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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Breeders’ Cup looks to extend Vegas reach

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 13 / 14

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has signed an agreement to become an official marketing partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Under the terms of the deal, the authority will get multiple commercial units on NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of the annual horse...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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