Breeders’ Cup and Xpressbet announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement which makes Xpressbet the official wagering partner of the World Championships and the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I).
The $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint will be run at six furlongs as part of this year’s World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network.
“We are very excited to begin a new partnership with Xpressbet as the official wagering provider of the Breeders’ Cup and title sponsor of the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO, in a release. “As an industry leader, Xpressbet will play an integral role in providing the excitement of wagering to our customers, and in helping to increase the growth of the Breeders’ Cup in North America and overseas.”
“We felt there was no better fit for Xpressbet than the Sprint, where the fastest, classiest, and highest-quality runner in the field often crosses the wire first,” Xpressbet president Ron Luniewski said.