Breeders’ Cup

Blessings For The Backstretch: Breeders’ Cup Honors ‘Pivotal’ Racing Employees On Mother’s Day

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, announced Blessings for the Backstretch, a charitable initiative in partnership with The Stronach Group to support mothers living and working on the backstretch at Santa Anita Park this Mother’s Day. On Sunday morning, May 10, the two organizations will hand-deliver Mother’s Day Blessings […]

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Bob Baffert, Bo Derek Guests On Thursday’s Breeders’ Cup Virtual Happy Hour

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces special guests Bob Baffert and Bo Derek for the next installment of Cocktails & Conversation, the recurring virtual happy hour series designed to rally the horse racing industry’s most prominent figures to raise funds for communities that have been profoundly impacted […]

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In Search Of Two-Turn Stakes Race, Tom’s D’Etat Could Head To Gold Cup At Santa Anita

The frustration earlier in the career of Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Tom’s d’Etat was that G M B Racing’s talented horse missed so much racing while sidelined with niggling physical issues. “He’s had a lot of stay-at-home social distancing in his life,” trainer Al Stall Jr. wryly observed. Now 7, Tom’s d’Etat has enjoyed […]

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Stronach Group Denies Baltimore TV Report October Date Has Been Set For Preakness

A report from NBC network affiliate WBAL in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday afternoon said the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes would be held on Oct. 3, but the television station later updated its story to say a “potential” October date was being looked at to book the race on NBC. The update came after a statement […]

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Breeders’ Cup Launches T-Shirt Design Contest To Support Industry Workers In Need

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today launches the Breeders’ Cup T-Shirt Design Contest, a charitable initiative designed to support industry workers in need while simultaneously building momentum for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The competition provides fans with the unique opportunity to create a T-Shirt design to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Virtual Happy Hour: Prominent NBC Personalities Raise Money For Charity

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces a roster of special guests for the next installment of Cocktails & Conversation, the recurring virtual happy hour series designed to rally the horse racing industry’s most prominent figures to raise funds for communities who have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. […]

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‘Like A Breeders’ Cup In April’: Saturday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom Features Full Field Of 14

Serengeti Empress had to beat 13 rivals to win the country’s biggest race for 3-year-old fillies last year. She will have to beat the same number to win one of the country’s biggest two-turn races for older fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress is among 14 horses entered in the […]

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Breeders’ Cup CEO: Races Still On For Now, Tickets Will Be Refunded If Run Without Crowds

Breeders’ Cup president and CEO Drew Fleming released the following open letter to media Thursday afternoon:  To the fans and supporters of Breeders’ Cup, The health and safety of the racing community, including its athletes, fans and workers, has always been Breeders’ Cup’s top priority. As we collectively navigate this uncharted and difficult time, I […]

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Breeders’ Cup Donates Gloves, Masks To COVID-19 Front Lines In Kentucky

The Breeders’ Cup has responded to a call from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear for assistance in getting necessary supplies to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his daily addresses updating Kentuckians on the coronavirus fight, Beshear has echoed the struggle of leaders in other states that personal protective equipment (PPE) like […]

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