The Weekender: Recapping the Biggest Week in Photo Finish™ LIVE History

What’s Inside

  • Third Time Games x Churchill Downs
  • Twitter Spaces: CEO and Founder Ian Cummings recaps the huge news
  • Media Coverage: Third Time Games on NBC Louisville
  • Third Time Thursday: Special Guest Brooks Holton, Sports Journalist, Courier-Journal
  • Crown Prep Registration: NOW OPEN!
  • Live Launch Day: April 24

Third Times Signs Multi-Year Partnership with Churchill Downs

The massive news is out – Photo Finish™ LIVE is now the official game of the Kentucky Derby

Third Time Games could not have been more excited to finally share the news that we have inked a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with Churchill Downs that will align the United States’ most iconic horse racing brand with the world’s most realistic virtual horse racing game for years to come. 

Expect to hear more about what this incredible news means for the future of Photo Finish™ and how the ‘Road to the Roses" will be ultimately bottled up and injected into the virtual veins of our beautiful game in the coming weeks. 

Until then — LETS GOOOOOOO!

Twitter Spaces: CEO and Founder Ian Cummings Talks Churchill Downs

After weeks of keeping one of the biggest partnership deals in Web3 history on the hush-hush, you knew Third Time needed to fire up the Twitter Spaces machine to celebrate the moment with our community.

If you want to hear Third Time Games CEO and Founder Ian Cummings dish on all the spicy details surrounding the Churchill Downs deal, rewind the tape and give the Spaces a good listen. 

Third Time Games Featured on NBC Louisville

What better place to start getting the word out about Churchill Downs making Photo Finish™ LIVE the official game of the Kentucky Derby than in the historic Derby"s own backyard?! 

CEO and Founder Ian Cummings – recently in town to visit the fine folks at Churchill Downs – dropped into Wave 3 NBC News in Lousiville to chat about the breaking partnership news.  

If you missed the interview, catch a snippet of the full sit down interview here.

Third Time Thursday

Even in the midst of the busiest week in Third Time Games history, our fearless leader, Ian Cummings, still found time to sit down for Third Time Thursday to stream some live races on Twitch – if that"s not what dedication looks like, we don"t know what does. 

This week"s guest was Brooks Holton, a sports journalist from the biggest media outlet in Louisville, Kentucky, the Courier-Journal. Brooks is working on an article about Photo Finish™ to be released prior to the May 6 Derby and used our weekly live stream to gather a solid feel of the game. 

 ICYMI, check out this week"s stream with Ian, Mo, and Brooks!

Crown Prep Sprint Series Schedule

Phewwwww – what a week. That was fun.

Now, let"s return to regularly scheduled programming – big race Saturday at Photo Finish™ LIVE! 

With a massive influx of stable owners, we"re expecting each week"s Crown Prep Sprint Series schedule to be more packed than the last. 

Last week, over $3,000 was awarded to all the podium finishers. Can we top that number this week with so many fresh faces eager to stockpile $DERBY?

Check out this week"s full Crown Prep schedule, and dammit, get a horse in there and compete for a place in Third Time Games lore.  

Race Distance Surface Direction
Crown Prep Series (R1) 5 Furlongs Dirt Right
Crown Prep Series (R2) 8 Furlongs Turf Left
Crown Prep Series (R3) 11 Furlongs Dirt Left
Crown Prep Series (R4) 4 Furlongs Turf Right
Crown Prep Series (R5) 7 Furlongs Dirt Right
Crown Prep Series (R6) 10 Furlongs Turf Left
Crown Prep Series (R7) 6 Furlongs Dirt Left
Crown Prep Series (R8) 9 Furlongs Turf Right
Crown Prep Series (R9) 12 Furlongs Dirt Right
Crown Prep Series (R10) 6 Furlongs Turf Left
Crown Prep Series (R11) 10 Furlongs Dirt Left
Crown Prep Series (R12) 8 Furlongs Turf Right

Live Launch Day: April 24

On any other week, news that PFL will ditch Beta V3 and move on into a fully-live world on April 24 would demand much attention. As it went down, the news of an official live launch date became a bit overshadowed as it coincided with the announcement of one of the biggest partnership deals in Web3 history.

We’d say we’re sorry, but when you have so much good news to share sometimes it goes like that!

Get ready, everyone. We’re just days away from an entire new world of virtual horse racing.

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