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Blowing $25 million at the 30th anniversary of the Breeders' Cup

A Visit to the Super Bowl of Horse Racing

Ask any casual fan what the Superbowl of horse racing is and they’ll answer the Kentucky Derby. Pose the same question to a member of the horse racing community and they’ll quickly point to the Breeders’ Cup. Deciding who’s right depends on the measuring stick. History, attendance records and cultural recognition easily favor the Derby. But when it comes to cold hard cash, the Breeders’ Cup is clearly king.

We were invited to experience the scene for ourselves during the 30th anniversary of the lauded event at historic Santa Anita park, California’s oldest race track.

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An inside look at the insider's home of horse racing

Racing Home: A Visit to Keeneland

Kentucky is the undisputed mecca of the thoroughbred industry in the U.S., both for breeding and racing. Each year since 1875 this truth has been reaffirmed on the first Saturday in May, when sport’s brightest spotlight turns toward Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Its reputation as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” is well-deserved. The same goes for the race’s record attendance numbers, which eclipse both the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. But those who follow the sport beyond the Julep-fueled weekend of seersuckers and sundresses know that much of the prestigious race’s success is owed to another place a mere 80 miles east.

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Searching for luck in an age old pastime, at the place that's seen its fair share

Off to the Races: A Weekend at Saratoga

Preface: Horse racing has enthralled men longer than just about every other sport in existence. Fossils indicate that the early Egyptians, Syrians, and Babylonians couldn’t resist the itch of the track. The same thing goes for the Greeks, who included both mounted and chariot races in the original Olympic games back in 648 BC. And…