Anderson, IN — Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will be the official presenting sponsor of the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.
The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, founded by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz more than 25 years ago, is an award-winning breeding operation based out of Georgetown, Kentucky.
Over the past nearly three decades, Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz have relied on more than homework and intuition to forge their success in racing and breeding. The duo has been involved in the breeding and ownership of numerous superstars, including most recently Ariana G ($2.6 million) and Greenshoe ($1.3 million).
Libfeld/Katz was voted Armstrong Breeder of the Year in four of the last five years, was Dan Patch Breeder of the Year in 2016 and secured the Stanley Bergstein Proximity Award in 2019, one of the sport’s highest honors. The sale of the sport’s first million-dollar yearling, Maverick, a Father Patrick full-brother to Greenshoe from the Libfeld-Katz mare Designed To Be, was another major breeding accomplishment for the Libfeld-Katz partnership. Horses they have owned and bred have accounted for victories in the Hambletonian, Kentucky Futurity, Canadian Trotting Classic and other world-class events, making them one of the most trusted names in the Standardbred breeding and racing industry.
“Harrah’s Hoosier Park and the Breeders Crown are synonymous with the pursuit of excellence,” said Marvin Katz, Partner of The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership. “We are pleased, privileged, and honored to once again be associated with the Breeders Crown.”
This is the second year that Libfeld-Katz has been the presenting sponsor of the Breeders Crown, with the first year sponsoring the 36th edition of the event at Woodbine-Mohawk Park in 2019.
The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series held to culminate harness race meets across North America and brings the year’s best Standardbred race horses to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses’ sex and gait (trot or pace). The 2020 events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown.
“We are honored to welcome The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership as our presenting sponsor for the 2020 Breeders Crown,” said Rick Moore, Harrah’s Hoosier Park VP and General Manager. “Their reputation in the harness racing industry is built on a foundation of success. With seven Breeders Crown champions and a wildly successful vision for the 2019 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Libfeld-Katz.”
Libfeld-Katz partnered with Woodbine Mohawk in 2019 on the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge and raised an unprecedented $282,996 for area charities. At the helm of Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s Breeders Crown Charity Challenge in 2020, Libfeld-Katz hope to facilitate another successful year of fundraising.
More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, ticketing details, and more will be available soon.
A 2020 Breeders Crown Frequently Asked Questions document is now available at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly.