LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 26, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup and TwinSpires.com today announced an expanded business relationship for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Oct 30-31. TwinSpires.com, the leading online and mobile betting platform, and the official wagering partner of this year’s event, will now sponsor all three Breeders’ Cup sprint races on the Saturday, October 31 program held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington.
In addition to the name-in-title sponsorship of the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint, which was announced in August, TwinSpires.com will also be title sponsor of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, a 5 ½ furlong race, for 3-year-olds and up, and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, run at seven furlongs for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up.
“We are very pleased to expand the role and presence of TwinSpires at the World Championships to encompass sponsorship of all three sprint races,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “In addition to their onsite presence, fans continue to enjoy the high quality and popularity of TwinSpires for their wagering customers.”
Ted Gay, President of TwinSpires.com added, “As the leading online and mobile betting platform, we are thrilled to connect with racing fans around the country as they watch and wager on the very best horses from around the globe during the Breeders Cup World Championships. We are pleased to expand our existing relationship to include the entire Breeders Cup Sprint series.”
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.
TwinSpires.com is the official wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN). Players who wager with TwinSpires.com receive free handicapping information from the official data source of the Kentucky Derby, Brisnet.com. To open an account, visit TwinSpires.com, call 1-877-SPIRES-1 (1-877-774-7371), or download our new app from the Apple/iTunes Store. You can follow TwinSpires.com on social platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.