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Statement from Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO on the Passing of Dick Enberg

Statement from Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO on the passing of Dick Enberg:

“All of us who love sports and racing are greatly saddened today with the passing of Dick Enberg, one of America’s greatest sports broadcasters and an even greater person, who exuded enormous warmth and respect for friends and fans in his wonderful life. Dick hosted the first seven broadcasts of NBC’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup, beginning with the unprecedented four-hour live program of the inaugural event from Hollywood Park in 1984. As with his remarkable proficiency and versatility in delivering play-by-play for the local teams in southern California, and for the many World Series, Super Bowls and NCAA Final Fours he worked, Dick brought the same energy, passion and knowledge of his craft to horse racing on the national stage. In addition to his professional duties, Dick was a devoted fan and Member of the Turf Club at Del Mar for many years. We were so very pleased to honor Dick just a few days prior to this year’s first-ever Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar with the Breeders’ Cup Sports and Racing Excellence Award. It was a remarkable evening of tributes from his many friends, colleagues and admirers who were there to salute his outstanding lifetime achievements. On behalf of all of us at the Breeders’ Cup, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dick’s wife, Barbara, and his extended family.”

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