Richie Sambora Returns to Breeders' Cup
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup has today announced that legendary guitarist Richie Sambora will sing and perform the national anthem for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 1. Airing live on NBC Sports’ telecast of the Breeders’ Cup, Richie’s performance will include a special charity component this year for City of Hope, offering one lucky fan a race-day experience and signed guitar from the rocker icon and Hall of Fame songwriter.
Giving an edgy, Hollywood twist to the horseracing tradition of the pre-race national anthem performance, the rocker’s much-anticipated return to the Winner’s Circle and vocal debut at the Breeders’ Cup follows his history-making performance of the “Call to the Post” anthem at last year’s event.
To celebrate this year’s 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Richie has designed a one-of-a-kind custom handmade Kantor Austrian crystal guitar, which he will use to perform the national anthem before donating it to the lucky CharityBuzz auction winner. The winning bidder will also receive two VIP tickets to the World Championships for Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st and do a meet and greet with Richie while personally joining him in the Winner’s Circle for the special performance.
The CharityBuzz auction will officially launch on September 26th and end on October 14th with all proceeds from the auction being donated to City of Hope, the Breeders’ Cup’s primary non-profit beneficiary. For more information and to place a bid on the VIP Richie Sambora Breeders’ Cup experience, please visit: http://www.charitybuzz.com/COH.
- June 23, 2019
5-Year-Old Mare Lys Gracieux Dominates Male Rivals in Takarazuka Kinen in Japan and Gains Automatic Berth into Longines Breeders' Cup Turf
U. Carrot Farm’s 5-year-old mare Lys Gracieux (JPN), the only female in the field, passed the favored Kiseki (JPN) in mid-stretch to win Sunday’s 60th running of the 1 3/8-mile, US$2,826 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse by three lengths, and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
- June 22, 2019
Blue Point Holds Off Dream of Dreams to Win Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot and Gains Automatic Berth into Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
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- June 21, 2019
Rey De Oro and Kiseki Lead Sunday's Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan for Automatic Berth into Longines Breeders' Cup Turf
Led by U. Carrot Farm’s 5-year-old 2017 Japanese Derby (G1) winner Rey de Oro (JPN) and rival Tatsue Ishikawa’s 5-year-old Kiseki (JPN), runner-up in last year’s Japan Cup (G1), a field of 12 has been entered for Sunday’s 60th running of the 1 3/8-mile, US$2,826 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse. The winner of the Takarazuka Kinen will earn an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.