The Breeders’ Cup, the Paulick Report and Kentucky Derby winning jockeys Pat Day and Calvin Borel are teaming up for this year’s edition of “Breeders’ Cup or Bust”. For this third-year fundraiser, Paulick Report founder, Ray Paulick, and his business partner, Brad Cummings, will organize an 80-mile relay run and bike race from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington to Churchill Downs in Louisville on Nov. 2. Pulling the anchor leg, Day will be greeted by Borel as he crosses the finish line at the historic Louisville racetrack days before the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 and 5. The charities they will be raising money for include The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Last year’s “Breeders’ Cup or Bust” raised $75,000 for Breeders’ Cup Charities in a two-man walk from Keeneland to the Galt House in Louisville Kentucky for the 28th Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
“Breeders’ Cup or Bust” will begin its roughly 80-mile journey from Keeneland Race Course on Nov. 2 at 7 am and will arrive at Churchill Downs by 7 pm. Accompanied by a police escort, the relay team of one-mile runners and five-mile bikers will travel US-60 to Louisville and then cut across the city to finish at historic Churchill Downs. The Paulick Report will be giving constant updates on the relay at www.paulickreport.com.
“For the third consecutive year, we are very pleased to partner with Ray and Brad in their efforts to call attention and raise money for such outstanding causes as The V Foundation, Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “We greatly appreciate all those who are participating in the relay from Lexington to Louisville in support of these worthy organizations.”
“’Last year, we asked ourselves, ‘Who in their right mind would walk from Lexington to Louisville?’” said Ray Paulick, “But now we’re another year older and another year wiser. So instead of walking 80 miles, we will be asking for the support of our friends in the industry. We all know these charities do vital work in our community and industry and deserve our support.”
“It is an honor to participate in this wonderful event,” said Day. “What a great idea not just to raise funds for and awareness of these most worthy charities but to involve members of the industry and give us the opportunity to participate. Thank you Ray and Brad.”
If you would like to join this year’s Breeders’ Cup or Bust as a one-mile runner, five-mile biker or general volunteer, please contact Brad Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online donations can be made directly through a secured website through Breeders’ Cup Charities. www.breederscup.com/bcorbust
Additionally, the Paulick Report is seeking individuals, businesses or charitable foundations as sponsors at $1,000 a mile or more, with proceeds going directly to the charities. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please send an email to Ken Ward at email@example.com.