The Many Race tracks of the Breeders Cup
The Breeders Cup has no set track like some of the other major American Horse races. Both Churchill Downs and Santa Anita have played a major role in the history of the Breeders Cup. Santa Anita Park hosting the event 5 times, and Churchill Downs hosing it the most going into it’s seventh time hosting the event in 2010, and already scheduled to host it again in 2011. The third most hosted track is Belmont Park at 3 times. NBC was the only channel to broadcast the Breeders Cup up until 2005. Having covered the Cup since it’s inception in 1984. Taking over in 2006 ESPN is now the home of the Breeders Cup on television, with Trevor Denman a long time sportscaster and public-address announcer who has specialized in horse racing as the voice of the station. Having coined such phrases as “scraping the paint” to “they would need sprout wings to catch the leader”, Denman brings a new level of excitement to this historic race. Past and Future Breeders' Cup sites: 2011 - Churchill Downs 2010 - Churchill Downs 2009 - Santa Anita Park 2008 - Santa Anita Park 2007 - Monmouth Park 2006 - Churchill Downs
2005 - Belmont Park 2004 - Lone Star Park 2003 - Santa Anita Park 2002 - Arlington Park 2001 - Belmont Park 2000 - Churchill Downs 1999 - Gulfstream Park 1998 - Churchill Downs 1997 - Hollywood Park 1996 - Woodbine 1995 - Belmont Park 1994 - Churchill Downs 1993 - Santa Anita Park 1992 - Gulfstream Park 1991 - Churchill Downs 1990 - Belmont Park 1989 - Gulfstream Park 1988 - Churchill Downs 1987 - Hollywood Park 1986 - Santa Anita Park 1985 - Aqueduct Racetrack 1984 - Hollywood Park The 2008 and 2009 events at Santa Anita were the first time that the annual event was held in consecutive years at the same track. These also mark the first times that the event was held on an artificial racing surface.