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.
- May 5, 2021
Four-Time Kentucky Derby Winning Jockey John Velazquez And Breeder Of Medina Spirit Gail Rice Join As Special Guests For Breeders’ Cup’s Cocktails & Conversation Live Stream
“Cocktails & Conversation,” the weekly virtual happy hour series, returns for the fifth episode of the season on Thursday (May 6) with special guests Hall of Fame jockey, John Velazquez, and the breeder of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Gail Rice; hosted by Britney Eurton and Nick Luck of NBC Sports and joined by renowned mixologist and creator of Breeders’ Cup’s official cocktails Mark Tubridy.
- May 4, 2021
Breeders’ Cup announced tickets for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 16, at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.
- May 2, 2021
Succeso Wins Sunday's Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella in Chile and Earns Automatic Berth into FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile
Don Mario’s 3-year-old Succeso (CHI) forged to the front with a powerful stretch drive to win Sunday’s 1 ¼ mile Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) on the turf at Club Hipico de Santiago by 1 ¾ lengths over longshot Aucar (CHI).