Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 9, 2013) – The 2013 Breeders’ Cup and Goodie Girls’, the award-winning bakery, have teamed up again for the fun and delicious tradition of creating an Official Breeders’ Cupcake to celebrate the premier event in international horse racing. This year’s flavor, Pumpkin Pancake is a Goodie Girls classic and captures the essence of fall with a spiced pumpkin cake with a maple drizzle, frosted with a maple buttercream and topped with chopped toasted pecans. In addition, Goodie Girls will be offering a Breeders’ Cupcake Collection of cupcakes in four flavors that includes Pumpkin Pancake, Chocolate Salted Butterscotch, Strawberries n’ Cream and Carrot Ginger. Over 8,000 cupcakes are expected to be consumed during Breeders’ Cup Week, with the 30th running of the World Championships taking place November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

Cupcakes can be purchased for $3.50 individually and $39 for a dozen at the Goodie Girls bakeries in Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge. One Dollar from every Breeders' Cupcake sold in stores will go to CARMA, a charitable organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for and retrain horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. Additionally, Breeders’ Cupcakes will be available at the “Taste of LA” culinary event, which takes place in the Seabiscuit Court area during the two-day Championships at Santa Anita.

“For the past four years, The Breeders’ Cupcake has been a fun tradition during the World Championships Weekend, and we’re excited to partner again with Annette Starbuck and her talented team of Goodie Girls bakers for a second year,” said Peter Rotondo, Breeders’ Cup Vice President of Media and Entertainment.

“We had so much fun participating last year, and we’re thrilled to be collaborating again with the Breeders’ Cup in providing their attendees with our cupcakes,” said Annette Starbuck, Goodie Girls’ owner. “With the collection of minis, we’re also able to expand our offerings and create a sweet way for fans both on and off the race track to celebrate this premiere event with some delicious desserts!”

The Breeders’ Cupcake Collection will be on sale today through November 2 at Goodie Girls Glendale (415 E. Broadway, #100), the new La Cañada Flintridge location (637 W. Foothill Blvd.), and at Breeders’ Cup events, October 29-November 2. Breeders’ Cupcakes can also be ordered by calling (818) 545-0434 in Glendale or (818) 790-7718 in La Cañada. The recipe can also be found at

About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2013 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2, and will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network and NBC in the US. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Annette Starbuck and Goodie Girls

Annette Starbuck, the multi-award-winning Founder of Goodie Girls, with two locations in Glendale and La Cañada, exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent.

Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she's achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination.

In 2010, she went on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, Season 3, in which she took the win and went to the Kentucky Derby with 1000 cupcakes. She was then back in 2012 for Champions in which she placed runner-up. In 2011, she introduced the nation to the Cake Up live on CBS's The Talk. Since then, she has had numerous high profile clients such as Disney, Focus Features, Relativity Media, Universal, and has done cupcakes for some of Hollywood's elite such as Kaley Cuoco, Daniel Radcliffe, Britney Snow, Bethany Joy Lenz and more. In 2012, Annette was honored to be named the official baker of The Breeders' Cupcake, and has been bestowed the honor again this year. For more information, please visit


CARMA is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for and retrain horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified charities. Since its inception in 2008, CARMA has granted more than $1.08 million, and more than 80 percent of the funds raised are used in the day-to-day care of these horses.