Yaamava' Resort & Casino named presenting partner of Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge


ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2023) ― Breeders’ Cup Limited today announced an exciting new collaboration with Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel, the presenting partner for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at the 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge presented by Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is a “real money” handicapping challenge for horseplayers from around North America and will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The contest requires a $10,000 buy-in and the cash prize pool is estimated at $1.3 million. To register now and view the complete 2023 BCBC rules and information, go to BreedersCup.com/BCBC.

Yaamava’ is a valuable partner of Thoroughbred racing and sponsors both Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Southern California. Like participants of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, Yaamava’s Club Serrano members are treated to elevated gaming experiences. This partnership brings together two world-class brands in gaming.

The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge presented by Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has become synonymous with the Breeders’ Cup, which will celebrate its 40th running Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

“We welcome Yaamava’ to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and look forward to a successful collaboration,” said Heather Higgins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Breeders’ Cup Limited. “The award-winning quality of the Yaamava’ brand fits in perfect synergy with our dedication to a best-in-class experience for our attendees and Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge contestants as they enjoy a world-class weekend of global competition on the racetrack.”


Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and Four-Star-rated and AAA Diamond-rated entertainment destination in the Inland Empire (IE), featuring a 17-floor hotel with spacious suites, an elevated pool deck, a Forbes Five-Star-rated spa and salon, and a state-of-the-art theater. Recently named the 2023 USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Casino outside of Las Vegas and the Best Casino Restaurant for its Pines Modern Steakhouse, it is located just 70 miles from downtown Los Angeles in Highland, CA. The Casino has more than 7,000 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, luxury retail shops, a wide variety of award-winning dining options, and more than a dozen bars and lounges, including IE’s premiere sports bar, The 909 Food Hall. The San Manuel Entertainment Authority owns and operates Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. 

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Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races through an 80-race series hosted by 11 countries, and also administers the U.S.-based Dirt Dozen Bonus Series. The Breeders’ Cup supports and operates under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), which, for the first time, establishes a national, uniform set of rules applicable to every Thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack. HISA seeks to enhance the safety of both horse and rider and to protect the integrity of the sport to the benefit of all racing participants, fans, and bettors.

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Grade 1 Championship races, and $31 million in purses and awards, is scheduled to be held Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Championships will return to the West Coast in 2024 with Del Mar in Del Mar, California, set to host Nov. 1-2. The Championships will be televised live by NBC Sports. Press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, BreedersCup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.