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Crown Weekly: Run for the Roses

Crown Weekly: Run for the Roses

Jul 22, 2024
Welcome to Run for the Roses week! We’ve nearly completed another month of the Photo Finish™ schedule, and the final week of Season 17 is set to be the splashiest. Qualifier races are underway to determine which horses will battle on the tracks this weekend in the Virtual Kentucky Derby on Saturday night. Click here […]
Crown Weekly: Season 17 Midway Check-In

Crown Weekly: Season 17 Midway Check-In

Jul 15, 2024
Not all seasons are created equally, and Season 17 at Photo Finish™ LIVE is shaping up to be one to remember. Between platform upgrades, changes, and things to come, we’ve got plenty to discuss in this week’s edition of the Crown Weekly. Jump in, catch up, and look ahead as we enter the back half […]
PFP Staking Update: Introducing $CROWN Vouchers

PFP Staking Update: Introducing $CROWN Vouchers

Jul 12, 2024
NOTE: This is a meaningful change, and we suggest you read this article in full! Beginning with Season 18, the concept of staking your Photo Finish PFP to earn $CROWN is ending.  In its place, we are releasing new collections of NFTs called $CROWN Vouchers.  It’s important to note that while this change means the […]
Alex Scott Joins Third Time Games as Advisor, Eyeing Middle East Expansion

Alex Scott Joins Third Time Games as Advisor, Eyeing Middle East Expansion

Jul 11, 2024
In an ambitious move to expand its footprint in the Middle East, Third Time Games is proud to announce Alex Scott has joined the company’s advisory board.  Scott, a Dubai-based leading member of Superteam UAE, brings over 14 years of experience leading teams in traditional finance, big tech, and web3, including launching new businesses at […]
Crown Weekly: Championship Week

Crown Weekly: Championship Week

Jul 08, 2024
The smoke from a festive first week of Season 17 has cleared, but we’re still buzzing from one of the most fun weeks in Photo Finish™ history. We’ve got plenty to review and even more to look forward to. From hot dogs to hot action to come on the tracks in the coming days, we’ve […]
Crown Weekly: Richie Talks Race Schedule

Crown Weekly: Richie Talks Race Schedule

Jul 01, 2024
As we do every season, we cornered Third Time Games Product Manager and race schedule czar Richie Choi into a corner and demanded answers to the most frequently asked community questions. Just kidding — Richie reminded us he had plenty to share as we head into Season 17, and Community Manager Bryce was more than […]
🇺🇸 🌭 $1.50 Hot Dog Day on July 4! 🌭 🇺🇸

🇺🇸 🌭 $1.50 Hot Dog Day on July 4! 🌭 🇺🇸

Jun 30, 2024
Third Time Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative within Photo Finish™ LIVE — custom stimmies!
Maximize Your Rewards: Why You Need a Solana-Compatible Wallet

Maximize Your Rewards: Why You Need a Solana-Compatible Wallet

Jun 27, 2024
Are you hoping to enjoy all the benefits of being a Photo Finish™ LIVE stable owner? Of course, you are. But to receive some real money rewards, you’ll need a Solana-compatible wallet. Third Time Games continually seeks friends and partners interested in delivering rewards and benefits to our players. One of the most common ways […]
Crown Weekly: Season Finale

Crown Weekly: Season Finale

Jun 24, 2024
Last stop before Season 17 — it’s Derby week! We’ve got plenty of news and updates to share, including a reminder that one of you will win $10,000 worth of $CROWN this weekend. Ready to finish Season 16 off with a bang? Let’s touch on the high-level need-to-knows and get you primed for the final […]
Crown Weekly: Week 3 Preview

Crown Weekly: Week 3 Preview

Jun 18, 2024
Everyone grab a Gatorade and some orange slices — we’ve reached halftime of Season 16. With the second half of this season featuring the busiest slate of live racing streams, race series, and giveaways, you’ll need to focus your energy on what matters most. To help you jump back into the action in Week 3, […]
Competing on a Budget: Tips & Tricks

Competing on a Budget: Tips & Tricks

Jun 10, 2024
Everyone loves rooting for the underdog, and Photo Finish™ LIVE is no exception. So much so that large swaths of the racing schedule have catered to the smaller-to-middle stables in terms of budget and number of racehorses.  Thanks to that focus, finding success on the race tracks doesn’t have to come with a hefty price […]
Season 16 Preview: Richie Check-In

Season 16 Preview: Richie Check-In

Jun 03, 2024
We’re back! Another season in the books means another season debut and another check-in with the community. As Season 16 kicks off, we’re thrilled to share various updates and changes designed to enhance your racing experience and provide more places for more horses to earn more money.  Our adjustments in Season 16 align with some […]
‘Making History’: Charlie Chaplin Looks to Clinch Major Series Trifecta

‘Making History’: Charlie Chaplin Looks to Clinch Major Series Trifecta

May 31, 2024
All eyes are on Celtic Monke Racing’s Charlie Chaplin heading into this weekend’s Season 15 Virtual Kentucky Derby as the three-year-old eyes history in its quest to become the first-ever Photo Finish™ horse to win three major series races in a single season. True to his namesake, Charlie Chaplin is writing a storyline worthy of […]
$CROWN Race Allocation Updates

$CROWN Race Allocation Updates

May 30, 2024
Hey everyone!  I wanted to check in quickly on some key economic details—both challenges and opportunities—as well as the various short-term and long-term irons in the fire.  Some of our planned solutions have come directly from community suggestions, while others come from options at our disposal, thanks to the immense utility that $CROWN provides within […]
Season 15 Superfecta Scratch-Off Minting NOW LIVE

Season 15 Superfecta Scratch-Off Minting NOW LIVE

May 28, 2024
Let’s run the Superfecta back! By now, you’ve heard that the Photo Finish™ LIVE Superfecta tickets minted before the Kentucky Derby did not win the grand prize, but good news—we’re rerunning the contest with a twist, and your tickets are again eligible to win a share of $100,000 worth of $CROWN!  Nearly 30,000 of the […]
Crown Weekly: Virtual Kentucky Derby Week

Crown Weekly: Virtual Kentucky Derby Week

May 28, 2024
Another roundtrip around the Photo Finish™ playground is almost complete, as we are again approaching the final stretch of an eventful season. Fifteen seasons in the books? Time, indeed, does fly when you’re having fun. Just as we do each week, let’s drop some need-to-know notes in this Crown Weekly to set the stage for […]
Crown Weekly: Season 15, Week 3

Crown Weekly: Season 15, Week 3

May 20, 2024
We’re so back. Back for another week around the Photo Finish™ LIVE sun, and back to the grind that is methodically placing brick-by-brick the foundation for a massive second half of the year push toward web3 gaming dominance. Grab some light reading as we venture into another week filled with progress across the board in […]
Crown Weekly: Back on Track

Crown Weekly: Back on Track

May 13, 2024
Season 15 is in full swing, and as the dust settles from the Kentucky Derby, Photo Finish™ LIVE is full speed ahead with an assortment of news, development updates, and marketing initiatives aimed at growing the game globally. We’ve got tons of news to share, so let’s touch on it all in this week’s Crown […]
Season 15: Richie Check-In

Season 15: Richie Check-In

May 08, 2024
We usually kick off each new Photo Finish™ season by reviewing last season’s racing, horse pick participation, and previewing what’s to come. Excuse our tardiness this season. Those of you who followed along with our experience at the Kentucky Derby last weekend can probably imagine how we’re still catching up on things and recovering from […]
Introducing: The PFL Pick’Em Challenge Series

Introducing: The PFL Pick’Em Challenge Series

May 08, 2024
Join us every Thursday and Saturday for the PFL Pick’ Em Challenge Series!  Running alongside each PFL season, the Pick’ Em series will feature events from various race tracks and sprinkle in races from Photo Finish™ LIVE every Thursday and Saturday.  Pick Em Series Details Forms & Tracking To get started, bookmark the links below. […]
Crown Weekly: Back to Horse Business

Crown Weekly: Back to Horse Business

May 06, 2024
What can be said to aptly sum up the life-changing experience that was Churchill Downs this past weekend? It will be nearly impossible, but we’ll try to accomplish it for this entire week and likely until next year. Third Time Games is overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as we attempt to fully grasp the memories […]
Crown Weekly: Run for the Roses

Crown Weekly: Run for the Roses

Apr 28, 2024
Life is all about having something to look forward to. Something you go to bed and wake up thinking about. For everyone involved in Photo Finish™ and the entire horse racing world, the date we’ve circled on our calendars has arrived: May 4, 2024, the 150th Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is Christmas in May […]
$100,000 SUPERFecta Scratch-Off Event!

$100,000 SUPERFecta Scratch-Off Event!

Apr 24, 2024
Photo Finish™ LIVE is thrilled to announce the $100,000 SuperFecta Scratch-Off event, a chance for all of Web3 to have a rooting interest in the historic 150th Kentucky Derby happening on May 4!  We are also thrilled to share that we’ve decided to build this event with the help of our friends at Coinbase on […]
Crown Weekly: Superfecta

Crown Weekly: Superfecta

Apr 15, 2024
There seems never to be a dull moment in the web3 world, and the same can be said for Photo Finish™ LIVE—but thankfully, for all the right reasons. News and events are coming at us in all directions just a few weeks from the May 4, 150th Kentucky Derby. From marketing initiatives to racing events […]
Season 14 Preview: Countdown to Churchill

Season 14 Preview: Countdown to Churchill

Apr 08, 2024
The season that we’ve all had circled on the calendar for over a year is finally upon us — welcome to Season 14. On April 12, 2023, it was announced that Third Time Games and Churchill Downs had agreed upon a multi-year partnership deal that made Photo Finish™ LIVE the Official Gaming Partner of the […]
Crown Weekly: Virtual Kentucky Derby Week

Crown Weekly: Virtual Kentucky Derby Week

Apr 01, 2024
The final week of Season 13 has arrived! We’ve got a hot new partnership to discuss, a Spaces about Spaces, and, of course, the preview of the season’s biggest race. Let’s get after another edition of the CROWN Weekly Season 13 Virtual Kentucky Derby  It’s easy to take for granted that every season, Photo Finish™ […]
Crown Weekly: Back to Horse Business

Crown Weekly: Back to Horse Business

Mar 24, 2024
Let’s kick off another week of Horse Business, shall we? We’re wishing CROWN a Happy Birthday, celebrating a great deed the community recently accomplished, setting the stage for another packed week of live streams, and prepping for the Artemis Cup. Life comes at you fast in Photo Finish™. Let’s cover what you need to know […]
Photo Finish™ Community Raises Over $81,000 in Honor of SlyRaven to Benefit Her Children’s Future

Photo Finish™ Community Raises Over $81,000 in Honor of SlyRaven to Benefit Her Children’s Future

Mar 21, 2024
In an inspiring display of community togetherness and compassion this past week, the Photo Finish™ family rallied in honor of the memory of a beloved member and friend, Amber Coleman, aka SlyRaven, who recently passed away after a yearslong battle with ALS. Following the unfortunate news of Amber’s passing, the PFL family jumped into action […]
Happy Anniversary, $CROWN!

Happy Anniversary, $CROWN!

Mar 19, 2024
March 22, 2023: Season 1 officially begins. Cardinal Staking opens. Sometimes it feels like a year has blown by, other times it feels like I’ve aged 20 years in the past 1. Both are true. I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about some present and future plans of $CROWN briefly as we close […]
Crown Weekly: March Madness

Crown Weekly: March Madness

Mar 17, 2024
In Photo Finish™, the calm before the storm equates to the first week of the season being set aside for the craziest action—Foal’s Day and a new breeding session. With the season’s beginning tasks checked off our to-do list, we’re back in the saddle, ready to embark on another season of record-breaking success. On the […]
‘Rally for Raven’: Auction Details

‘Rally for Raven’: Auction Details

Mar 12, 2024
The Photo Finish™ LIVE community is rallying to support the family of its remarkable and inspiring member, Amber Coleman, known fondly as SlyRaven, the owner of Blackbird Stables, who recently concluded her courageous fight with ALS. Amber was driven by a powerful ‘Why’ — her mission being to ensure her children were cared for and […]
$CROWN Listed on MEXC Exchange

$CROWN Listed on MEXC Exchange

Mar 11, 2024
Third Time Games is excited to announce that $CROWN, the utility token utilized within the Photo Finish™ LIVE virtual horse racing ecosystem, will be available on the globally popular MEXC exchange beginning on March 12, 14:00 UTC. Adding $CROWN to the MEXC exchange not only marks a significant step in our mission to make $CROWN […]
Season 13 Preview

Season 13 Preview

Mar 11, 2024
Welcome to Season 13, everyone! As with every season, we kick things off with everyone’s favorite horse business holiday, Foal’s Day, when a crop of new virtual horses enters the PFL world. We have much to do this week as we embark on another four-week trek around the Photo Finish™ world. Let’s get after it. […]
Fly High, SlyRaven

Fly High, SlyRaven

Mar 10, 2024
We regret to share the sad news that SlyRaven, aka Amber Coleman (owner of Blackbird Stables) has left us after a valiant battle with ALS.
New Show: ‘Stable to Stardom’ Debuts

New Show: ‘Stable to Stardom’ Debuts

Mar 06, 2024
The Photo Finish™ LIVE community is expanding its content with the debut of a brand new show, “Stable to Stardom,” – a stream dedicated to documenting and supporting the rise from newcomer to podium mainstay.  Set to premiere tonight, we checked in with the hosts, Brody and Mark, to give the community a quick glimpse […]
Crown Weekly: Road to the Roses

Crown Weekly: Road to the Roses

Mar 04, 2024
The Road to the Kentucky Derby is underway, and so is the final stretch to another eventful and successful season at Photo Finish™ LIVE! We’ve seen new major contenders enter the fray, the debut of new shows from community content creators, and a rapidly evolving racing and breeding ecosystem beginning to flourish on the cusp […]
Meet Zedge: The Most Bullish PFL Man in the World

Meet Zedge: The Most Bullish PFL Man in the World

Mar 01, 2024
Nearly 4,000 new Photo Finish™ stables have been created in 2024, but none more impactful than that of one that joined the fray just ten days ago — Celtic Monke Racing, owned by a player that goes by Zedge_jpeg on X. A seasoned Wall Street expert, early Bitcoin adopter, and most importantly, father to two kids […]
Inside the Win: JPEG Junkie Stables Notches First-Major Race Victory

Inside the Win: JPEG Junkie Stables Notches First-Major Race Victory

Feb 27, 2024
Have a day, JPEG Junkie Stables!  In their first-ever major race series race at Photo Finish Live, JPEG Junkie and its three-year S+  colt Something Spooky took down first place in Saturday Night’s Harbor Classic Sprint and a hefty purse of $3,290.  As one may expect, in a postrace chat with PFL about the experience, […]
Crown Weekly: Road to Artemis

Crown Weekly: Road to Artemis

Feb 26, 2024
So, did anyone do anything fun over the weekend? Yeah, us neither. If you’re new to the program — and it appears many of you are — let this piece of the internet formally introduce itself: hello, hi, and welcome to the CROWN Weekly, your Monday morning Photo Finish™ LIVE pacesetter for the week ahead. […]
Season 12: Meet the Majority Track Owners

Season 12: Meet the Majority Track Owners

Feb 23, 2024
Part of what makes Photo Finish™ LIVE so much more than just a game is that the competition transcends what happens on the racetracks and enters into what we affectionately refer to as Horse Business.  Many times, it’s the game within the game that is most thrilling. And that includes jockeying for the lone majority […]
Introducing: BONK Raceway

Introducing: BONK Raceway

Feb 22, 2024
Introducing BONK Raceway!  We are thrilled to share that the esteemed Victoria Racecourse, a jewel in our collection of world-class tracks showcased, is undergoing a limited-time transformation to bring the iconic eye-popping branding of everyone’s favorite dog coin, BONK, to the Photo Finish™ racing world.  Thanks to the track’s current majority stakeholder, OEB Racing & […]
$CROWN Now Listed on Cube Exchange

$CROWN Now Listed on Cube Exchange

Feb 16, 2024
Third Time Entertainment, creators of the real money virtual horse racing game Photo Finish™ LIVE,  is thrilled to announce the listing of its utility token, $CROWN, on Cube Exchange – a revolutionary crypto trading platform set to launch in the coming weeks.  The Cube listing marks the beginning of a new era for $CROWN, providing […]
The Vision

The Vision

Feb 14, 2024
Imagine how exhilarating it would be to own a horse that’s running in the Kentucky Derby. The most exciting 2 minutes in sports. The pageantry, the mint juleps, the hats!  Unfortunately, none of us really have been blessed with that opportunity. As we all know, horse racing is called the “Sport of Kings” for a […]
Crown Weekly: Season 12 Primer

Crown Weekly: Season 12 Primer

Feb 12, 2024
Last Week’s Highlights Race for the Roses: 20-1 Queens Consort wins the Kentucky Derby Season 12 schedule released Media Appearances: CEO & Founder Ian Cummings live on Spaces Rookie Rally: Updated eligibility and information announced MJ Across the Board w/Mo Knowz Helius Labs CEO calls Photo Finish the most underrated game on Solana PFTDRF.com creator […]
Season 11 Recap: Richie!!!!

Season 11 Recap: Richie!!!!

Feb 11, 2024
The credits are playing on Season 11, which can only mean one thing — we’re preparing to do it all over again in just a few hours, as the Season 12 floodgates open with everyone’s favorite day of the month — Foal’s Day. In keeping with our promise to keep a direct line to our […]
CROWN Weekly: Road to the Derby

CROWN Weekly: Road to the Derby

Feb 05, 2024
It’s Virtual Kentucky Derby week! The final stretch of Season 11’s track is upon us as Photo Finish™ enters the final week of the current season. In a few short days, the game of the Kentucky Derby will crown another Road to the Derby champion, thus etching another name in web3 gaming lore. This […]
Exploring the ‘Future of Community’ Through Web3: Interview with Author Justin Shenkarow

Exploring the ‘Future of Community’ Through Web3: Interview with Author Justin Shenkarow

Feb 02, 2024
If there is one thing we’ve learned from the perseverance and eventual emergence of Photo Finish™ during the bear market doldrums, it’s that community matters. Even in the worst times, the right people building the right things will always be on top, particularly in Web3, where the product is the people.  With those thoughts in […]
Ovation Update: Checking-In on the $50,000 Photo Finish™ Foal

Ovation Update: Checking-In on the $50,000 Photo Finish™ Foal

Jan 25, 2024
In November, we caught up with The Commish from Solanaut Stables to chat about his team’s recent record-breaking $50,000 purchase of the racehorse Ovation.  Back then, the eye-popping transaction between Solanaut Stables and the seller, RVA Racing, stopped the game in its tracks and has had players buzzing. A few months later, with one breeding […]
Crown Weekly: This Week’s Look Ahead

Crown Weekly: This Week’s Look Ahead

Jan 29, 2024
ICYMI: Week 2 Highlights Every day of every week within a Photo Finish™ month-long season is an event in and of itself, and Week 2 was no exception. Let’s catch you on the need-to-know’s that arrived in Season 11’s Week 2: Horse Picks 101 w/DoughBoy: Catch the Spaces replay that introduced wagering. Media Appearances: Third […]
Crown Weekly: Off and Running

Crown Weekly: Off and Running

Jan 22, 2024
If this past week indicated the pace at which Photo Finish™ will make news, 2024 will be one hell of a year. From alliances with one of the biggest crypto influencers to collaborations with one of Solana’s premier tokens, it’s tough to believe last week was just a week. And we haven’t even yet mentioned […]
History is Born: Meet ‘Exoticus’ the First-Ever SS- Grade Racehorse

History is Born: Meet ‘Exoticus’ the First-Ever SS- Grade Racehorse

Jan 19, 2024
Season 11’s Foal’s Day introduced over 4,000 new thoroughbreds into the Photo Finish™ world, but none with more fanfare than that of a new legend – Exoticus, the first-ever SS-horse.
Alex Becker joins Advisory Board

Alex Becker joins Advisory Board

Jan 15, 2024
I am excited to announce a strategic addition to the advisory board of Third Time Entertainment: Alex Becker, Founder of AI-software company Hyros and a celebrated advocate and key opinion leader in the web3 ecosystem.  With a formidable YouTube presence boasting 1.39 million subscribers and over 60 million lifetime views, Becker’s inclusion marks a pivotal […]
Season 11 Race Schedule: !Richie

Season 11 Race Schedule: !Richie

Jan 14, 2024
Hey, Photo Finishoooors. It’s me, Third Time Product Director Richie Choi, back for another pre-season check-in, hoping to provide some thoughts and insight on the season’s upcoming race schedule.  As is the Third Time Games motto – progress,  not perfection. This sentiment certainly applies to how we attack reassessing and reiterating the Photo Finish race […]
Crown Weekly: Road to the Derby

Crown Weekly: Road to the Derby

Jan 08, 2024
Back like we never left — it’s the first 2024 edition of the Crown Weekly! To say we’re back insinuates that, at some point, we left, and we know that was never the case. Even while the holidays were in full swing, the Third Time team and the Photo Finish™ community continued horse business as […]
Let’s Ride: The Past, Present, and Future of Photo Finish™

Let’s Ride: The Past, Present, and Future of Photo Finish™

Jan 01, 2024
Happy New Year from Ian Cummings and the rest of the team at Third Time!  As the kids would say, last year was a movie.  Sure, at times, that movie was a disaster movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hanging from a helicopter, hovering just above a tsunami while attempting to save people from burning […]
How to Register for the Rookie Rally Series

How to Register for the Rookie Rally Series

Dec 22, 2023
Introducing the Rookie Rally race series — a new initiative aimed at kickstarting newcomers’ Photo Finish™ legacy by welcoming stables at the door with a free entry race. Here’s how you can turn your first foray into Photo Finish™ into an opportunity to test drive your new horse for free while at the same time […]
Photo Finish™ Onboarding Resource Center

Photo Finish™ Onboarding Resource Center

Dec 18, 2023
Welcome to Photo Finish™ LIVE! Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer, this guide is designed to help you quickly navigate the exciting landscape of Photo Finish™ LIVE and get the most out of your experience. From vital content created by the community to resources from the Photo Finish™ team, below are some of […]
Third Time Games Founder & CEO Ian Cummings Chats with Zima Red

Third Time Games Founder & CEO Ian Cummings Chats with Zima Red

Dec 20, 2023
Third Time Games Founder & CEO Ian Cummings recently joined Zima Red and the show’s host, Andrew Steinwold, to chat about everything from discovering his lifelong obsession with game development to the events that have followed throughout his 23-year career. From grinding his way from an intern at EA Sports to the Creative Director of […]
Win a Free Horse: Introducing the First-Timers Furlong Series

Win a Free Horse: Introducing the First-Timers Furlong Series

Dec 20, 2023
Photo Finish™ LIVE is taking training wheels off of the Trainer Horses — introducing the First-Timers Furlong Series! Everyone has always received a free Trainer Horse in their stable upon sign-up, but until now, those horses were purely meant for educational and practice purposes. As of today, that’s all changed. Let’s dive into how Trainer […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Allowance Races

The Beginner’s Guide to Allowance Races

Dec 14, 2023
Long before Photo Finish™ LIVE and NFT virtual horse racing became a thing, real-life horse racing had much of the game figured out. With its rich history and tradition, it is a sport that has captivated sports fans for centuries, largely thanks to trial-and-error that has taken place for decades and resulted in intricate forms of competition that make the sport what it is today.
NFT Virtual Horse Racing: Photo Finish™ LIVE Showcases Bull Case for Web3 Gaming

NFT Virtual Horse Racing: Photo Finish™ LIVE Showcases Bull Case for Web3 Gaming

Dec 13, 2023
NFT virtual horse racing: an intriguing enigma wrapped in a mystery for some, but for those that already own the digital equines, a way of life. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re at least semi-familiar with the benefits of blockchain technology and NFTs; however, you may not be familiar with the added value of […]
Photo Finish™ Welcomes Mad Lads Racing Syndicate, Mad Stables

Photo Finish™ Welcomes Mad Lads Racing Syndicate, Mad Stables

Dec 12, 2023
Mad Lads is in the building. As recently touched on in the community blog – teams of all shapes and sizes are forming around the Photo Finish™ community. From dorm rooms to DAOs, players are beginning to find the utility in pooling resources to create a super stable.  While we don’t have a crystal ball, […]
Rethinking $CROWN Incentives: A Path to Sustained Growth and Stability

Rethinking $CROWN Incentives: A Path to Sustained Growth and Stability

Dec 08, 2023
Hello horse enjoyers! In this blog, we’ve got some changes to announce regarding how $CROWN racing incentives (also known as ‘stimmies’)  will work in the coming seasons. But before we start, let’s review the tape. The $CROWN token plays a pivotal role in incentivizing racing within our platform as we work towards maturing our economy.[…]
The Beginner’s Guide to Swapping on Jupiter Exchange

The Beginner’s Guide to Swapping on Jupiter Exchange

Dec 11, 2023
Jupiter Exchange is an excellent platform if you’re new to decentralized finance (DeFi) and eager to explore the exciting realm of swapping digital assets. For Photo Finish™ LIVE purposes, Jupiter is also a great place to acquire $CROWN easily — the utility token of our ecosystem. This guide will walk you through the basics of […]
Crown Weekly: Road to the Kentucky Derby Begins

Crown Weekly: Road to the Kentucky Derby Begins

Dec 11, 2023
We’ve reached the final turn of Season 9, with this weekend’s Virtual Kentucky Derby in our sights. Between the exciting conclusion to Season 9 and the much-anticipated Season 10 windows soon arriving, there is Photo Finish™ news coming at us from all directions, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Let’s wrap up last […]
Beginner’s Guide to Photo Finish™ LIVE Third-Party Tools

Beginner’s Guide to Photo Finish™ LIVE Third-Party Tools

Dec 08, 2023
Even the greatest games are ultimately judged by those who play them, talk about them, and share with others what they find most compelling and interesting and why spending their valuable free time playing them is advantageous. But in a Web3 gaming world, players do more than talk about what a gaming company has built; […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Breeding

The Beginner’s Guide to Breeding

Dec 07, 2023
Now that you’ve read Part 1 of The Beginner’s Guide, created an account, and obtained your first horse, you’re ready for the talk about the Photo Finish™ breeding process. Because the only thing better about a Photo Finish™ horse is more Photo Finish™ horses. Particularly when you had a say in things.  Breeding in Photo […]
150 Days Until the 150th Kentucky Derby: PFJC Members Ready For an Unforgettable Experience

150 Days Until the 150th Kentucky Derby: PFJC Members Ready For an Unforgettable Experience

Dec 06, 2023
150 to 150.  Today marks 150 days until the historic running of the 150th Kentucky Derby. With the countdown officially on, Photo Finish™ Jockey Club executives located all around the globe have begun preparing to attend the race, live and in color, together for the first time in what is planned as an incredible VIP experience. […]
You Can Now Use $CROWN and $DGEN to Purchase NFTs on Sniper Marketplace

You Can Now Use $CROWN and $DGEN to Purchase NFTs on Sniper Marketplace

Dec 05, 2023
Third Time Games is excited to share that Sniper Marketplace has recently integrated support for $CROWN and $DGEN within their platform, adding a new layer of utility and liquidity to both utility tokens.  Fueled by technologies and integrations provided by Jupiter, Jito Labs, and Birdeye, Sniper has launched support enabling users to shop for NFTs […]
Crown Weekly: Team Takeover

Crown Weekly: Team Takeover

Dec 04, 2023
Put another brick on the Photo Finish™ wall, as we’ve officially hit the midway point of Season 9. From double-the-major Race fun to record sales, product updates, and an influx of new players, the past seven days have only strengthened the foundation as we inch toward the Virtual Kentucky Derby and the end of 2023. […]
Meet the Teams: Stables Offering Partial Ownership Opportunites

Meet the Teams: Stables Offering Partial Ownership Opportunites

Dec 01, 2023
Where there is smoke, there is fire. As of late, the Photo Finish™ sign-up page has been ablaze with a particular kind of new stable owner emerging on the scene. Teams are forming — in some circles, referred to as DAOs or syndicates. These groups pool money and resources to form a stable with a […]
New Feature Release: Scratches!

New Feature Release: Scratches!

Nov 30, 2023
We’ve just released a brand new update that’s been long-requested by the community: “Scratches”! A ‘scratch’ is just a different way to say ‘back out of the race’. We know many times you’ve accidentally entered a horse into the wrong race on accident with no recourse. Well, now you can simply pay a $CROWN ‘scratch […]
Third Time Games Business Development Lead Ryan Duguid Brings Photo Finish™ Worldwide

Third Time Games Business Development Lead Ryan Duguid Brings Photo Finish™ Worldwide

Nov 30, 2023
It’s estimated that there are 600 million horse racing fans worldwide. While even a juggernaut professional league like the NFL works overtime to capture attention outside the United States, the ‘Sport of Kings’ long ago positioned itself as a global sports language. That, coupled with the knowledge that the Photo Finish™ LIVE community is stationed […]
Standing ‘Ovation’: Photo Finish™ Horse Sells For Record $50,000

Standing ‘Ovation’: Photo Finish™ Horse Sells For Record $50,000

Nov 29, 2023
Some mile markers in the Photo Finish™ road just hit differently. Those that make you stop and consider that this is really happening. Then, some days completely take your breath away, such as Monday, when a horse named ‘Ovation’ sold for a record $50,000. The eye-popping transaction between the buyer, The Commish, at the helm […]
Crown Weekly: Studs and Stars

Crown Weekly: Studs and Stars

Nov 27, 2023
A new Photo Finish™ season is a lot like your favorite amusement park ride — before you’ve even completed a spin, you’re already thinking about how you do it all over again. Luckily, all community members receive the same Fast Pass, which is good to skip right to the front of the line for unlimited […]
Beyond The Game: Blackbird Stables Shares How Photo Finish™ Brightens Her Battle with ALS

Beyond The Game: Blackbird Stables Shares How Photo Finish™ Brightens Her Battle with ALS

Nov 23, 2023
Along the way, everyone meets exceptional individuals who are bigger than life and live their lives to the fullest regardless of circumstances. If you haven’t ever met one of those people, meet Amber Coleman – a dedicated player of Photo Finish™ LIVE and a shining example of how, for some, carpe diem is more than […]
Crown Weekly: Welcome to Season 9

Crown Weekly: Welcome to Season 9

Nov 20, 2023
Live comes at you fast here at Photo Finish™, meaning we have little time to waste mulling over the past with the future here and now. The Virtual Kentucky Derby just occurred, and Churchill Downs helped Photo Finish™ promote the event across several social media channels. Season 9 is here; it’s Foal’s Day, and the […]
Claimed Horse Wins the Virtual Kentucky Derby

Claimed Horse Wins the Virtual Kentucky Derby

Nov 19, 2023
On Saturday night, SOLmate Stables took home the prestigious Virtual Kentucky Derby title with a horse acquired through a Photo Finish™ LIVE Claiming Race, a monumental moment in Photo Finish™ history that not only marks an outstanding achievement for SOLmate themselves but showcases the accessibility of success for newcomers. A claiming race in horse racing […]
Photo Finish™ LIVE Community Holds Charity Auction For Philippines Children’s Hospital

Photo Finish™ LIVE Community Holds Charity Auction For Philippines Children’s Hospital

Nov 17, 2023
Today, Friday, November 17, at 6 pm EST, join the Photo Finish™ LIVE community for an evening of compassion and generosity personified as they host the Barn Blessings Charity Auction, an initiative aimed at providing life-changing support for needy children at the National Children’s Hospital, a public hospital in the Philippines. Organized by longtime Photo […]
Announcing the Hawku Memorial

Announcing the Hawku Memorial

Nov 14, 2023
The NFT world lost a good one this past week as we bid farewell to a pioneer, Hawku.com, a leading marketplace and analytics site for NFTs over the past two years. In honor and celebration of the Web3 gaming trailblazer and the many communities that supported their ventures, Photo Finish™ LIVE proudly presents the Hawku […]
Crown Weekly: Season 8 Finale

Crown Weekly: Season 8 Finale

Nov 13, 2023
All good things must end, so why not finish Season 8 at Photo Finish™ with the best week the game has ever seen? Before this season’s finale, we’ve got some business to put a bow on as we cover the happenings from this past week. From big announcements to milestones and community content you can’t […]
The Beginner's Guide to Photo Finish™

The Beginner's Guide to Photo Finish™

Nov 08, 2023
You’ve already done the hard part; you’ve found us — Photo Finish™ LIVE, the Game of the Kentucky Derby. Now that you’re here, it’s our job to take you on a virtual tour of the game that gets you from a new arrival to a new contender in less time than it takes to […]
Crown Weekly: Season 8 in Full Swing

Crown Weekly: Season 8 in Full Swing

Nov 06, 2023
If Photo Finish™ LIVE were a television show, by this point, it would be clear that Season 8 was only the beginning of a long run. We’re talking The Simpsons territory, here. With each season laying a storyline and progress over the last, it’s no wonder why so many more are beginning to pay closer […]
A Beginner's Guide to $CROWN Whitepaper

A Beginner's Guide to $CROWN Whitepaper

Nov 03, 2023
Let’s be honest — most people don’t have much experience dissecting token whitepapers. But it’s become a commonly accepted necessary aspect of many Web3 projects. Regarding Photo Finish™, you want to understand the shortest distance between horse and success, but digging in deep to understand CROWN is the bridge you first must cross. No worries, […]
What is Web3 Gaming? Unlocking True Digital Ownership

What is Web3 Gaming? Unlocking True Digital Ownership

Nov 01, 2023
Play the Game of the Kentucky Derby, Photo Finish™ LIVE, and join thousands of players competing for real moneyClick here to create an account and claim your FREE Trainer Horse! What is Web3 gaming? That’s both an easy, and difficult, question to answer. In actuality — Web3 gaming is gaming. Fun is fun. Whether […]
Crown Weekly: Down the Track

Crown Weekly: Down the Track

Oct 30, 2023
Welcome to this week’s Crown Weekly! We’re rolling along here, music blaring, pedal to the metal, with just over a week of the Season 8’s road behind us. The first leg of the newest season featured an assortment of milestones and moments, as well as some eye-popping data shared. We’ve got places to go, and […]
Photo Finish™ LIVE Welcomes Community Manager Bryce Shuck

Photo Finish™ LIVE Welcomes Community Manager Bryce Shuck

Oct 23, 2023
Third Time Games is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to the Photo Finish™ family — Community Manager, Bryce Shuck! Best known to the virtual horse racing community as Sangudo Stables, Bryce comes aboard the Photo Finish™ ship as part of the company’s commitment to maintaining an inclusive, engaged, and well-moderated community. In his new […]
Crown Weekly: Season 8 is Here!

Crown Weekly: Season 8 is Here!

Oct 23, 2023
The time has come to turn a new page — Welcome to Season 8, everyone! Honestly, it’s always good that there is a day to catch our breath between the intensity of Derby Day and Monday morning. Still, it’s particularly what the doctor ordered following the busiest weekend in Photo Finish™ LIVE history. From undercard […]
Season 7: Virtual Kentucky Derby Day Mega-Preview

Season 7: Virtual Kentucky Derby Day Mega-Preview

Oct 20, 2023
Every Photo Finish™ LIVE season ends with a bang, and for Season 7, that moment is now upon us — ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Virtual Kentucky Derby weekend. Before we dive into the culmination of the Road to the Roses, let’s talk about the lathering up of the racetracks that will occur in the […]
A Fundraising Story

A Fundraising Story

Oct 19, 2023
Now that the ink has dried, I thought it might be cathartic to look back and discuss what all went down as I started the fundraising process literally the same week FTX cratered.  At the advice of our lead investor LVP, I spent much of September and October 2022 practicing and honing our pitch deck. […]
What Does Pari-Mutuel Betting Mean in Horse Racing?

What Does Pari-Mutuel Betting Mean in Horse Racing?

Oct 16, 2023
Pari-mutuel wagering, at its core, embodies the concept of mutual betting or “betting within our community.”
Season 9: Greatness Awaits

Season 9: Greatness Awaits

Nov 15, 2023
Season 9: Greatness Awaits Welcome back, Photo Finish™ LIVE faithful! This article is chock-full of juicy details. But a quick TL;DR before we head down into the weeds [ ... ]
Game Balance Updates for Season 8 (And Beyond)

Game Balance Updates for Season 8 (And Beyond)

Oct 22, 2023
Game Balance Updates For Season 8 Hello again Photo Finish faithful! We're back today to quickly give an overview of an important and exciting changes coming with Season 8! We continue to iterate
Crown Prep: Week In Review

Crown Prep: Week In Review

Oct 9, 2023
We’ve reached the mid-way point of Season 7, a season that thus far has featured so much but still has the best yet to come. From increased racing and wagering juice to rising sales and news coverage, while many watch floors, Photo Finish™ is searching for a ceiling, with no sign yet. Let’s take a […]
Solanaut Stables Rakes in Nearly $150,000 Breeding Photo Finish™ Virtual Racehorses

Solanaut Stables Rakes in Nearly $150,000 Breeding Photo Finish™ Virtual Racehorses

Oct 5, 2023
While many others have been avoiding this question recently, if you were to pose it to most Photo Finish™ players, you’d receive a quick and proudly enthusiastic response: virtual racehorses.
Crown Weekly: Season 7 Juiced

Crown Weekly: Season 7 Juiced

Oct 2, 2023
The first leg of Season 7 is in the books, and what an eventful one it was. From announcing exciting additions to the racing schedule to reaching major milestones, it’s hard to believe how much can happen in a single week of Photo Finish™ fun. Season 7 feels like one we’ll come to remember. Let’s […]
Leveled Up: Exciting Season 7 Updates

Leveled Up: Exciting Season 7 Updates

Sep 30, 2023
Season 7 of Photo Finish™ LIVE is well upon us, and with its majestic presence and your valued feedback, we’ve made significant changes to the racing schedule. The mantra this season is MORE. More JUICE. More COVERAGE. More RACE TYPES.  While you may have noticed some changes, we’re thrilled to unveil the significant upgrades, including […]
Virtual Horse Racing on a Budget with ‘Zero to Hero’

Virtual Horse Racing on a Budget with ‘Zero to Hero’

Sep 29, 2023
Photo Finish™ LIVE virtual horse racing has many paths to success, not all requiring a huge budget. And one determined player, Lean Stables, has launched a content series to prove it.
Photo Finish™ Marketplace Surpasses $2 Million in Virtual Racehorse Sales

Photo Finish™ Marketplace Surpasses $2 Million in Virtual Racehorse Sales

Sep 28, 2023
Huge news from the bullish milestones department — the Photo Finish™ LIVE in-game marketplace has surged past the $2,000,000 mark in total horse sales since its launch in April. This remarkable milestone reflects the immense popularity and success of a game built to last and the vibrant community that has rallied around it. Since its […]
Account Verification and You

Account Verification and You

Sep 28, 2023
Hello again, Photo Finish™ LIVE faithful! We wanted to inform you about a few changes happening in the PFL ecosystem that affect us and you, hopefully in all very good ways.  As those of you who follow me on X may have noticed, I recently visited Churchill Downs and had the opportunity to join other […]