Friday, June 28, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2013) – The Breeders’ Cup announced today that there are nine candidates seeking election for five positions to its Board of Directors. Those individuals are as follows:

Barbara Banke
Case Clay
Jerry Crawford*
Roy Jackson*
Michael T. Levy
Bill Oppenheim
J. David Richardson, M.D.
Elliott Walden
Barry Weisbord*

[* Denotes incumbent directors whose terms expire at the July 16 annual meeting of Members.]

Breeders’ Cup Members, comprised of 48 individuals, will determine election of the directors through voting that concludes Tuesday, July 16 at the annual meeting of Members. The election results will be announced following the meeting.

The three persons receiving the most votes will serve four year terms; the person receiving the fourth highest vote count will serve a three year term and the person receiving the fifth highest vote count will serve a one year term.

There are a total of 14 directors on the Breeders’ Cup board, of whom 13 are elected by the Members. The directors not up for election this year are: Helen Alexander, Antony Beck, William S. Farish, Jr., Bret Jones, Tom Ludt (Chairman), Robert T. Manfuso, Clem Murphy and Richard Santulli. The President and CEO, Craig R. Fravel, is an ex officio director with full voting rights.

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. 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.