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October 25, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 25, 2012) - In its continuing support of a national program for retired racehorses, the Breeders’ Cup announced today that it has created a “Text to Donate” campaign, through Give by Cell, to allow fans to contribute to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).

Breeders’ Cup, along with The Jockey Club and Keeneland Association, provided initial seed money to start TAA, which is dedicated to serving as an accrediting body for aftercare facilities for Thoroughbreds following their racing careers and as a funding body to support these approved facilities across North America.

World Championships Return to Los Angeles Nov. 2-3

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2012) – Eight celebrity racing fans and owners are being honored as Breeders’ Cup Ambassadors in the inaugural year of a program launched by the organization. The honor comes with rewards which allow the Ambassadors to enjoy horse racing all over the world, including concierge service, tickets, and more. Additionally, they will serve as spokespersons for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and help promote this prestigious international event.

October 24, 2012

Tickets for After-Party In Honor of Popular Racing Star Selling Quickly

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ARCADIA, Calif. (October 24, 2012) – Team Zenyatta announced this week that race-goers staying for the second annual Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta After-Party Celebration on Championship Friday, Nov. 2, would be treated to more racing celebrity appearances, special live entertainment and the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items during a live auction honoring “The Queen.” The After-Party Celebration will be at Santa Anita Park’s Frontrunner Lounge following the day’s race card.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2012)—Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf, shapes up as one of the best betting races of the meet as an evenly matched field of 11 have signed up for Santa Anita’s weekend headliner.

Although she’ll break from the extreme outside, Glen Hill Farm’s Customer Base figures to be taken off the pace early and will hope to save ground and come running late under Garrett Gomez. Trained by Tom Proctor, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Lemon Drop Kid rallied from far off the pace to win a turf allowance going 1 1/16 miles on July 27 at Del Mar. She also rallied from off the pace in the one mile turf Sandy Blue Handicap on Aug 17, running fifth, beaten one length, in a six-horse field.

ARCADIA, Calif. (October 24, 2012) – Led by multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, defending Ladies’ Classic champion Royal Delta, dominating turf stars Wise Dan and Point of Entry, and 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, 180 horses, including eight defending or former Breeders’ Cup Champions, have been pre-entered for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million over the two days, will be held at Santa Anita Park for the sixth time on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be six Breeders’ Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders’ Cup races on Championship Saturday.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2012)—More than 40,000 people, primarily Asian-American families, attended the 626 Night Market in Santa Anita’s Infield area over the weekend, making the two-day event a rousing success, as The Great Race Place intensifies its efforts to expand its fan-base by reaching out to the local Asian community.

More than 80 food vendors and 70 retail vendors set up shop in the Infield and greeted visitors on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

October 22, 2012

San Diego, CA – Oct. 22, 2012: STERLINGS - Mobile Barber Co. announced today it will be providing straight razor shaves and haircuts at this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park’s legendary Clocker’s Corner. Bringing services to the customer using a state-of-the-art mobile haircutting unit and online scheduling system, STERLINGS offers its customers both superior convenience and value.

‘We are absolutely thrilled to be attending the Breeder’s Cup’ states Founder & CEO Kush Kapila. “By bringing in our services, the Breeders' Cup continues to show its commitment to providing the best possible experience for its participants and fans.”

October 21, 2012

Jockey Chantal Sutherland rode her last race today at Woodbine. She issued an explanatory statement which can be seen on her website, www.chantalsutherlandjockey.com/home.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2012)—As promised by trainer Peter Miller, Comma to the Top and Corey Nakatani went straight to the lead in Sunday’s featured $65,000, one-mile Big Bear Handicap at Santa Anita, and the 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding never relinquished command, winning by a half-length while getting the distance in 1:35.98.

“The plan was to go to the lead,” said Nakatani, who also celebrated his 42nd birthday on Sunday. “He’s got speed and that’s what he likes best. I was a little concerned about his fitness today at this distance, but he was ready.”

October 20, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2012)—A Pick Six carryover of $60,928 will await fans on Sunday at Santa Anita and it’s expected the total pool will exceed $400,000 by fourth race post time.

A total of 69 horses have been entered to run in races four through nine on Sunday, for an average Pick Six field size of 11.5 horses per race.