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Grammy-Award Winner Zedd Named Special Guest of Budweiser InfieldFest at the 142nd Preakness

Zedd Joins Platinum Selling Artist Sam Hunt and Award-Winning Music Group Good Charlotte along with LOCASH and High Valley on May 20th

             BALTIMORE, MD - April 19, 2017 – The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course, announced today that Grammy and Billboard award-winning electronic music artist Zedd will be the special guest artist joining the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest on Saturday, May 20th.

 

To celebrate Zedd’s addition to one of the biggest multi-entertainment festivals in the region, limited edition four-pack bundles are now available for General Admission and the MUG Club until May 6th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.preakness.com/infield/budweiser-infieldfest or through the ticket office at 877.206.8042.

Budwesier InfieldFest is an eclectic music festival that takes place amid one of the most anticipated and attended annual sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The event attracts fans from around the world that flock to Baltimore and the Washington D.C. region to take part in the weeklong celebration of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing.

Zedd’s current single “Stay” with Alessia Cara is an international hit, rapidly climbing Global Spotify Charts (current #10), #9 at US Top 40 radio and approaching top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The classically trained pianist delved into electronic music in 2009 and has since worked with artist like Selena Gomez, Kesha and Hayley Williams.

            With the addition of Zedd to the already incredible entertainment lineup that includes country superstar Sam Hunt along with Good Charlotte, LOCASH and High Valley, music lovers of all genres will enjoy an unforgettable day of entertainment, horse racing, fashion and fun.

 

Since 2009, The Stronach Group has partnered with I.M.P., renowned independent promoters and owners of the famed 9:30 Club, operators of Merriweather Post Pavilion and The Lincoln Theatre, and soon to open The Anthem at D.C's Southwest waterfront, to deliver a top tier festival experience on the InfieldFest main stage.

The Preakness and Budweiser InfieldFest are expected to draw over 130,000 fans on race day and can be seen nationwide via the live NBC broadcast from 4:30-6:45pm EST.

Follow all of the excitement of the 142nd Preakness on Facebook @Preakness and on Instagram and Twitter @PreaknessStakes using the hashtag, #preakness and #BudweiserInfieldFest.

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Media Contact:

Amy Clark, amy@brandlinkdc.com, 202.733.5223

History of Preakness InfieldFest

Preakness InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists on two stages, the popular MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day to give fans an unparalleled entertainment experience. InfieldFest has showcased many of music's biggest stars, including The Chainsmokers and Fetty Wap (2016), Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino (2015), Lorde and NAS (2014), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull and Florida Georgia Line (2013), Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa (2012), Bruno Mars (2011), Zac Brown, O.A.R. and Train (2010), and Buckcherry and ZZ Top (2009).

About The Stronach Group

The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida's newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway.  TSG is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario. For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.

 

 

THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL RETURNS WITH A NEW RECORD SETTING $16 MILLION USD PURSE

THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL RETURNS WITH A

NEW RECORD-SETTING $16 MILLION USD PURSE

 

THE WORLD’S RICHEST THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACE COMES BACK TO MIAMI

 

Miami, Florida, April 5, 2017  - Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida in anticipation of an extraordinary, new record-setting $16 million USD purse.

 

The 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, to be held at The Stronach Group owned Gulfstream Park, is open to twelve domestic and international owners who will put in $1 million USD each for a spot in the starting gate.  The additional $4 million USD will be contributed by The Stronach Group.

 

“The 2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational surpassed our expectations and we believe took the sport of Thoroughbred racing to an exciting new level”, said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group.  “Our company is committed to building on the momentum that was inspired by our Founder and Honorary Chairman, Frank Stronach. In 2018, we will bring an even bigger, more modern and unforgettable entertainment experience to a global audience.”

 

With the commitment to an enhanced purse, The Stronach Group aims to attract the attention of an international audience marking the resurgence of North American Thoroughbred racing.

 

Follow all of the excitement and details of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at pegasusworldcup.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pegasusworldcup.

 

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The Stronach Group

The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida's newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway.  TSG is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario.  For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.

 

Media Contact:

Dave Joseph, Gulfstream Park, david.joseph@gulfstreampark.com

 

Tiffani Steer, The Stronach Group, tiffani.steer@stronachgroup.com

PLATINUM SELLING ARTIST SAM HUNT TO HEADLINE BUDWEISER INFIELDFEST AT THE 142ND PREAKNESS STAKES

Award-Winning Music Group Good Charlotte along with LOCASH and High Valley

                                      to also play InfieldFeston the DeKuyper Stage

 

            BALTIMORE, MD The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course, announced today that multi-platinum crossover artist Sam Hunt, the first male artist to have four number ones from a debut album on the Country Airplay chart and known for hits “Leave the Night On,” “House Party” and “Take Your Time,” will headline the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest Concert on Saturday, May 20th.

           

            The Budweiser InfieldFest is a full day, eclectic music festival that takes place amid one of the most anticipated and attended annual sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Fans from around the world flock to Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. region to take part in a weeklong celebration to promote and celebrate the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

 

            “The Preakness is one of the most storied sporting events in American history,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group. “It is our goal to honor that history while continuing to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing by offering unique entertainment and guest experiences, such as InfieldFest, to engage a new generation of fans.”

 

            The entertainment lineup will also feature Maryland natives, pop-punk award-winning and multi-platinum artists, Good Charlotte, who will headline the DeKuyper Stage along with LOCASH, the duo that includes Baltimore native Chris Lucas, along with Preston Brust and Canadian pop-country act High Valley.

 

            “This concert is for the fans and we are excited to share such a talented lineup with our guests,” said Stronach.

 

Since 2009, The Stronach Group has partnered with I.M.P., renowned independent promoters and owners of the famed 9:30 Club, operators of Merriweather Post Pavilion and The Lincoln Theatre, and soon to open The Anthem at D.C's Southwest waterfront, to deliver a top tier festival experience on the InfieldFest main stage.

 

            Tickets for the Budweiser InfieldFest can be purchased at: http://www.preakness.com/infield/budweiser-infieldfest or through the ticket office at 877.206.8042.

 

The Preakness and Budweiser InfieldFest are expected to draw over 130,000 fans on race day and can be seen nationwide via the live NBC broadcast from 4:30-6:45pm EST.

 

            Follow all of the excitement of the 142nd Preakness on Facebook @Preakness and on Instagram and Twitter @PreaknessStakes using the hashtags, #preakness and #BudweiserInfieldFest.

 

 

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Media Contact:

Amy Clark, amy@brandlinkdc.com, 202.733.5223

 

History of Preakness InfieldFest

Preakness InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists on two stages, the popular MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day to give fans an unparalleled entertainment experience. InfieldFest has showcased many of music's biggest stars, including The Chainsmokers and Fetty Wap (2016), Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino (2015), Lorde and NAS (2014), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull and Florida Georgia Line (2013), Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa (2012), Bruno Mars (2011), Zac Brown, O.A.R. and Train (2010), and Buckcherry and ZZ Top (2009).

 

About The Stronach Group

 

The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, TSG holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes®; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida's newest entertainment destination centers and host to the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; and Portland Meadows; and also includes industry leading pari-mutuel technology subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet. For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.

POST POSITION DRAW: CALIFORNIA CHROME AND ARROGATE AMONG THE 12 HORSES CONFIRMED WITH A SPOT AT THE STARTING GATE FOR THE $12 MILLIONPEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL

Photo Credit World Red Eye


POST POSITION DRAW: CALIFORNIA CHROME AND ARROGATE AMONG THE 12 HORSES CONFIRMED WITH A SPOT AT THE STARTING GATE FOR THE $12 MILLIONPEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL

The Most Highly Anticipated Match-Up In Thoroughbred Racing History Takes Place at The World’s Richest Thoroughbred Horse Race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL (January 23, 2017) – The Stronach Group, owners and operators of leading businesses across various industries, including world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology, today officially announced the 12 horses that will be competing at the inaugural $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational during the Post Position Draw. The world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race takes place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28th, and will be televised live on NBC from 4:30 - 6:00 PM EST. 

“If the energy at the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Post Position Draw held today is any indication of what we can expect this weekend, then we are off to an amazing start,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman & President of The Stronach Group. “The rematch of the decade between California Chrome and Arrogate brings a unique level of excitement.”

Originally announced in May 2016, the innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. Twelve owners have reserved a spot in the starting gate for $1 million USD. Owners were able to race, lease, share a starter, or sell their place in the gate.  

The Post Positions for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational are as follows:

Post Position 1: Arrogate, the 2016 Travers Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner trained by Bob Baffert, with Jockey Mike Smith riding. 

Post Position 2: Prayer for Relief, trained by Dale Romans, with Jockey Florent Geroux riding. 

Post Position 3: Neolithic, the 2016 Discovery Stakes runner-up trained by Todd Pletcher, with Jockey John Velazquez riding. 

Post Position 4: Noble Bird, the 2015 Stephen Foster Handicap winner trained by Mark Casse, with Jockey Julien Leparoux riding. 

Post Position 5: War Story, the 2016 Queens County Stakes winner trained by Jorge Navarro, with Jockey Antonio Gallardo riding. 

Post Position 6: War Envoy who placed second and third in multiple graded stakes in Europe and trained by Alvin M. Ruis, Jr., with Jockey Luis Saez riding. 

Post Position 7: Shaman Ghost, the 2016 Woodward Stakes and Brooklyn Invitational winner trained by James Jenkens, with Jockey Jose Ortiz riding. 

Post Position 8: Semper Fortis, trained by Doug O'Neil, with Jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding. 

Post Position 9: Keen Ice, the 2015 Travers Stakes winner trained by Todd Pletcher, with Jockey Javier Castellano riding. 

Post Position 10: Breaking Lucky, the 2016 Seagram Cup winner trained by Reade Baker, with Jockey Luis Contreras riding. 

Post Position 11: Eragon, the winner of multiple Group 1 stakes races in his native Argentina trained by Laura Wohlers, with Jockey Edgar Prado riding. 

Post Position 12: California Chrome, the two-time Eclipse Award Horse of the Year winner and the all-time leading North American horse in earnings trained by Art Sherman, with Jockey Victor Espinoza riding. 

First post time for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Race Day is 11:30 AM EST. For more information or to purchase tickets to the race, please visit PegasusWorldCup.com.

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Media Contact: 

Julie Fogel, Julie@GnazzoGroup.com, (240) 601-1266

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Source: Bloodhorse
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10/13/2016 The Stronach Group Releases The First Block of Tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational

The Stronach Group Releases The First Block of Tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational 

Tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Available Now 

Hallandale Beach, Florida – October 13, 2016 – The Stronach Group announced today the first blocks of tickets to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational are now available. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest thoroughbred race, will be contested on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at The Stronach Group’s premier destination, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. 

Be part of history and reserve your place now! Tickets for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational available for purchase online at www.pegasusworldcup.com.Tickets can also be purchased at Gulfstream Park, 11:00am-5:00pm EST on live-race days.  

The inaugural running of this industry-leading thoroughbred invitational exemplifies The Stronach Group’s commitment to modernizing and elevating the sport of horse racing for the next generation of fans, while providing lucrative opportunities for thoroughbred owners. 

Tickets are available for purchase now and range from $100 to $765+ USD per person. Venues offer something for everyone, from exciting views of the dash to the finish at the trackside bar, to luxurious VIP experiences and suites. 

The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational is the first event of its kind in horse racing.  Twelve stakeholders have each put up $1 million USD for a spot at the starting gate and will compete with the best horses in the world. The winner will earn a world-record $7 million USD. 

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:30pm-6:00pm EST on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 and will be simulcast worldwide in partnership with Henry Birtles Associates.         

Wagering on The Pegasus World Cup Invitational can be done at Xpressbet.com, the official wagering platform of The Pegasus World Cup Invitational. 

Keep up with The Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pegasusworldcup. 

This is the future of horse racing.  Watch. Wager. Witness. 

Gulfstream Park

Since 1939, Gulfstream Park has been one of the most important venues for horse racing in the country. Some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders pass through Gulfstream Park with their eye on Triple Crown glory. Gulfstream Park is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95 and is open seven days a week. Ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports and just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, this vast entertainment destination offers up countless things to do. In addition to thoroughbred racing, Gulfstream Park offers over 800 Vegas-style slot machines and South Florida’s finest poker room with over 20 live action tables. Please visit www.gulfstreampark.com for more.

The Stronach Group

The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, TSG holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes®; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida's newest entertainment destination centers featuring a casino and outdoor retail village; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; and Portland Meadows; and also includes industry leading pari-mutuel technology subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet.  For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.thestronachgroup.com.

For information on The Pegasus World Cup Invitational or The Stronach Group please contact:

Lauren Gnazzo, The Gnazzo Group

412-916-2031

lauren@gnazzogroup.com

For information on Gulfstream Park please contact:

Dave Joseph, Vice President Communications

954-658-7156

David.joseph@gulfstreampark.com

09/27/2016 Source: Sports Pro Media - Stonach Group partners with Henry Birtles Associates

Source: Sports Pro Media
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