1-2-3 finishers of the Kentucky Derby – American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund – are targeting the Preakness for their next race.


“It’s very important to us to bring the experience of a great day at a marquee race to one of our customers,” commented Kerry Carlson, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Xpressbet.  “We wish John all of the best in making his bet, and moreover hope he has the time of his life at Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes.”


Earlier this year, Xpressbet customer, Tom Kurtz, turned a bet on Dortmund in the Santa Anita Derby into a $16,000 payday.  Last year, three Xpressbet customers – Tim Lanning, as well as Scott Shore and Tom Guadagno – made winning Sweepstakes Bets at the Preakness, Santa Anita Derby and Florida Derby, respectively.


About Xpressbet

The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in California and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award- winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets.