Keyword: Pam Blatz-Murff

  • Pam Blatz-Murff

    BC Eliminates Post of Senior VP Blatz-Murff

    Breeders' Cup has eliminated the job of the 27-year employee who has been chiefly responsible for coordinating domestic and international nominations, entries, and horsemen's services for the racing championship event.

  • Breeders' Cup Reverses; Will Fund Stakes

    Five days after it announced it was suspending its North American Stakes program, Breeders' Cup apparently has reversed itself and decided to fund the program for 2009, according to two members of its board.

  • Wait a While

    Wait a While Tests Positive in BC

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Wait a While, champion 3-year-old filly of 2006, tested positive for procaine in the $2-million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, it was confirmed Dec. 5 by the California Horse Racing Board. Procaine is a local anesthetic found in the antibiotic procaine penicillin G.

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    Reserved BC Tickets Sold as Package Deal

    After the third jewel of the Triple Crown has been run, the attention of horsemen and fans will be turned toward the Oct. 24-25 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park and how to acquire tickets for the two-day event.

  • Slew's Tiznow

    Slew's Tiznow Scratched Due to Fever

    Slew's Tiznow has been scratched from the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) because of a fever. The colt is the third 2-year-old Breeders' Cup contender to be scratched since Oct. 24 due to fever.

  • Longacres Mile to Carry $300,000 Purse in 2007

    The purse for the 72nd running of the Longacres Mile (gr. III) on Aug. 19 gets a $50,000 increase to $300,000, highlighting for the 2007 Emerald Downs stakes schedule.

  • Breeders' Cup officials announced that 2006 race day purses will total $20-million.

    Breeders' Cup Purses Hiked to $20M This Year

    Total purses for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will be $20 million, up $6 million from last year under a new structure officials said is designed to keep the races competitive with other major Thoroughbred stakes around the world.

  • Breeders' Cup Changes Stallion Nomination Formula

    An increase in stallion nomination fees, beginning with the 2006 breeding season, would ultimately result in a substantial purse increase for the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, said Pam Blatz-Murff, executive vice president of Breeders' Cup Operations and Racing and Nominations Committee chair.

  • Breeders' Cup Gets Tough on Grade I Handicaps

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors has approved a committee recommendation that all grade I stakes that receive Breeders' Cup purse supplements be run under weight-for-age conditions effective July 1.

  • Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries Coming Oct. 20

    Pre-entered fields for all eight 2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races will be announced on Oct. 20 at host track Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 21st Breeders' Cup, with purses and awards totaling a minimum of $14 million, will be run on Oct. 30.

  • Distance Changes of Juvenile Races Have Pros and Cons

    There has been much discussion regarding the decision to change the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Juvenile Filly distance to 1 1/8 miles instead of one mile, which was the original distance of the two juvenile races, first run at Hollywood Park.

  • Ray Paulick<br>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.

  • Breeders' Cup Official Receives Derby Award

    Pam Blatz-Murff, senior vice president of Breeders' Cup operations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, received the prestigious Derby Award for Services to International Racing at a luncheon Monday at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

  • 'Great State Challenge' Generates Interest

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials said Thursday the new "Great State Challenge" program has the potential to open up many new sponsorship opportunities for horse racing. The program, which will feature the top state-breds in the country, will be held sometime in the last three months of 2002.