SwopStakes, represented by Shaun Pyrah of Six Faces, came all the way from Australia to win the 2015 Innovators' Circle pitch competition. SwopStakes combines horse racing with the life changing jackpots typically found in lottery games.
The winner's trophy!
Judging is hard work
John Hartig. chairman and CEO of the Daily Racing Form, John Ford, CEO of BAM Software and Services and Mike Tanner, executive vice-president and CEO of the U.S. Trotting Association served as judges for the competition.
The winner hard at work
Shaun Pyrah from SwopStakes shows off his product at the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming.
The audience prize goes to...
The standing 3D equine CT scanner, pitched by Sheila Lyons, won the audience vote.
Turtlenecks are in...
Hai Ng did his best Steve Jobs impersonation while hosting the competition.
Pitching to a new generation
20 Wins a Million, pitched by Joel Benson, combined fantasy sports and survivor pools to create a horse racing product for millennials.
Making ownership accessible
The Thoroughbred Stock Exchange, pitched by Jonathan and Leslie Lutton, provided a new way to become the owner of a race horse.
The trophies looked marvelous.
A great place to visit
The contest took place at the scenic Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.