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Breeders' Cup Auction to Benefit V Foundation

Included is visit to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta.

Fans can bid on a travel package to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including a visit to retired Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and 2010 Horse of the year Zenyatta, in support of the “Don’t Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction” on ESPN Radio and on ESPN2’s “Mike an Mike in the Morning” program, Wednesday, July 13.

The Breeders’ Cup package will be offered from 6:00-7:00 a.m. ET. The V Foundation for Cancer Research is the primary non-profit beneficiary of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Fans may bid on the package or donate to the cause by calling 1-800-4JIMMYV.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships package is as follows:
--Two tickets in the Trophy Lounge at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, 2011 at Churchill Downs.

--One hotel room for three nights over Breeders’ Cup weekend at an Official Breeders’ Cup Hotel

--Access to an Official Hospitality Center at a host hotel

--Transportation to and from the track on Friday and Saturday

--Two tickets to the Winner’s Circle Welcome Party on Thursday, Nov. 3

--Two tickets to the Finish Line Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 5 after the races

 “Meet & Greet” with 2010 Horse of the Year, Zenyatta, at Lane’s End Farm.

“We are proud to partner again with The V Foundation and their vital work to finding cures for cancer,” said Peter Rotondo, vice president of media and entertainment for Breeders’ Cup Ltd.

“Zenyatta thrilled millions throughout her brilliant career, and we are pleased that fans will have the opportunity to visit her and to benefit this important and worthy cause,” said Jerry Moss, who along with his wife, Ann, campaigned Zenyatta before she was retired last year.

Breeders’ Cup and Zenyatta are also making available to fans a limited edition glassware set featuring Zenyatta’s record achievements over the past years. A portion of each glassware purchase will go directly to The V Foundation. Each set, which contains three glasses, may be purchased through Breeders' Cup Charities.

The V Foundation has been the primary non-profit beneficiary of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships since 2009. During the past two years, the Breeders’ Cup has raised more than $350,000 through donations to The V Foundation, an organization founded by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano in 1993.