Breeders' Cup World Championships

1/ST Content, Breeders' Cup Limited Forge New Content Deal

A new deal involving content rights, data, fixed-odds and signals for an ongoing three-year-contract has been reached between 1/ST CONTENT and Breeders' Cup Limited. The agreement encompasses worldwide broadcast and video-streaming distribution relating to fixed-odds wagering on the Breeders' Cup World Championships for 1/ST CONTENT's network of international sportsbook partners outside of North America. The Breeders' Cup World Championship will be held at Del Mar Nov. 1-2. All races will be available for broadcast via 1/ST CONTENT's partner at Sky Sports Racing in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as...

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Del Mar to Host 2025 Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup, only days removed from the 2023 renewal held at Santa Anita, will return to California in 2025 with Del Mar as the host site, the organization announced in a release late Wednesday afternoon. Del Mar also is scheduled to hold the event in 2024, marking three straight years the Breeders' Cup will be held in California and two straight at Del Mar. "Our return to Del Mar in back-to-back years marks the continuation of a wonderful collaboration and successful partnership, both with our friends at the track...

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Ortiz Wins Shoemaker Award

Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz Jr. was honored with the 21st Bill Shoemaker Award as the outstanding jockey for the 2023 Breeders' Cup after guiding three horses to victory over the two-day event. The Shoemaker Award is given to the rider with the most wins during the World Championships and Ortiz won it for a record fifth time this year. Ortiz guided White Abarrio (Race Day) to the win in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, Elite Power (Curlin) in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) in the...

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Breeders' Cup Outlines Comprehensive Safety and Integrity Measures in Place for 2023 World Championships

Edited Press Release The Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park will be conducted according to industry-leading safety and integrity protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all human and equine athletes. As previously announced, Breeders' Cup introduced an enhanced pre-screening protocol in the lead-up to this year's World Championships, upholding its ongoing commitment to putting safety first. This year also marks the first time the Breeders' Cup World Championships will run under the full jurisdiction of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), including the Anti-Doping and Medication Control...

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FanDuel TV Expands Breeders' Cup Coverage

FanDuel TV is expanding its coverage for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, the network announced on Tuesday. Wednesday's pre-entry announcement show will air live from Santa Anita on Wednesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Joaquin Jaime and Christina Blacker. The live morning works show "Breakfast at the Breeders' Cup" returns on Friday, Oct. 27 on FanDuel TV and on the Breeders' Cup digital and social media channels from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET daily through Thursday, Nov. 2. Hosts Todd Schrupp,...

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf To Be Sponsored By Prevagen

Prevagen is now the official brain health partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and title partner of the Prevagen GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Breeders' Cup Limited said in a release Thursday. "We are delighted to welcome Prevagen, one of America's most dynamic brain health support providers, as an official partner of this year's World Championships," said Heather Higgins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Breeders' Cup Limited. "Prevagen's commitment to the name-in-title partnership of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, and their support of our historic 40th running...

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Discount For Breeders' Cup Horses Of Racing Age Nomination Ends July 15

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Saturday, July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, the organization said in a release Friday afternoon. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championship races. In addition, a Breeders' Cup nominated horse is eligible to participate in all Breeders' Cup purse and awards programs for its entire racing career without any further...

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WOTA Forum Set for Nov. 2

The World Tote Association (WOTA) will hold the second annual Racing and Betting Forum, which has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, from noon to 5:30 p.m. in Arcadia, CA. The event is being held in conjunction with this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, set for Nov. 3 and 4 at Santa Anita Park. This year's forum will discuss several key issues affecting pool betting, including attracting a younger audience and how sustainability issues in horse racing will impact on betting. The forum will be held at the Le Meridien...

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Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Televised Live on FanDuel TV

Pre-entered fields for the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be announced live on FanDuel TV along with the Breeders' Cup website, Official Mobile App, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at noon ET. The 39th Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $31 million, will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5. The live stream will be hosted by FanDuel TV talent Joaquin Jaime and the voice of...

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2022 Breeders' Cup Post Times and Broadcast Schedule Announced

The Breeders' Cup has released post times and the broadcast coverage schedule for the 39th Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The two-day championship event will be shown live across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and FanDuel TV. The 39th Breeders' Cup begins on Friday, Nov. 4 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders' Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds. There will be five undercard races preceding the first Breeders' Cup race on Friday's 10-race program, with the first race post time...

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Breeders' Cup Nomination Discount Ends July 15

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Friday, July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. Following the July 15 discount deadline, the price for all non-nominated runners reverts back to the standard racehorse nomination fee of US$100,000 or more until Oct. 24, when all runners must be pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races. Owners may nominate their horses of...

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Q and A with Courtney Reid on New Breeders' Cup Incentive Programs

An incentive-based participation bonus program called the Breeders' Cup Dirt Dozen was unveiled by the Breeders' Cup this Thursday. The new program will award monetary credits, funded by Breeders' Cup, for first through third-place finishes in selected races for horsemen to use toward entry fees in six of the Breeders' Cup World Championships dirt races. Learn more here. Also this week, Breeders' Cup announced that the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In schedule will feature 82 qualifying races in 11 counties. New for this year, the 2022 series...

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