Breeders' Cup to pay travel costs, lower fees
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)
The Breeders' Cup will pay travel costs for all horses shipping from outside of California for the first time and will lower entry fees by 1 percent for the Nov. 1-2 event at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.
The Breeders' Cup board of directors on Friday approved giving owners of horses shipping from outside of North America a $40,000 travel allowance, while owners of domestic horses shipping to California will get a $10,000 allowance.
Breeders' Cup chairman Tom Ludt says the decision will make the event more affordable and increase its global reach.