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NBC & Breeders Cup announce 10-year media rights partnership

NBC Sports and Breeders Cup announce 10-year media rights partnership

Horse Racing Marketing - The Breeders’ Cup and the NBC Sports Group today announced an unprecedented 10-year media rights partnership extension that will keep the Breeders’ Cup on NBC and NBCSN through 2025. The agreement was announced by Craig Fravel, President and CEO, Breeders’ Cup Limited, and Jon Miller, President of Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN. . .The agreement is an extension of a current four-year agreement that began in 2012Read more

Horse Transport: the human side of globetrotting Thoroughbreds

Melbourne Cup contender Side Glance with his groom Leanne MastertonHow does a racing Thoroughbred get safely from England to the United States, Australia or Dubai? The Jockey Club's equine welfare group, The Horse Comes First, interviews Leanne Masterton to find out. Leanne grooms, exercises, and travels with the globetrotting 7 year old gelding, Side Glance, currently in Australia for next Tuesday's Melbourne Cup. Read more

Churchill Downs investing $4.2m to enhance owners' experience

Churchill Downs making $4.2m investment to enhance owners' experienceChurchill Downs improvements include the construction of 20 private, open-air, all-inclusive Winner’s Circle Suites in a premium location under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line. The notable project also includes a remodeled Trackside Winner’s Circle and the creation of a new Courtyard that will accommodate temporary premium seating during Derby Week while providing a relaxed park-like setting for everyday racing fans. Read more

Post positions for Breeders Cup Classic

Post positions for Breeders Cup ClassicKentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, California Chrome, drew gate 13 while rival, Shared Belief, will be starting from Gate 6 and Dubai World Cup UAE Derby winner, Toast of New York, will start from gate 9. Click here to see the entire 14-horse field.

Horse Racing: Re-Building the Sport from the Ground Up

OroluceAfter our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.

Racehorse names: What's in a horse's name?

Race horse naming

New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?

Racing Future Ideas Contest

Racing Future Ideas ContestAfter our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.