OpenLocker Announces the Launch of OpenStable with leading Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Horses to Engage Next Generation Racing Fans with NFTs
April 13, 20222 min read
OpenLocker Media Relations
Red Bank, NJ April 13, 2022 - OpenLocker Inc., a sports marketing and technology startup that has developed a fan-friendly blockchain platform, announces the launch of its OpenStable marketplace dedicated to engaging the next generation of thoroughbred racing fans. The Legendary Racing Prospects Collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) will initially include Epicenter and Echo Zulu who are leading contenders heading into the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks the first weekend in May.
Building on its success using digital collectibles to create the Bone Yard Huskyz Club for sports fans at the University of Connecticut, OpenLocker plans to build OpenStable as a platform where racing fans can go to become part of an exclusive community. “We are excited to bring together the technology solution we created for the monetization of college NIL to the racing industry. Fans of racing want to follow a horse over the course of its career and be part of a special club. Our model grants access to exclusive information, collectibles, and experiences so fans can fully enjoy the journey,” said Brian Klatsky, OpenLocker President.
“It is so important that the industry supports innovative ideas that help grow, develop and engage a new generation of racing consumers,'' said Ron Winchell of Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. “I am delighted that Epicenter and Echo Zulu are a small part of this initiative to allow fans the opportunity to feel closer to our athletes.”
“We are looking forward to supporting the owners, trainers and jockeys with an additional revenue stream that they can use to cover the costs associated with thoroughbred racing or contribute to charitable causes,” added Braxton Lynch, OpenLocker’s Racing Director.
Other contenders and racing collections will be announced shortly. For more information about OpenStable and the Legendary Racing Prospects Collection, visit openstable.io.
About OpenLocker, Inc.
OpenLocker is a technology startup that is developing a user-friendly NFT platform for athletes to monetize their fan engagement with innovative digital collectibles. Operating on the Flow blockchain allows the platform to be environmentally friendly and offer a fan ready experience.
OpenStable is dedicated to empowering the next generation of racing fans with access to their favorite equine athletes and the best experience that the racing industry has to offer with innovative digital collectibles.