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Executive Craig Fravel To Depart Breeders’ Cup For The Stronach Group

Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity […]

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Breeders’ Cup Reveals 2021 Logo For Del Mar Edition

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California for the second time in the event’s history. To learn more […]

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Santa Anita Unveiling New Dining, Hospitality Areas In Advance Of Breeders’ Cup

Santa Anita Park, which will play host to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will unveil a number of new patron amenities on Friday, Sept. 27, the start of a 23-day Autumn Meet in Arcadia, Calif. The areas, which are part of a $5 million capital […]

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TVG And FanDuel Named Official Wagering Partners Of Breeders’ Cup In Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and FanDuel Group, the parent company of TVG, America’s Horse Racing network and the largest advanced-deposit wagering (ADW) platform in the US, today announced a comprehensive multi-year sponsorship agreement making TVG and FanDuel the official Wagering Partners of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The agreement also […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Breeders’ Cup Can Run But Not Hide From Safety Concerns

The Breeders’ Cup board of directors meets on Thursday, June 27, and a key topic for discussion almost certainly will be whether or not to maintain the organization’s commitment to hold this year’s two-day championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2. The easy decision would be to say that things are […]

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Belinda Stronach To Legislators: California Racing Now ‘Gold Standard’ For Safety

A wide array of state and national Thoroughbred racing and breeding representatives spoke at an informational hearing of the California Senate and Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee in the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. The hearing – whose subject was entitled an Overview of Equine and Human Safety and Welfare Policies and Procedures Within California’s […]

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Marketing Exec McNamara Named Senior VP Of Corporate Partnerships For Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Christopher McNamara has been named to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. McNamara will oversee the business development and sponsorship sales for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, which will be held November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, […]

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Breeders’ Cup ‘Evaluating Contingency Plans’; Churchill ‘Could Host On Short Notice’

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is scheduled to be held at Santa Anita Park, but the 23 deaths at the Southern California track could pressure the organization to change that location. President Craig Fravel remains committed to holding the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, but told the Courier-Journal that he was “evaluating contingency plans.” The […]

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Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee Announces Recommendations, Support Of Stronach Group Reforms

The Thoroughbred Safety Committee today announced four new recommendations to the industry to further improve the health, welfare, and safety of its equine athletes. The recommendations call for: avoidance of bisphosphonates use in a manner inconsistent with indications of use on the label and, further, discontinuance of bisphosphonates use in any horses in training regardless […]

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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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