The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Keeneland, Santa Anita, Del Mar To Host Breeders Cup

@AFP

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

Interested in sports news? Sign up for our daily email newsletter!

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Rev. Al Sharpton, near left, with members of Tyre Nichols' family

Youtube Screenshot

Black Lives Matter.

Now, can everyone understand the desperate, defiant power of those three words? Can all those who tried to act as though they didn’t get why the phrase needed to be said — over and over — finally stop pretending?

Keep reading...Show less

Vladimir Putin

Youtube Screenshot

Militarily and politically as well as economically, the war in Ukraine has been a major drain on Russia. President Vladimir Putin and his allies in the Kremlin were hoping for a quick, easy invasion, but Ukrainian forces have been much more skillful fighters than Putin anticipated.

Moreover, the invasion of Ukraine has had an unintended consequence: the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sweden and Finland, for many years, stayed out of NATO; in 2022, they applied for membership. And U.S. President Joe Biden, in contrast to former President Donald Trump’s anti-NATO views, has welcomed NATO’s expansion.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}