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NetJetsŪ Inc. renews Sponsorship Agreement with NTRA/Breeders' Cup through 2007

August 4, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

NTRA, Aug. 3 - NetJets, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), and Breeders' Cup Limited announced today that NetJets, the pioneer and worldwide leader in fractional aircraft ownership, has renewed its marketing partnership with the NTRA/Breeders' Cup through 2007. NetJets has been a sponsor of the NTRA and Breeders' Cup since 2002.

Under the agreement, NetJets will continue as title sponsor of the $2 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile, and the NetJets Mile Division, consisting of 27 graded stakes races leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships. The internationally-renown NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile is a one mile turf race contested each fall as a part of the $20 million Breeders' Cup World Championships, and is televised live by ESPN in the United States and by various networks around the world. This year's Breeders' Cup will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, November 4.

In addition to the Breeders' Cup, NetJets will continue its international horse racing partnerships with The Curragh in Ireland, France Gallop, and Baden-Baden in Germany.

"The Breeders' Cup is the world's foremost day of racing, attracting the finest horses from the greatest racing establishments in the world. As the world leader in fractional jets ownership, NetJets, has found this event to be a perfect fit, and is proud to continue our sponsorship of this great day of racing," said NetJets Chairman and CEO Richard Santulli.

"We are delighted that NetJets has renewed its relationship with the NTRA and the Breeders' Cup," said Greg Avioli, interim chief executive officer of the NTRA and Breeders' Cup Ltd. "As the industry leader in private aviation services, NetJets continues to be a terrific match as a marketing partner for excellence in Thoroughbred racing."

NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, provides the safest and most secure private aviation solutions in the world. NetJets fractional aircraft ownership allows individuals and companies to buy a piece of a private business jet at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership, and guarantees availability 365 days a year with just a few hours' notice. The NetJets programs worldwide offer the largest and most diversified fleets in private aviation, which includes 14 of the most popular business jets in the world. Access to the NetJets fleet is also available in the form of a short-term lease, sold on an all-inclusive, pre-paid basis in 25-hour increments, through an exclusive alliance with Marquis Jet Partners. NetJets, Inc. also offers aircraft management, charter management and on-demand charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet Management. More information on NetJets, the Marquis Jet Program and Executive Jet Management is available at

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 administer the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $20 million in purses and awards, and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site,