Drew Fleming

Breeders' Cup Launches Redesigned Website

Breeders' Cup has unveiled a fully redesigned website at www.breederscup.com, including new horse contender avatars, a multicast livestream player, revamped ticketing experience, intuitive site architecture, enhanced content serving capabilities, and a streamlined mobile experience. "Breeders' Cup continuously strives to give our fans the best-in-class experience they deserve, both in-person and online, and our new and enhanced website allows us to do just that," said Drew Fleming, President and CEO of Breeders' Cup. "We are grateful for Infront X and Contentstack's expertise in helping us showcase our sport to the world,...

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Santa Anita Named Host of 2023 Breeders' Cup

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, will host the 2023 Breeders' Cup World Championships for a record 11th time. The 40th renewal of the Breeders' Cup will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, 2023. "Santa Anita Park is an integral part of Breeders' Cup history and is the perfect venue for our landmark 40th running," said Drew Fleming, Breeders' Cup President and CEO. "Since our founders conceived this season-ending championship four decades ago, the Breeders' Cup has consistently been one of the leading global events in Thoroughbred...

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Breeders' Cup, Day Chaser Cocktail Announce Partnership

Breeders' Cup Ltd. has announced an agreement to make the ready-to-drink, spirit-based canned cocktail brand Day Chaser an official partner of the Breeders' Cup Championships being held at Keeneland Nov. 4 and 5. The agreement makes Day Chaser the Breeders' Cup World Championships' exclusive category partner in ready-to-drink cocktails and provides Day Chaser with an array of branding and community engagement opportunities at Keeneland during this year's World Championships. A variety of Day Chaser canned cocktails will be available at the World Championships and at all official Breeders' Cup events....

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Tickets Now on Sale for 2022 Breeders' Cup

Tickets for the 2022 Breeders' Cup, to be held for the third time at Keeneland Race Course Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, 2022, are now on sale at BreedersCup.com/Tickets. "With the 39th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships now less than six months away, we're excited to see fans begin making their plans to join us for another incredible two days of racing," said Breeders' Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming. "We know fans are eager to celebrate racing and watch the best horses in the world...

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Breeders' Cup CEO Drew Fleming Named to Sports Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List

Breeders' Cup President and Chief Executive Officer Drew Fleming was named to Sports Business Journal's 2022 40 Under 40 Class. The 40 Under 40 list is a prestigious annual recognition of the best young talent in sports business from across the United States. Fleming's inclusion on this year's list marks the first time an executive working in the sport of horse racing has ever been named a Sports Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. The 2022 awardees will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 15 at a celebration in New York City....

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Keeneland Begins Countdown to Breeders' Cup

Keeneland began its official countdown to this year's Breeders' Cup at Tandy Park in Lexington Thursday at a ceremony attended by Breeders' Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton, Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin, Breeders' Cup Festival Chair Kip Cornett, and GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic winning trainer Brad Cox. "We're excited to officially begin our countdown to the 39th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships this fall in our hometown of Lexington," said Fleming. "We're so grateful to work alongside leaders like Mayor Gorton,...

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Record Handle For 38th Breeders' Cup

Edited Press Release Total all-sources common-pool handle for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was $182,908,409, a new record for the two-day event. The total represents a 4.7% increase over the prior record of $174,628,986 set when the event was held at Santa Anita Park in 2019 and a 14% increase from the total handle of $160,472,893 at the 2020 event held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY. Total common-pool handle on Saturday's 12-race Breeders' Cup card was a record $121,562,392. All sources common-pool...

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Breeders' Cup to Require Extra Scrutiny of Baffert Horses

Horses trained by Bob Baffert, whose Kentucky Derby win with Medina Spirit (Protonico) remains in doubt due to a betamethasone positive, will undergo enhanced scrutiny in order to participate in the upcoming Breeders' Cup championship races at Del Mar, the Breeders' Cup announced Sunday. The statement by the Breeders' Cup read: "The Breeders' Cup Board of Directors convened a special review under legal counsel to evaluate the recent conduct of Mr. Bob Baffert in order to determine whether he should be permitted to participate in the 2021 World Championships. In...

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Breeders' Cup Festival Begins Nov. 1

The lineup for the 2021 Breeders' Cup Festival, presented by PNC Bank, was announced Tuesday. The week-long series of events and activations will run Nov. 1-6, 2021, with events preceding and following the 38th annual World Championships, which takes place Nov. 5-6, 2021, at Del Mar. "In addition to featuring the greatest horse racing in the world, Breeders' Cup showcases the host city's best local food, entertainment and culture. We're excited to be back at Del Mar for a second time, and we look forward to offering our fans a...

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Jockey Club Elects Six New Members

Six new members have been elected to The Jockey Club, it was announced Wednesday: Gayle Benson, Dr. Jeffrey Berk, Drew Fleming, Kevin Lavin, Anthony Manganaro and Adam Wachtel. Gayle Benson established GMB Racing Stables in 2014 with her husband, Tom Benson. Horses campaigned by GMB Racing include Grade I winner Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike) and graded stakes winners Tom's Ready (More Than Ready), Mo Tom (Uncle Mo) and Lone Sailor (Majestic Warrior). She owns Benson Farm in Paris, KY, which is active in Thoroughbred breeding and sales, having more than...

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Breeders' Cup's Delgado Named 'Game Changer'
Breeders' Cup's Delgado Named 'Game Changer'

Breeders' Cup Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Officer Dora Delgado has been named to the Sports Business Journal's prestigious 'Game Changers' list, which recognizes "women with broad, deep, and varied responsibilities and oversight who contribute to the success of the [sports] industry in multiple ways." "Dora's contributions to the success of the Breeders' Cup over the last 38 years truly cannot be overstated," said Breeders' Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming. "Her hard work, passion, expertise and commitment to the horses and the sport are well-known in the racing...

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'Win and You're In' Television Schedule Announced

The 2021 "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In--presented by America's Best Racing" television schedule, consisting of 12 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races and other major stakes from six of the nation's premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, was announced by the Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Wednesday. Now in its eighth year on NBC Sports, the series showcases the top horses as they vie for a coveted automatic berth, and free entry, into the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships,...

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