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Budget Named Official Rental Car Company of the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
Parsippany, NJ Sep 1, 2005 -

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and has been named the official rental car company of the NTRA and the 2005 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.  The $14 million Breeders’ Cup races take place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on October 29th.

Together with NTRA, Budget is awarding two lucky Fastbreak winners the Budget Fastbreak Winner’s Circle Prize Package.  The package, valued at $3,500, includes two VIP tickets to the 2005 Breeders’ Cup, two tickets to the Breeders’ Cup Post Party, roundtrip airfare to New York City, along with transportation, accommodations and more.  To enter, interested participants are asked to describe their best road trip in 150 words or less.  Participants must be registered Budget Fastbreak members and must enter their Fastbreak number on the entry form.  Entries will be reviewed by a panel of NTRA judges and must be received no later than October 6, 2005.

“We’re pleased to team up with NTRA and sponsor the 2005 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships,” said Scott Deaver, executive vice president of marketing for Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Budget.  “The Breeders’ Cup represents North America’s richest day of thoroughbred racing and we’re proud to offer our customers a chance to be there.”

For more information on the contest or to enter, visit www.budget.com/fastbreak/ntra.  To enroll in Fastbreak or reserve a vehicle, visit www.budget.com or call 1-800-BUDGET- 7. 

About Budget
Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. is the owner and franchiser of one of the world's best-known car rental brands with more than 1,800 car rental locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.  The company also operates Budget Truck Rental and is part of Cendant Car Rental Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), a diversified global provider of business and consumer services primarily within the travel and real estate sectors. For further information visit www.budget.com or www.cendant.com/media.

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