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XPRESSBET’S $50K PREAKNESS BIG BET WINNER IS TIMOTHY LANNING
Longtime Racing Fan Will Place $50,000 Win Bet on 139th Preakness Stakes
May 8, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Online wagering provider Xpressbet is excited to announce the winner of its $50K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes – Timothy Lanning of Palm Coast, Florida. As the winner of the Sweepstakes, Lanning receives a trip for two to this year’s Preakness Stakes to make a $50,000 Win wager on a horse of his choosing in the Preakness.
Lanning’s VIP trip includes premium accommodations at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day, as well as roundtrip airfare to Baltimore and hotel accommodations for 3 nights. A longtime racing fan and avid handicapper, Lanning previously lived down the street from Belmont Park, but has not been to a racetrack since moving to Florida 7 years ago. He looks forward to once again attending a day at the races, especially on a day as significant as Preakness Stakes Day.
“I couldn’t be more grateful to Xpressbet for giving me this amazing opportunity, and I’m incredibly excited to attend this year’s Preakness,” Lanning said. “I’m already keeping a very close eye on the horses that have committed to running in the race, and I’m sure I’ll spend a lot of time handicapping the race and trying to determine which horse I’ll be placing my $50,000 Win bet on.”
Lanning is Xpressbet’s third ‘Big Bet’ winner of the year, preceded by $10K Big Bet winners Tom Guadagno and Scott Shore. Guadagno and Shore were each winners of a $10,000 Win bet on a key Triple Crown prep at a Stronach Group racetrack – Guadagno made his bet on the Florida Derby, while Shore’s was on the Santa Anita Derby. Both Big Bets were successful, as Guadagno put his $10,000 bet on Constitution at Gulfstream Park, netting him a $43,000 return, while Shore made his bet on California Chrome at Santa Anita, resulting in a $17,000 payday.
“We’re all cheering for Timothy to keep our Big Bet winning streak going, and our fingers are crossed that he picks the winner just as Tom and Scott did,” added Xpressbet Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kerry Carlson. “We hope he has a great time at the races, and enjoys all of the excitement and fun that Pimlico presents on Preakness weekend.”
Help Timothy pick the Preakness winner by voting for the winner in Xpressbet’s Facebook Poll beginning Thursday, May 15. To participate and tell us who you like in the Preakness, simply visit Xpressbet’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/xpressbet) and ‘Like’ the company to access the voting page.
Xpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates 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 award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network.