Gold Derby partners with Breeders’ Cup to invite award fans to predict a real horse race

At Gold Derby you’ll soon be able to predict more than just the winners of Oscars and Golden Globes races. Starting the week of Oct. 28, you’ll be able to forecast the victor of the richest horse race in North America — the Breeders’ Cup Classic — and earn a VIP tour to attend next year’s event. The winner of our contest also picks a favorite charity to receive a $10,000 donation from the Breeders’ Cup.

Check out the new special Breeders’ Cup section here at Gold Derby, which includes more info and details.

“The Breeders’ Cup Classic Predictions Contest is an ideal way to engage new fans and expose them to the excitement of the high caliber international competition of the Breeders’ Cup,” said Peter Rotondo, Breeders’ Cup VP of Media and Entertainment. “We look forward to partnering with Gold Derby to extend the reach of horseracing within the Hollywood, entertainment and media circles.”

“This year the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run at Santa Anita Park, which is smack dab in the Hollywood scene,” said Gold Derby editor Tom O’Neil. “It’s the perfect time for the world’s leading horse races to team up with Hollywood’s top website tracking the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. The partnership proves that all of Hollywood is really one, big, wonderful race.”

Gold Derby pools predictions from top experts and editors and invites fans to compete against them for highest accuracy score. Its racetrack odds are world famous and instill terror and apprehension among Hollywood titans. The site also features articles, photo galleries, forum discussion and exclusive video interviews with top celebrities, directors, producers and writers.

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 2013 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2, and will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network and NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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