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On Capitol Hill: Backers, Opponents Debate Horseracing Integrity Act

Change vs the status quo. That was the theme of Friday’s debate at a hearing on Capitol Hill about the Horseracing Integrity Act. The bill would, among other things, ban the use of Lasix on race day and put drug testing and medication oversight in the hands of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Whether […]

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Backers, Foes Of Horseracing Integrity Act To Testify Before Congress

Five racing executives, two members of the House of Representatives and one animal welfare organization official have agreed to testify before a Congressional subcommittee on Friday to discuss the pros and cons of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection […]

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$100,000 Grand Prize, VIP Experiences Part Of Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge Promotion

Breeders’ Cup has announced the launch of a new promotion centered around the highly competitive Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series on NBC Sports. The competition, titled  The $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge, asks participants to predict the winners of six Classic Division Races that will be televised live on NBC or NBCSN – the Belmont Stakes, Stephen […]

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Breeders’ Cup Putting All 2-Year-Old Races On New ‘Future Stars Friday’ Program

The Breeders’ Cup today announced a new and exciting race schedule for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 2-3, 2018. This year, and in the future, all five of the Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-olds will be run on the first day of the event to be […]

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Breeders’ Cup, Sky Sports Racing Strike Deal For Live TV Coverage In UK, Ireland

At The Races (“ATR”) will broadcast the 2018 edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships exclusively live in the UK and Ireland, it was announced today. In addition, Sky Sports Racing will broadcast the 2019 and 2020 events exclusively live following the launch of the new HD, dedicated racing channel, as the successor to ATR, in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sweepstakes Tied To Picking Winner Of The Kentucky Derby

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes tied to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Titled The Road to Churchill: Breeders’ Cup Kentucky Derby Sweepstakes, the competition tasks participants to predict the winner of Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby for a chance to win […]

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Breeders’ Cup Win And You’re In Challenge Series Includes 82 Races In 12 Countries

The Breeders’ Cup announced its full schedule of 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by America’s Best Racing. The series currently consists of 82 automatic qualifying stakes races into corresponding Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. This year’s series, which includes 66 Grade/Group 1 events, will have at least 49 Challenge races held […]

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Breeders’ Cup, NBC Release 2018 ‘Win And You’re In’ Television Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2018 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring a star-studded lineup of more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to […]

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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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