The Nationwide Thoroughbred League might be “akin to Components I” with a “festival-like environment”
Rick Ross and Nelly are amongst a listing of high-profile crew homeowners of the Nationwide Thoroughbred League (NTL), a company being billed as a “first-of-its-kind” horse racing league. Whereas horse racing has historically been a solo sport, the NTL has crafted city-based groups and is about to debut over Labor Day weekend in Nashville.
Co-Based by Randall Lane, the chief content material officer for Forbes, and investor Robert Daugherty, the reworked sports activities intends to make “race weekends a life-style.” In response to a press launch, the “weekend-long festival-like environment” might be “akin to Components I,” and the debut will characteristic a live performance and whiskey and bourbon garden social gathering in collaboration with Pappy Van Winkle.
The NTL guarantees to be one of many “first actually co-ed sports activities leagues” with each female and male jockeys competing on the identical groups at multi-race competitions. (Equestrian sports activities are typically co-ed, however feminine jockeys make-up a minority of jockeys general.) Horses will compete “month after month, 12 months after 12 months” to create “long-term stars” followers can root for.
The six authentic groups will signify New York, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Seattle, Nashville, and Philadelphia. Every “Cup” will include a three-race sequence, run consecutively, and embody horses from every of the six groups entered in each race. Accrued factors will decide the general winner, and the champion crew on the finish of the season will take dwelling a $1 million grand prize.
Nelly is scheduled to carry out on the California Mid-State Truthful with T.I in the Chumash Grandstand Enviornment on the Paso Robles Occasion Middle on July 24. The Grammy award-winning rap artist carried out on the nostalgia-driven Lovers & Mates Pageant in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Rick Ross was slated to seem alongside Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and DJ Steve Aoki at this 12 months’s Atlantic Metropolis’s Bamboozle Pageant earlier than it was abruptly shut down.