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Santa Anita - Breeders Cup - Nov 2012

Santa Anita: will stage Breeders' Cup again this year and in 2014

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Breeders' Cup to stay at Santa Anita in 2014

USA: SANTA ANITA will create Breeders' Cup history in 2014, as it was announced on Monday the Californian track will play host to the meeting for the third consecutive year.

The prestigious two-day meeting has never been staged at the same course for three years running, but that will change on October 31 and November 1 in 2014.

Including 2014, Santa Anita will have staged the Breeders' Cup eight times, six times since the turn of the century.

Commenting on the decision, Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO, said: "Santa Anita has proven to be an outstanding host for our Championships, providing horsemen and fans around the world with a first class facility and one of the greatest experiences in sports. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Santa Anita for a third consecutive year."

Breeders' Cup officials indicated that no decisions have been made for where the meeting could be staged beyond 2014.

Reacting to the announcement, Los Angeles Turf Club chairman Keith Brackpool said: "To be chosen as the host site for a third consecutive year is a clear indication of Santa Anita's standing in the worldwide racing community.

"We look forward to hosting this year's two-day event in November, and following that, we'll immediately begin planning for 2014."

This year's meeting is scheduled for November 1 and 2.

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