On Wednesday, Breeders' Cup Ltd., and Jerry and Ann Moss announced plans for the second annual Breeders' Cup Zenyatta After-Party Celebration to be held Championship Friday, November 2, at Santa Anita Park's Frontrunner restaurant. This year's official event will be an exclusive evening following Friday's race card and will benefit several equine and racing-related charities, including the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER).
The Zenyatta After-Party Celebration will be from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. (PT) providing racegoers a relaxing environment to toast the day's winners, celebrate the past and present of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, while enjoying a twilight, panoramic view of the historic racecourse from Frontrunner. Amenities include a California buffet and cash bar featuring cocktails, race replays from Friday's Breeders' Cup program, entertainment, and a chance to meet Zenyatta's connections and other racing celebrities.
Scheduled appearance and autograph signing at the event will be with trainer John Shirreffs; Dottie Shirreffs, racing manager for the Moss Racing Stable and the voice of the Zenyatta Diary; and jockey Mike Smith. Smith will bring along some of his fellow jockeys and other racing celebrities to mingle with partygoers. The After-Party Celebration will also feature the auction of Zenyatta memorabilia, artwork and an all-expense-paid trip to see Zenyatta and her Bernardini colt at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.
After-Party Celebration tickets are $50 for admission only, or $95 for admission combined with the buffet. Tickets are currently available for sale on a first-come basis.
As an added benefit for Zenyatta's fans, Premier Grandstand seating in the designated Zenyatta Section during the Breeders' Cup World Championships is now available online by clicking here or by calling 877-TIX4CUP (877-849-4287). Tickets are $150 for BC Friday and $200 for BC Saturday. Included with the special section tickets is a complimentary Autumn season Clubhouse pass to Santa Anita Park, as well as a unique Zenyatta souvenir.
"We are thrilled that the Zenyatta Celebration will once again be a highlight at the Breeders' Cup World Championships," the Mosses stated. "Santa Anita Park holds many special memories for us as the site of some of Zenyatta's finest racing accomplishments."
"Santa Anita Park has rolled out the red carpet for international race-goers and especially Zenyatta fans as they prepare for another Breeders' Cup World Championship," Breeders' Cup COO Robert Elliston said. "The Zenyatta After-Party Celebration will be a fabulous way to honor one of Breeders' Cup's most popular stars and also raise funds for industry-related causes."