Horseplayers are infamous for claiming to have seen all the glowing prospects of a race winner in the replay. But with this year’s 147th running of the Preakness, they’ll get their chance to shine in the “pre-play.” 1/ST TECHNOLOGY presents the Virtual Preakness, a fully digitized and artificial intelligence-driven creation of the middle jewel in the Triple Crown.
Fans will be able to see how the 1/ST BET handicapping factors and data have evaluated the Virtual Preakness, featuring the same horses (and their data sets) who will compete Saturday in Baltimore. The digital simulation features historic Pimlico Race Course and its neighboring sights, jockey silks matching the actual contenders and a fully scaled presentation of the mile and three-sixteenths journey.
The Virtual Preakness may provide insight how the actual run for the black-eyed susans may unfold, using traditional handicapping factors such as speed, pace and class. It’s powered by the data used in the 1/ST BET app, which exclusively features more than 50 unique handicapping factors – from speed figures to jockeys to pedigrees and more – utilizing data from more than 200,000 past races to determine its AI selections.
Players can use the automated handicapping factors specifically selected to match a given race, or create your own factor filters to incorporate angles you prefer on any Thoroughbred race throughout North America. Free to use, the 1/ST BET app delivers the easiest and most efficient way to make data-driven decisions in all of horse racing.
If you already have the 1/ST BET app, you’re ready to play. To download the app free, go to 1st.com/bet. New customers can take advantage of a $100 sign-up bonus when using the promo code FAST100.