Statement from Breeders’ Cup Limited on the Passing of Pam Blatz-Murff
Statement from Breeders’ Cup Limited:
"It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of Pam Blatz-Murff, our colleague at the Breeders’ Cup from 1984 through 2009. Pam played a critical role from the beginning of the Breeders’ Cup in helping create the nominations and racing programs that are today pillars of one of the world’s great racing festivals. Her commitment to the international character of the event was recognized in the conferring of the Derby Award in 2001 which focused on her “care and passion about the horses themselves: about their owners and breeders; about their trainers and lads.” Among the many initiatives Pam played a major role in at the Breeders’ Cup was the expansion of the event to two days in 2007, formation of the Veterinary Inspection Team and the implementation of the Breeders’ Cup Security Protocols. Most notably, Pam enjoyed the comradery and respect of horsemen both domestically and internationally. We will miss her passion for Thoroughbred racing and her pride in the Breeders’ Cup and extend our deepest sympathies to Pam’s daughter Tiffany and the family."
- September 18, 2018
American Doorstop Project Co-Founders & Producers of Documentary Film, Born To Rein Announce National Branding and Marketing Partnership with Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Documentary Film includes and honors Nebraska native and Breeders’ Cup Limited co-founder, John Nerud.
- September 16, 2018
2-year-old filly Skitter Skatter became the first horse to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) and 3-year-old Havana Grey (GB) went wire-to-wire to win the $418,142 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five (G1) and gained a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.
- September 16, 2018
Close but not close enough in her four stakes attempts overseas, Godolphin's La Pelosa welcomed a change of scenery by shipping to Woodbine and scoring big in Sunday's Grade 1, $250,000 Natalma Stakes. The Natalma is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with La Pelosa receiving an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2