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October 25, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and DreamWorks Pictures announced today that Loews Cinemas ticket stubs from the upcoming motion picture “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story” can be redeemed for free general admission to the October 29 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, to be held at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, set to open on October 21, stars Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning. Russell plays a Thoroughbred trainer who, along with his young daughter (Fanning), nurses an injured racehorse back to health in time to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Ticket stubs—from New York City/tri-state area theatres only—will be accepted at Belmont Park general admission gates B, C and D. Free admission is valid only on Saturday, October 29. Only one person will be admitted per ticket stub.
“Dreamer does a wonderful job of conveying the magic of the Breeders’ Cup,” said Damon Thayer, vice president—Breeders’ Cup event management for the NTRA. “We think this is a great way to encourage moviegoers who are otherwise unfamiliar with the event to come out and experience the real thing at Belmont Park.”
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited also conduct the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $14 million in purses and awards and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City.