(PRWEB) August 15, 2014
There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner in horse racing since Affirmed won the title in 1978. This is Digiturf.com’s second Triple Crown Championship winner following a ten-year break since Samster won the title with Annie’s Dangerous in November 29, 2003.
Cmr Racing’s three-year old colt, Ripen, took first place in Digiturf.com’s Triple Crown Sprint, Triple Crown Classic and Triple Crown Stayers championships over three consecutive days to become the world’s newest Triple Crown champion. The victory also increases Cmr Racing’s profile to include 6 championship titles, earnings of $169,000 in stakes, and the prestige of winning the Triple Crown title.
The news of the recent Triple Crown victory has prompted players to start buying more three-year-old horses in anticipation of Digiturf.com’s 41st racing season. Everybody wants to be part of the Triple Crown action, even returning players who are dusting off their racing silks and saddling up with renewed enthusiasm to win the most elusive title in the world of virtual horse racing. The total championship series is worth over $80,000 in stakes but the Triple Crown title is priceless.
A Digiturf.com spokesperson said, “We were completely blown away when Ripen won the Triple Crown. Players were wondering whether it was even possible anymore but Ripen has restored optimism in the community and for the future of virtual horse racing at Digiturf.com.”
Cmr Racing adding, “Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of Ripen's quest to become the second horse, and the first colt, in Digiturf.com’s history to win the Triple Crown. I'm not so sure I’m deserving of all this attention because Ripen pretty much does it all on his own. He's one amazing animal!”
Digiturf.com is an online horse racing game where players race their virtual horses against other players for real stakes. Players must train their horses for competitive racing and develop a successful long-term racing strategy that increases their wins, winnings and prestige in the community.
The thrill of winning any horse race is only amplified by the value of the stakes and the strength of the competition in the final field. Winning a championship is considered the ultimate accomplishment for any horse trainer but winning all three of the championships that form the Triple Crown of Horse Racing is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Champions can be forgotten, but a Triple Crown Championship winner is remembered forever. It’s not only the accomplishment that captures people’s imagination; it’s the unlikelihood of it happening. Few people outside of horse racing had ever heard of California Chrome before his Triple Crown campaign, but after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes public support for him to win the Belmont Stakes reached fever pitch.
Virtual horse racing at Digiturf.com is no different. When Digiturf.com announced that Cmr Racing's 3Y colt Ripen had won both the Triple Crown Sprint and the Triple Crown Classic championship races; and was tipped to win the Triple Crown Stayers, public support for Ripen skyrocketed. Even players competing against Cmr Racing conceded they would accept second place if Ripen could make history.
It is a historic milestone that has the virtual horse racing community excited for the future.
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