BREEDERS’ CUP AWARDS TRAVEL ALLOWANCES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS; REDUCES ENTRY FEES

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2013) - The Breeders’ Cup board today approved the operating budget for 2013 which, for the first time, will include travel allowances paid to all participants shipping from outside of California for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. In addition, the Breeders’ Cup will reduce entry fees for its Championships races from 3% to 2%, also beginning with this year.

This year, owners of horses shipping from outside of North America to the Championships will receive a $40,000 travel allowance, and owners of domestic horses shipping to California will receive a $10,000 travel allowance.

“As the leading international Thoroughbred racing event offering $25 million in purses, today’s actions further our goals of increasing our global reach by creating even more attractive opportunities for our participants.” said Tom Ludt, Breeders’ Cup Chairman.

“We’re very excited to extend significant travel allowances to all owners shipping horses to California and to make the Championships more affordable by reducing entry fees by 33 percent for all races.”

Contact: Jim Gluckson 212-230-9512

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The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2013 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2, and will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network and NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.