Monday, April 27, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2015) — The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, a leading regional accounting and consulting firm, has been named an official partner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

This year’s Breeders’ Cup, consisting of 13 grade 1 races and $26 million in purses and awards, will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington on Oct. 30-31.

As a part of the agreement, Dean Dorton will be the presenting partner of the evening cocktail receptions at the Marriott Griffin Gate and the Hilton Lexington/Downtown on Wednesday, October 28, entertaining the international horsemen, dignitaries and Thoroughbred industry executives attending the 32nd Breeders’ Cup.

“We are very pleased that Dean Dorton, well-known for its excellence in tax, accounting, technology and consulting arenas, has joined us as a presenting partner for this year’s Championships,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “Local support from the Lexington business community is extremely important to our overall presentation of the Breeders’ Cup and we welcome the commitment of Dean Dorton for this year’s event.”

“Dean Dorton is certainly honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Breeders’ Cup through this unique opportunity, allowing us to showcase every aspect of the Breeders’ Cup. Specifically, we look forward to celebrating the efforts of the horsemen, dignitaries and Thoroughbred industry executives who work diligently and tirelessly to support and promote the Thoroughbred racing and breeding business,” said David Bundy, Dean Dorton President and CEO.

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, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Dean Dorton

Dean Dorton is one of the largest full-service accounting firms in the southeast, with offices located in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Dean Dorton advisors have provided tax, accounting, and business consulting services to the equine industry for over 35 years. Dean Dorton serves a broad spectrum of organizations involved in the equine industry, from small boarding farms to large multidepartmental farms involved in boarding, breeding, selling, and stallion management; from racing stables to racetracks; from bloodstock agents to equine veterinary firms; and from industry associations to equine insurance agencies. Clients are located locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information contact Jen Shah at or visit