Breeders' Cup

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Life in '11

The Life At Ten situation raises questions about two primary concerns consistently expressed by our fans and critics alike--the safety of our horses and the integrity of our game.... Read More

Zenyatta's "Hearts and Minds" Campaign

The 27th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships was one for the record books. It was not only fourth all time in single-day attendance (72,739 on Saturday) and highest ever in amount bet (some $180 million over the two days), but it produced a number of champions who distinguished themselves in ways only imagined some 30 years ago when the late visionary John Gaines unveiled an idea to stage a season-ending championship for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

A Vote Cast For Zenyatta

At last, it's here. After months of anticipation, it all comes down to one day. The ads are about to run their course. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. The people have engaged in ways that no one could have imagined just a few short years ago. The polls have been all over the place. The arguments and rhetoric have been heated and at times very personal. The media has given the events of the day unprecedented coverage. Finally, our collective date with destiny has arrived. ... Read More

Zenyatta a Hit with Old and New Media

Zenyatta's quest for racing immortality in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, November 6, will be followed closely by millions around the world, and horse racing has promotional feet planted in both media worlds.... Read More

A Red Carpet Weekend For Secretariat

This is an exciting weekend for horse racing—not just because of the back-to-back-to-back days of live ESPN coverage from Keeneland starting Friday. Not just because of the slew of Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races at Keeneland, Belmont and Oak Tree at Hollywood Park this weekend. But because the eagerly anticipated Disney movie “Secretariat” opens nationwide on Friday.... Read More

Breeders' Cup - Initial Reflections

Breeders' Cup 2009 was outstanding. Competitive from top to bottom. Inclusive of many of the best horses from around the world. Maddeningly hard to predict for even the most skilled horse player. Life changing for the single winner of the $1.8 million BC Pick Six. And thrilling to the very end.... Read More

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