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Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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Attendance Up, Handle Down 4 Percent At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Following back-to-back Breeders’ Cup wins by Roy H and Stormy Liberal and a history-making win in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf by 4-year-old European super filly Enable, Accelerate’s victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a perfect day of racing at Churchill Downs in the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Total handle […]

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Wagering Tops $52 Million On Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday Program

All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was $52,216,685, the fourth highest total for a Friday Breeders’ Cup and the sixth time the total has exceeded $50 million. The Future Stars Friday card featured five Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-old horses for […]

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Breeders’ Cup To Premiere Live Virtual Reality Broadcast, BatCam At 2018 Championships

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces plans to implement new video camera technologies at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place on November 2 and 3 at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky. Through new virtual reality and 360-degree video capabilities, the introduction of the […]

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‘Win And You’re In’: Breeders’ Cup, NBC Announce Three-Year Extension Of Challenge Series

Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced a three-year extension of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, showcasing the best Thoroughbred horse races from around the world whose winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. As part of the agreement, NBC Sports Group will continue its exclusive presentation of the series across […]

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‘All In’: Breeders’ Cup To Launch Digital Docuseries Oct. 22 On Facebook

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces its first-ever digital docuseries. Titled “ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,” the seven-part series will debut on Facebook Watch on October 22 with subsequent episodes premiering over the following days.  The docuseries will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and career-making journeys of the owners, trainers, […]

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Breeders’ Cup To Recognize Winner Of Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project today announced a partnership with the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, bringing together the most prestigious weekend of Thoroughbred racing in the United States and the premier showcase of off-track Thoroughbreds. RRP organizes the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, which takes place Oct. 4-7 […]

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Top DJ Vice To Perform At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that electronic artist Vice as a musical headliner for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will take place on November 2 and 3 at the iconic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky. With more than 20 singles released, Vice is an […]

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Current Regulatory System ‘Not Deterring Cheaters – It Is Enabling Them,’ Janney And Fravel Tell Congress

Stuart Janney, chairman of The Jockey Club, and Breeders’ Cup president and CEO Craig Fravel have written to the Congressional committee that recently held a hearing on the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2651) in rebuttal to the testimony of several witnesses who spoke against the legislation. The Jockey Club and Breeders’ Cup are […]

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Breeders’ Cup Names Four Celebrities To Ambassadors Program

Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international event, today announces four new Breeders’ Cup Ambassadors, a distinction awarded to celebrity racing fans and owners. The new Breeders’ Cup Ambassadors will promote and serve as spokespersons for the upcoming 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 2 and […]

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