Keyword: Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships

  • Stars Align in Oak Tree Cup Previews

    The 2003 Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita gets an auspicious start to its 32-day meeting Sunday with four graded stakes races and plenty of Breeders' Cup possibilities. Of course, the meet is highlighted by the 20th edition of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 25.

  • Take Charge Lady will run next at Keeneland.

    Spinster, Azeri Rematch on Tap for 'Lady

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady came out of her impressive 10 ½ -length tally in Monday's Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) well and will leave Arlington Park Wednesday evening on her return trip to Churchill Downs, trainer Ken McPeek said.

  • Breeders' Cup Board Supports 'Tour,' OKs Drug Tests

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors on Monday officially endorsed the proposed Thoroughbred Championship Tour, and also said it would use a new drug-testing protocol being designed by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association for all graded stakes.

  • Lone Star Breeders' Cup Dates Approved

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's formal request to host a second Thoroughbred meeting in 2004 – in order to accommodate the 21st running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships – was unanimously approved July 9 by the Texas Racing Commission at its annual date hearing in Austin, Texas.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Returns; First Period July 25-27

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced Tuesday that Breeders' Cup Future Bet wagering will be offered again this year on the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races, to be held Saturday, October 25, during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Dodge Ball

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- All things being equal, it's better to support a company that is putting money into racing.

  • It's Official: 2005 Breeders' Cup to Belmont Park

    Officials of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited have reached an agreement in principle with the New York Racing Association making Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., the host site for the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Dodge to Sponsor Breeders' Cup Classic

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited announced that Dodge has become a marketing partner as well as the title and divisional sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • It's Official: 2005 Breeders' Cup to Belmont Park

    Officials of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited have reached an agreement in principle with the New York Racing Association making Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., the host site for the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Nextel Newest Sponsor of Breeders' Cup Distaff

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited and Nextel announced Monday that Nextel has joined the NTRA as a group purchasing partner and will become the title and divisional sponsor of the Nextel Breeders' Cup Distaff, part of the $14 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, beginning in 2004.

  • Breeders' Cup Ticket Applications Available May 1

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited and the Oak Tree Racing Association announced that ticket applications for the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park will be mailed beginning May 1.

  • Breeders' Cup Foal Nominations Decrease

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. said 13,846 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2002, an 8.3% decrease in nominated foals from 2001.

  • Maryland Panel OKs 'Head-to-Head' Wagering

    Bettors on May 16-17 will be able to play the new "head-to-head wager" that debuted at the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The wager will be offered on the Preakness Stakes, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Pimlico Special, and other stakes at Pimlico Race Course those two days.

  • IRB director Walter Dudycz.

    Federal Freeze May Delay Pick Six Payout

    The executive director of the Illinois Racing Board said Friday it was premature to say if the board will take up at its Dec. 9 meeting the issue of dispersing funds to holders of winning Pick Six tickets from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Hammond Returns to NBC Broadcast Booth

    Tom Hammond, who appeared on last month's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships telecast on NBC while recovering from heart bypass surgery, will return to the broadcast booth Saturday for the Notre Dame-Rutgers football tilt.

  • Lone Star 'Cup' Expansion Project Ready to Begin

    Lone Star Park began the first phase of its $7.8-million expansion plan Nov. 20 to accommodate horsemen from around the world and an anticipated crowd in excess of 50,000 for the 2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Wagering Technology Group Maps Strategy

    The Wagering Technology working group formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association met for the first time Nov. 4. In addition, more members were named.

  • In Wake of Betting Probe, Industry Prepares Strategy

    Regardless of the outcome of the probe into suspicious Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wagers, the situation figures to trigger a review of how the pari-mutuel industry conducts its business. It also left National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials to deal with public perception issues.

  • Breeders' Cup Pick 6 Wagers Under Investigation

    Two days after the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board was investigating "unusual circumstances" related to the winning Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 wagers made Oct. 26 through Catskill Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Storm Flag Flying takes Juvenile Fillies with courageous comeback in the stretch.

    Storm Flag Flying Game in BC Juvenile Fillies Win

    Ogden Mills Phipps' Storm Flag Flying remained undefeated in the Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but it wasn't easy. She was passed by Composure in midstretch, appeared beaten, and found another gear to win by a half-length.

  • Arlington Winds Up 2002 Season with Sprint Stakes

    One day after the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships showcase, Sunday's final racing program of the 2002 season at Arlington Park offers two $100,000 sprint stakes.

  • Air Travel Plans Firmed Up For Cup Horses

    Although this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships officially launched Thursday with announcement of the pre-entries, interest in the Oct. 26 races at Arlington Park will be heightened once more of the horses are on the grounds at the Chicago oval.

  • 500 More Breeders' Cup Seats Made Available

    Arlington Park has put 500 additional seats for the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on sale to the public. The seats were previously set aside as part of the allotment for large groups or sponsors, according to Breeders' Cup spokesman Damon Thayer.

  • Arlington Park Outlines Breeders' Cup Security Procedures

    Arlington Park has joined forces with local, state and federal law enforcement and government agencies to devise and implement a series of safety and security procedures for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002.

  • NetJets Time, Artwork, Other Items Highlight Breeders' Cup Auction

    The Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Gala will offer a live auction featuring five hours of flying time on a NetJets private aircraft, a package for four to the 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Oak Tree at Santa Anita and the original artwork commissioned to commemorate the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Guinness Beer Signs on as Breeders' Cup Sponsor

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup Limited, and Guinness announced Monday that an agreement in principle has been reached for Guinness to become a sponsor of NTRA/Breeders' Cup and the $13 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Tough Ticket

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- A number of the policies for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are beginning to resemble those at other major sporting events. That's a good thing, even if it means some people will be unhappy. The Breeders' Cup should be a tough ticket.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Fields Finalized for Classic, Distaff, and Sprint

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's Period Three of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Races open for wagering this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are the Breeders' Cup Classic, the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Sprint, all grade I.

  • NTRA Goes Own Way in Sponsorship Sales

    Having moved its sponsorship sales initiatives in house, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is no longer using Host Communications of Lexington as its official agency. The one-year agreement, which was sealed in late 2000, ended earlier this year and wasn't renewed.

  • Future Wager: Some Heavy Favorites Early in Game

    Street Cry, Azeri, and Officer and Swept Overboard were the favorites for their respective races after the first day of betting for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Future Wager.

  • Lone Star Gets $2.9M to Upgrade for Championships

    The city of Grand Prairie, Texas, signed an agreement with Lone Star Park June 28 to grant the racetrack $2.9 million for facility improvements to host a future Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Ticket Applications Due

    The deadline for ticket applications to be included in the lottery for the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is Sunday, June 16.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Triple Interest

    <i> By Ray Paulick</i> -- While media interest in this year's Belmont Stakes is unprecedented, the year-round depth of quality of racing is epitomized by the likes of Kona Gold, Xtra Heat, and others.

  • Cup Reels in Long John Silver's as Sponsor

    Long John Silver's, the seafood chain that will be part of Yum! Brands Inc., will serve as title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and presenting sponsor of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Summer Racing Series this year.

  • Arlington Will Add 35,000 Seats for Breeders' Cup

    Some 35,000 temporary seats will be added to Arlington International Racecourse for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup championships, increasing the track's capacity to 45,000.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Program With a Purpose

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- The free ride is over. Now it is time to pay up to keep the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program on track.

  • Chicago Skyline Displayed on Breeders' Cup Logo

    Elements from Chicago's world-famous skyline take center stage on the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships logo. The 19th Breeders' Cup is scheduled for its Arlington Park debut Oct. 26.