Breeders' Cup Preview Video to be Offered Again

A Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships preview video and DVD will be made available to the general public in October, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Ltd. said Tuesday.

The video/DVD will include 80 major races from more than 20 racetracks, and feature the leading contenders for the World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27 at Belmont Park. A similar video was offered for the first time last year.

The video/DVD features full-screen video and audio of all 80 races, along
with post-positions, payoffs, and official order of finish. New in 2001 are enhanced graphics and English-language calls of all races conducted overseas. Ten races, run through Oct. 7, have been selected for each of the eight World Thoroughbred Championships divisions.

"This product provides a major handicapping advantage by allowing fans to view not only the leading prep races on 'The Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships,' but also the harder-to-find preps such as the international races," said Ken Kirchner, executive director of simulcasting for Breeders' Cup.

The two-tape VHS video or two-disc DVD will once again sell for $35, which includes two-day shipping. It can be pre-ordered immediately via telephone at 1-800-992-9905, and may also be pre-ordered online at Orders must be placed by Oct. 1 to guarantee delivery by Oct. 20.