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Jun 14, 2013

Santa Anita gains 2014 Breeders' Cup


Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - The 31st edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be conducted at Santa Anita Park in 2014. It will be the third straight year that the California track will host the World Championships.

"Santa Anita has proven to be an outstanding host for our championships, providing horsemen and fans around the world with a first class facility and one of the greatest experiences in sports. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Santa Anita for a third consecutive year," said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup President and CEO. "We also value our relationship with the Southern California business and entertainment community, who have demonstrated long time dedication and support of the Breeders' Cup since our inception in 1984."

The historic track ran back-to-back World Championships in 2008-09 along with 1986, 1993, 2003, 2012 and this year on Nov. 1 and 2.

"To be chosen as the host site for a third consecutive year is a clear indication of Santa Anita's standing in the worldwide racing community," said Keith Brackpool, Chairman of the Los Angeles Turf Club. "We look forward to hosting this year's two-day event in November and following that, we'll immediately begin planning for 2014. On behalf of our fans, horsemen and employees, we look forward to again celebrating the very best our sport has to offer."

Last year's Classic was won by Fort Larned, who is expected defend his win in November.

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