The Breeders’ Cup today announced that Rood & Riddle, one of the world’s leading equine veterinary practices, has been named the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw.
This year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 races and $26 million in purses and awards, will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 30-31.
The Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw will be held at Keeneland on Monday, October 26. The draw will be conducted in two phases. The first phase, drawing of 11 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races, will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion at 1 p.m. ET.
The Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff and the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be drawn later that afternoon in the magnificent Bourbon Lounge chalet at the racetrack.
"Rood & Riddle has a firmly established outstanding reputation of excellence as leaders in the equine medical field, and we are very pleased that they are supporting this year’s Breeders’ Cup as an official partner and sponsor of the Post-Position Draw,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO. "With intense interest focused in the Bluegrass region for the first-ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, we are also very excited that the draw will the first gathering of horsemen and the community among the great festivities planned during Breeders’ Cup week.”
"Rood & Riddle is very pleased to partner with Breeders' Cup as the Title Sponsor of the Post-Position Draw and as Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders’ Cup Championships,” said Dr. Tom Riddle, co-founder of Rood & Riddle. "It is especially exciting for us to join with Breeders’ Cup in its first year to be held in Lexington, our hometown.”
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade I races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held October 30-Oct. 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 in Lexington, Kentucky, as both a provider of ambulatory services and as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. The hospital facility offers a full range of services, including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and specialized Reproductive Center. The practice also provides ambulatory services for emergencies, preventative care, general reproduction, radiography, medical care and treatment of your horse at your farm or stable. Rood & Riddle in Saratoga, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, is Rood & Riddle’s first out-of-state clinic, and it offers the same outstanding service that clients have learned to expect from Rood & Riddle. Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital emphasizes an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in the relationships with clients and community.