Between the Semi-Annual Birth Speed Rating competition (which netted over $5,000 in payouts), plus the $3,000 Vacation Giveaway that will be announced in a couple of weeks, the normal monthly trainer tournament prizes, the weekly birth speed rating prizes and our special gift card general and restricted tournaments, our payouts for June will equate to over a $10,000 payout value. This is the largest monthly payout in Horse Racing Simulation's history. It clearly shows our commitment to reward our most valuable players and help make the game that much more exciting and fun.
First, let me congratulate some very special players.
Player shelbyjoe, whose horse Copenhagen officially took the top position of the highest birth speed rating. Shelbyjoe will soon be enjoying a $2,875 payout! On top of that, he is eligible to win the $3,000 Vacation Giveaway.
Rangerbutt, willywin, gosuper and wcwashington complete the other winners in the birth speed rating program, taking their share of over $2,200. They are also eligible, along with 19 other players, for the $3,000 Vacation Giveaway.
In addition, I want to congratulate player micmac who takes home the fist prize of $1,000 for winning the most general trainer tournaments in the month of June.
The following other players completed the winners' list: usagame, 21burns, moredoethanu and brusko will all take their share of $500 in bonus payouts.
During the month of June, we gave away more gift cards from trainer tournaments than ever before. Congratulations to the almost four dozen winners in our daily gift card program.
Tie in the weekly birth speed rating contest, the jackpot and the super-jackpot tournaments, and it all adds up to the biggest month payout in Horse Racing Simulation history - a give-back of over $10,000 to our loyal, committed players who are adding value every day to our game and community.
I was just notified by the Awards Team that they will be sending out notifications tonight to all the winners. In the meantime, though our game does have a level of luck, it requires dedication and skill. We salute all of you who displayed that dedication and skill by achieving your winning status during the month of June.