all in Breeders' Cup

A race sponsorship campaign initially brought attention to the Claiborne Farm stallion Runhappy, but at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, the sire received notice of another kind.

For the first time, Breeders’ Cup Ltd., America’s Best Racing (ABR), and Hípica TV collaborated to present live coverage, entirely in Spanish, of all 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. Branded as “Breeders’ Cup en Vivo,” the two Spanish Breeders’ Cup broadcasts received more than 282,000 cumulative views while streaming live on Hípica TV’s YouTube channel over the two-day event.

On the crest of a dominant 2 ¾-length romp in the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 6 at Del Mar, Knicks Go leapfrogged multiple horses to take over the top spot in the new edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar last Saturday, besides providing countless memorable moments and fantastic races, went a long way toward deciding the winners of the Eclipse Awards. First held in 1971, the Eclipse Awards are racing’s year-end awards, given out to the champions of each major division.

Moments after NBC reporter Donna Barton Brothers made her first report trackside at the 2021 Breeders’ Cup, her social media accounts sprang to life. “What is the name of that gorgeous horse you are riding today?” “I want to hear more about that gorgeous pony you are riding tonight?” “Love that big paint you were on for Breeders’ Cup!!” “What spotted horse did you ride today to interview the winner? The horse was gorgeous!” “Who is your beautiful mount?”

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