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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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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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