Professional Horse Racing Jockey and Sports Analyst Gary Stevens Signs with Fantasy Sports Powerhouse fanDaction
A Hall of Famer with a career featuring more than 5,000 North American wins—including nine in the Triple Crown races, three of which were in the Kentucky Derby, plus a Dubai World Cup and four winners at Royal Ascot—Gary Stevens will now add fantasy sports visionary to his resume. Stevens, who will race in the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with fanDaction, a leading fantasy sports platform, which launches in May. “It doesn’t get any better in fantasy sports than fanDaction, and I’m very excited to be joining the team,” said Stevens. “As someone who has spent a significant amount time around the world of horse racing, I can say they offer the only horse matchups and the best user experience I’ve seen. I’m looking forward to getting younger generations excited about the sport of horse racing through this fantasy platform.”
Based in Las Vegas, fanDaction—the next generation fantasy sports platform offering more sports, more choices, and twice the action than traditionally available—offers daily and weekly contests for NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, PGA, college football, college basketball, and horse racing matchups. In addition, fanDaction drastically changes how fantasy sports are played by providing more ways to play than ever before, including fantasy horse matchups, non-salary cap games and first and second half games.
Added Michael BenShimon, founder of fanDaction, “We are excited and proud to be working with someone as well-respected in the industry as Gary. He has the edge that fans relate to, the experience they look up to, and our players are going to love having the opportunity to engage and challenge him in our contests.”
About Gary Stevens
Gary Stevens is an American horse racing jockey, actor, and sports analyst, originally from Idaho. He became a professional jockey in 1979 and rode to his first of three Kentucky Derby wins in 1988. Since, he also has the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes three times, as well as 10 Breeders’ Cup races and is a record nine-time winner of the Santa Anita Derby. He entered the United States Racing Hall of Fame in 1997. Combining his American and international wins, Stevens has more than 5,000. Stevens has worked for TGV, HRTV and NBC Sports as a horse racing analyst for seven years. He also appeared in the film Seabiscuit, as well as the TV series Luck. In 2003, Stevens was name one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. About fanDaction
Founded in 2014 by fantasy sports fans that know what fantasy sports fans want, fanDaction is the next generation platform revolutionizing the online daily and weekly fantasy sports experience. Based in Las Vegas, fanDaction is transforming how fantasy sports are played by providing more options to play than ever before. This includes non-salary cap games, first and second half contests, horse matchups, and credit lines. To learn more about fanDaction, visit fanDaction.com, follow @fanDaction on Twitter, and like fanDaction on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fanDaction.