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August 14, 2012

Becomes Official Wagering Partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships; Secures Title Sponsorship of Breeders’ Cup Sprint

NEW YORK (August 14, 2012) – Breeders’ Cup and Xpressbet, LLC, one of the industry’s largest and most respected Advance Deposit Wagering (‘ADW’) providers, today announced a multi-year agreement which makes Xpressbet the official Wagering Partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2012)—Santa Anita Park has announced a 28-event stakes schedule worth over $4 million in purses for its 24-day Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 28. The meet offers one of the world’s most lucrative stakes programs which will be keynoted by six Grade I “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup prep stakes, five of which will be run on Saturday, Sept. 29, with the remaining Grade I event to be run Saturday, Oct. 6.

The meet will reach a crescendo with the two-day, $25.5 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 2 & 3, and will conclude the following day, Sunday, Nov. 4.

August 13, 2012

NEW YORK (Aug. 13, 2012)—Today the Breeders’ Cup announced that it has selected the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) as the beneficiary of the 2012 Deepstacks Poker Tour Breeders’ Cup Celebrity Invitational, which will be held during Breeders’ Cup week on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Commerce Casino.

CARMA is a non-profit, charitable organization created to raise money for retired California racehorses, dedicated to the goal of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California.

August 9, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2012)—Breeders’ Cup Limited has announced that the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be run Nov. 2 & 3 at Santa Anita, will return to The Great Race Place for the seventh time on Nov. 1 & 2, 2013.

“This is going to be a great two-day party for the L.A. area right here at Santa Anita,” said Mark Verge, Santa Anita C.E.O. “We want people to know they can come, party and gamble at the most beautiful racetrack in the world and it’s a party they’ll never forget.

“Thanks to the efforts of our Chairman, Frank Stronach, Santa Anita has proven time and again to be a perfect venue for the Breeders’ Cup and we look forward to again showcasing what we believe is America’s premier racing facility.

CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO WEST COAST FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR NBC TO BROADCAST BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC IN PRIMETIME

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 9, 2012) - The Breeders’ Cup announced today that the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, annually attracts the best horses from around the world. The Breeders’ Cup consists of 15 races with purses totaling more than $25 million over the two-day event.

August 7, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2012)—Pete Pedersen, an iconic and highly respected figure in the Stewards’ Stand at Santa Anita and throughout California, passed away on Sunday at age 92 due to complications suffered from a recent fall at his Arcadia home.

A winner of the racing industry’s highest honor, the Eclipse Award of Merit in 2002, Pedersen began his racing career as a teenaged construction worker in his native Washington state, where he was born on July 4, 1920. He helped build the now-shuttered Longacres, which opened on Aug. 3, 1933 near Seattle and it quickly became the Pacific Northwest’s racing Mecca.

Trained as a journalist, Pedersen would go on to work as a teletype operator at Longacres and became the track’s publicity director.

LOS ANGELES – This week, Southern Californians will see a new train car decorated with a vinyl display of six thoroughbred horses traveling across the Metrolink system. The newly-wrapped car is a result of a partnership between Metrolink and Breeders' Cup Ltd. to promote the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to Santa Anita Park and encourage the use of public transportation to go to the event on Nov. 2 and 3.

The total purse of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup was $25.5 million.

August 6, 2012

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2012)—The County of Los Angeles will conduct a Hazardous & E-Waste Collection, free of charge to all L.A. County residents, in Santa Anita’s infield parking lot on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to take Colorado Place, which runs along Santa Anita’s northern perimeter and enter at Gate 6.

“This is one of L.A. County’s largest E-Waste collections for the entire year,” said Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects Pete Siberell.

August 1, 2012

Inside Information: Radosevich Feted in Annual Ceremony Held in Florence, IN on July 28

Arcadia, CA, July 31 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, was honored with a 2012 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in the "Sports -- One Time Special" category at the 48th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony at the Belterra Casino Spa and Resort in Florence, IN on Saturday, July 28.

Special Zenyatta seating section also available during Championships

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2012) – Breeders’ Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced today plans for the second annual Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta After-Party Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 2, at Santa Anita Park’s Frontrunner restaurant.