LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Calumet Farm in Lexington has been named an official farm partner of Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Calumet joins Claiborne Farm, Coolmore, Lane’s End Farm, Three Chimneys Farm and WinStar Farm as official Breeders’ Cup farm partners representing some of the world’s leading full service breeding and racing establishments.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, consisting of 13 grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling $26 million over two days, will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington on October 30-31, and will be televised live on NBC and NBCSN.
As a part of the multi-year agreement, Calumet will receive a fully-integrated media package of television, print, internet and onsite exposure surrounding the World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series of qualifying races, including commercial time in Breeders’ Cup Challenge and Breeders’ Cup World Championships telecasts. Calumet stallions and progeny will also be identified with on-screen graphics during those telecasts in the post parade.
Calumet Farm is situated on Versailles Road, within a mile of Keeneland.
“Calumet joins a very prominent group of farm partners who have made a significant commitment to be a part of 2015 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland and for Central Kentucky,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “Calumet has enjoyed a rich tradition of remarkable success on the racetrack and in the breeding shed as one of America’s most storied Thoroughbred farms. We welcome their expanded participation in this year’s Championships.”
“Calumet is very excited at the opportunity to partner with one of the top organizations in the Thoroughbred industry,” said Eddie Kane, Calumet Farm General Manager. “We are pleased to join the current farms and sponsors and are looking forward to this year’s event in Lexington.”
Links to the six Breeders’ Cup farm partner websites are below:
Lane’s End: http://www.lanesend.com/
Three Chimneys: http://www.threechimneys.com/
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 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held October 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Calumet Farm
Calumet Farm has a rich history, spanning nearly 100 years in the heart of the Bluegrass State. The farm has seen success at the highest level of racing with 2 Triple Crown winners, 8 Kentucky Derby winners, 8 Preakness Stakes winners and Eleven Horses in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
Calumet Farm is developing a world class breeding operation and stands a range of Stallions with proven success on both dirt and turf. The Stallions represent most of the prominent bloodlines in the industry to date while being focused on performance and value. Our goal is to breed for stamina and soundness. The farm supports each and every one of their own stallions with their broad broodmare band and at the track.