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Fan Power Returns BC Race Name To Former Moniker
The Breeders' Cup has announced that the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic will revert to its original name, the Breeders' Cup Distaff, as part of celebrations of this year's 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships, reports bloodhorse.com. The US$2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff, the race's official title from 1984-2007, has provided many memorable moments throughout its history and it was this, along with feedback from loyal fans, that prompted the name change. "We restored the Ladies' Classic to its original name due to feedback from our loyal fans who have a strong affinity for the Distaff," explained Breeders' Cup president Craig Fravel. "In recognition of our 30th year, the Distaff has provided us with some of racing's most remarkable moments, personified by such outstanding thoroughbreds as Lady's Secret, Personal Ensign, Azeri, Zenyatta, and our two-time defending champion, Royal Delta. It is a fitting tribute to bring back the name Distaff to honour the rich history of the championships." The Breeders' Cup World Championships are scheduled for November 1 at Santa Anita.