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Drew Fleming Promoted To CEO Of Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup Limited Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Drew Fleming, formerly Chief Operating Officer at Breeders’ Cup Limited, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately following the departure of Craig Fravel. “Drew’s track record at the Breeders’ Cup speaks for itself. He has already played an indispensable role in […]

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Thoroughbred Owner Conference Focuses On Continuing Improvement

The sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference concluded Wednesday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Ca., with an emphasis on the various ways the industry has changed and progressed in recent years while acknowledging areas in which the sport needs to improve. The two-day conference, which was co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse and presented by The Stronach […]

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Specter Of Santa Anita Looms As IFHA Conference Discusses Equine Welfare

Although the spike in fatal breakdowns at this spring’s Santa Anita meet were months ago and thousands of miles away, they were very much on the minds of attendees at the 53rd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities today in Paris. The afternoon of the conference was devoted entirely to equine welfare, with a series of […]

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Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland Push Back Starting Dates Of November Mixed Sales

Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland have pushed back the starting dates of their respective signature November mixed sales by a day to allow more time for travel and inspection following the Breeders’ Cup, which takes place Nov. 1-2. Fasig-Tipton has adjusted the date of its selected breeding stock sale, The November Sale, to Tuesday, Nov. 5. The […]

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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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