The Breeders’ Cup announced April 13 that Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has been named the official equine hospital of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and title sponsor of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup post-position draw.

This year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade 1 races and $26 million in purses and awards, will be held for the first time at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, Oct. 30-31.

The Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw will be held at Keeneland on Monday, October 26. The draw will be conducted in two phases. The first phase, drawing of 11 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races, will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion at 1 p.m. local time.

The Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff and the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be drawn later that afternoon in the track’s Bourbon Lounge chalet.

“Rood & Riddle has a firmly established outstanding reputation of excellence as leaders in the equine medical field, and we are very pleased that they are supporting this year’s Breeders’ Cup as an official partner and sponsor of the post-position draw,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO. “With intense interest focused in the Bluegrass region for the first ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, we are also very excited that the draw will the first gathering of horsemen and the community among the great festivities planned during Breeders’ Cup week.”

“Rood & Riddle is very pleased to partner with Breeders’ Cup as the title sponsor of the post-pos