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Breeders' Cup Up for Sports Event of the Year

One of four events nominated in the &amp;quot;Sports Event of the Year&amp;quot; category.

The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships is one of four events nominated in the "Sports Event of the Year" category for the 2014 Sports Business Awards.

There are 80 nominees that will contend for honors in 15 categories in the seventh annual Sports Business Awards  presented by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily. The winners will be announced at a ceremony May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan.

The 2014 nominees and winners are being recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2014, according to a release. Each of the nominees will be featured in a Sports Business Awards preview issue to be published May 19.

A panel of sports business executives will study the nominations and serve as category judges. Those executives and members representing SportsBusiness Journal/Daily will evaluate the nominees and determine the winners in 13 of the 15 categories by private vote.

The other nominees in the "Sports Event of the Year" category are the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic; The ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo, presented by Showtime Networks in partnership with Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions; 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open; and Super Bowl XLVIII.

The 2013 Breeders' Cup Nov. 1-2 at California's Santa Anita Park that drew 89,742 fans was highlighted by an exciting victory by Mucho Macho Man  in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

"We have set the ambitious goal for our championships to be one of the elite sporting events in the world and it is very gratifying to everyone at the Breeders' Cup that Sports Business Journal has recognized our 2013 event as among the very best in sports," said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO.