The Breeders’ Cup World Championships has been nominated in
the Sports Event of the Year category for the 2014 Sports Business
Awards presented by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and
Sports Business Daily.
2013 Breeders’ Cup, held before 89,742 fans on November 1 & 2 at
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., featured world-class Thoroughbred
racing along with musical entertainment, great parties, fashion events
and celebrity appearances. The NBC Sports Group provided 9.5 hours of
live domestic coverage which was distributed to more than 130 countries.
The 2013 Breeders’ Cup consisted of 14 races and purses and awards
totaling $27 million, making last year’s Championships one of the
richest prize money events in sports.
have set the ambitious goal for our Championships to be one of the
elite sporting events in the world and it is very gratifying to everyone
at the Breeders' Cup that Sports Business Journal has recognized
our 2013 event as among the very best in sports," said Craig Fravel
Breeders' Cup President and CEO. "The spectacular finish in the
Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, and before a nationally
televised live audience on NBC, capped off two outstanding days of
international competition conducted at its highest level. Along with our
terrific partners, Santa Anita Park and the Stronach Group, we thank
all the owners and nominators who competed, as well as our sponsors, and
the State of California for their part in staging the 2013
Championships for our fans around the world."
Watch the 2013 Breeders’ Cup recap video here.
The other nominees in the Sports Event of the Year category are: Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic; The ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo, presented by Showtime Networks in
partnership with Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions; 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open and Super Bowl XLVIII.
will be announced at an awards gala that will be held Thursday, May 21,
at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.