Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will begin its second year as the “Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships” and title sponsor of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw.

This year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade 1 races and $28 million in purses and awards, will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California, on Nov. 4-5, and will be televised live on NBC and NBCSN.

The Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw will be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. The draw will be conducted in two phases. The first phase, drawing of 11 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races, will be held at Top ‘O The Stretch at 1 p.m. PT. The Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff and the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be drawn later that afternoon in the Chandelier Room at the racetrack.

“As leaders in the equine medical field, we are very pleased that Rood & Riddle is back with us as an official partner and sponsor of the post-position draw,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO.

Added Tom Riddle, DVM, co-founder of Rood & Riddle, “Rood & Riddle is very pleased to once again partner with Breeders’ Cup as the title sponsor of the post-position draw and as Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders’ Cup Championships. We feel that the partnership we have with Breeders Cup is very appropriate: a world class veterinary practice supporting the world championships of Thoroughbred racing."