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New Vocations Launches 13th Annual BC Pledge

New Vocations has launched its 13th annual Breeders' Cup Pledge, in which connections of Breeders' Cup contenders pledge a percentage of their earnings to support the charity. To date, the pledge has raised over $950,000 to support New Vocations. "This year's Pledge is extra special as New Vocations is celebrating its 30-year anniversary and the Breeders' Cup is being hosted minutes away from our main facility in Lexington," said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. "We are so thankful for the owners and trainers who have supported this important...

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Breeders' Cup Outlines Championships Protocols

The Breeders' Cup outlines health and safety protocols for the 2021 World Championships, which take place Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. EQUINE SAFETY, TESTING AND SECURITY All Breeders' Cup runners are subject to: Randomized out-of-competition (OOC) testing (beginning internationally in June and concluded Nov. 1, resulting in the collection of over 300 blood and hair samples Expanded veterinary scrutiny in-stall and during training at Del Mar, Santa Anita and San Luis Rey Training Center Mandatory trot up observations of every horse prior to being permitted to enter a racing surface...

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Essential Quality, Medina Spirit, Letruska & Malathaat Top Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries

Champion Essential Quality (Tapit), GI Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit (Protonico), MGISW turf star Domestic Spending (GB) (Kingman {GB}), defending GI Breeders' Cup Turf heroine Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal), top distaffer Letruska (Super Saver) and GI Kentucky Oaks victress Malathaat (Curlin) are among the 196 horses entered in the Nov. 5-6 Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held at Del Mar. This will be the second time the SoCal venue plays hosts to the Breeders' Cup, with the first being in 2017. The 56 international horses are a record number of...

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Breeders' Cup Arranges Fedex Charters

The Breeders' Cup has made arrangements with FedEx to charter two equine flights that will transport horses to California to compete in the 2021 World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. Both FedEx charters will be making direct trips to San Diego International Airport. The first charter flight will leave Newark International Airport Sunday, Oct. 31. The second charter will leave from Indianapolis International Airport Monday, Nov. 1. Each flight will carry up to a maximum of 33 horses. Breeders' Cup will pay the round-trip cost for all horses competing...

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Dreaming Of Del Mar Contest Launched by Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup has launched their latest online promotion, "Dreaming of Del Mar," to grant one lucky fan and their guest a VIP experience to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. Out of all entries, one fan will be selected at random to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to this year's World Championships. In addition to premium tickets in the exclusive Trophy Lounge chalet, the grand prize includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, a private tour of Del Mar racetrack, access to the paddock where...

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TDN's Amanda Crelin One of Two Winners of Breeders' Cup T-Shirt Design Contest

TDN Advertising Designer Amanda Crelin has been selected as one of two winners of the Breeders' Cup T-Shirt Design Contest, a philanthropic art competition that tasked entrants to create original artwork to be printed and sold in support of backstretch communities and other industry stakeholders affected by COVID-19. Crelin, a Belford, NJ resident was chosen along with Alexa Zapp of Lawrence, KS by the judging panel out of five finalists populated from an original pool of 93 entrants. The two winners will each receive two VIP tickets to the 2020...

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Breeders' Cup Board of Directors Increases Safety Measures, Adds $4 Million to Purses

The Breeders' Cup Board of Directors met during a regularly scheduled meeting in February to discuss future business plans for the company, including next steps in advancing safety measures and purse levels for the two-day World Championships. The Breeders' Cup Board continued its commitment to using the organization's leadership position within the industry to encourage the adoption of increased safety requirements within and beyond the World Championships. Beginning at the 2020 World Championships, the Breeders' Cup will adopt all six recommendations from Dr. Larry Bramlage's report, (pages 18-21). These process...

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Breeders' Cup Tickets Go On Sale Mar. 9

Tickets for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public Mar. 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST, the Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday. The 37th running of the Breeders' Cup will return to historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7. The 2020 World Championships marks the second time that the event will be held at Keeneland following its inaugural running at the venue in 2015, which was widely praised as one of the best in the event's history. On the...

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