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Contact: Eric Wing, NTRA (212) 907-9283

BREEDERS' CUP TO AGAIN RELEASE VIDEO/DVD FEATURING 80 KEY 2001 RACES

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited announced today that, for a second consecutive year, a Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Preview Video and DVD will be made available to the general public in October. The video/DVD will include 80 major races from more than 20 racetracks and feature virtually all the leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to be contested on October 27, 2001, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

The video/DVD features full-screen video and audio of all 80 races, along with post-positions, payoffs and official order of finish. New in 2001 are a variety of improvements including enhanced graphics and English-language calls of all races conducted overseas. Ten races, run through October 7, 2001, have been selected for each of the eight World Thoroughbred Championships Divisions. Included will be such major events as the Arlington Million, the Spinster Stakes, the Travers Stakes, the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile and the Vosburgh Stakes, as well as such top international races as the Dubai World Cup, Arc de Triomphe, King George VI Stakes, the Irish Champion Stakes, the Prix du Moulin, the Atto Mile and many others.

"This product provides a major handicapping advantage by allowing fans to view not only the leading prep races on 'The Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships,' but also the harder-to-find preps such as the international races," said Ken Kirchner, executive director of simulcasting for Breeders' Cup. "This gives weekend and casual fans the chance to play the Championship races on an equal footing with the heavy hitters. Customers will have over a week to review the tapes before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. With the highest payoffs in racing historically available on Breeders' Cup Day, it often only takes one insightful selection to make for a very profitable outing."

The two-tape VHS video or two-disc DVD will once again sell for $35, which includes two-day shipping. It can be pre-ordered immediately via telephone at 1-800-992-9905 and may also be pre-ordered online at www.breederscup.com. Orders must be placed by October 1 to guarantee delivery by October 20.

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing awareness of Thoroughbred racing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA also conducts the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, racing's year-end Championship consisting of eight races and $13 million in purses and awards, and the Breeders' Cup National Stakes Program, which are funded by the industry's owners and breeders. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. A compendium of NTRA press releases appears on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com, and at the Web site for the Breeders' Cup Championship, breederscup.com. Contact the NTRA at ntra@ntra.com.

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