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Lexington (United States) (AFP) – Keeneland, Santa Anita, and Del Mar race tracks will play host to the next three Breeders’ Cups, organizers of the biggest U.S. multi-day thoroughbred racing event announced on Tuesday.

Next year’s races will be staged at Keeneland on October 30-31, marking the first time that the iconic track in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Breeders’ Cup in the event’s 30-year history.

Officials also announced that the 2016 Breeders’ Cup will be staged at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California, for the ninth time on November 4-5 of that year and the 2017 event will be conducted November 3-4 at Del Mar, another first-time host near San Diego.

This year’s Breeders’ Cup, with 13 races and a total of $26 million in prize money, will be staged October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita.

But before the event returns to California, it will return to its Kentucky roots.

“As part of our strategic three-year host site plan we are very pleased to announce Keeneland,” Breeders’ Cup chairman Bill Farish said.

“We are excited to bring the Breeders’ Cup home to Lexington.”

AFP Photo / Harry How

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The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Ash Carter.

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