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View From The Eighth Pole: A Breeders’ Cup Derby?

Should the Breeders’ Cup expand again? That’s a question the organization’s board of directors is expected to ponder at an upcoming meeting, when a proposal to add a “Breeders’ Cup Derby” for 3-year-olds and push the Breeders’ Cup Classic to a separate date in December will be discussed. Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO, […]

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Del Mar Reports Record On-Track Wagering For 2017 Breeders’ Cup

Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing fans responded to the full fields of the world’s fastest horses with their support at the betting windows, as the two-day wagering totals for the event […]

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Breeders’ Cup Releases Official Logo For 2018 Championships At Churchill Downs

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today revealed the logo for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will take place on November 2 and 3 at the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky for the ninth time. The logo incorporates a stunning design that brings together two iconic […]

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Sentient Jet Extends Support As Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Title Sponsor

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the inventor of the jet card, is pleased to announce that it will serve as the Official Private Jet Partner of the Breeders’ Cup, making it the exclusive private aviation partner of the races for the seventh year. The partnership further elevates Sentient Jet’s longstanding support of the […]

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Por Amor Al Purasangre: La Increíble Historia de Tooreen Dancer

NOTA: El trabajo que presentamos a continuación es la traducción de una historia publicada el 20 de Julio por Gary Fenton, socio y manager de Little Red Feather Racing Club, un sindicato dedicado a la adquisición y manejo de caballos de carrera basado en California. El relato fue tan impactante que le pedimos su autorización para […]

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Breeders’ Cup In Maryland? ‘If Enthusiasm Is Currency, We’d Be Here Tomorrow’

The Maryland Jockey Club hosted officials from the Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Laurel Park, showcasing the latest facility improvements and delivering a larger-than-expected turnout in its first ever “Fantasy Ownership” Day. The Stronach Group, MJC’s parent company, is hopeful to secure the Breeders’ Cup series of championship races at Laurel Park sometime in the near […]

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Byrne Departs Churchill Downs, Named Senior Director Of Industry Relations At Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Jill Byrne has been named to the newly created position of Senior Director, Industry Relations. Byrne will focus on industry relations between Breeders’ Cup Limited and its constituents, including nominators, owners, trainers, and sales companies.  Her responsibilities will include the promotion and coordination of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series […]

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Breeders’ Cup, Del Mar Investing $4.5 Million In Premium Seating, On-Site Enhancements

The Breeders’ Cup has today released detailed ticketing information for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place at Del Mar racetrack on November 3 and 4. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup will mark the first time that the World Championships will be held at Del Mar, the historic track located in northern San Diego. Beginning […]

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Coolmore Honored With Breeders’ Cup Series John Deere Award

Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), and by four other stars in Breeders’ Cup Challenge series races, Coolmore Stud, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has won the John Deere Award as outstanding […]

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Nearly $160 Million Wagered On 2016 Breeders’ Cup; Record Attendance Reported

A crowd of 72,811, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders’ Cup since the event switched to a two-day format, cheered on as blossoming 3-year-old star, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, bested hometown favorite California Chrome, North America’s richest racehorse, at the wire to win the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. Saturday’s attendance at […]

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