The Breeders’ Cup announced Sept. 17 that advance ticket sales for the Nov. 2-3 World Championships at Santa Anita Park have outpaced 2008 and 2009, the last time the event was held in Southern California, but that a limited number of reserved seats remain.
The 29th renewal of the World Championships at the Arcadia, Calif., track consists of 15 races with purses and awards totaling more than $25 million.
"We’re very encouraged by fan response to date as we return to Southern California and Santa Anita Park," said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO in a press release. "Coming off such successful race meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga this summer, we are excited to carry the strong momentum of fan support right through to the Championships."
Santa Anita president George Haines noted that the two-day Breeders' Cup augments Santa Anita's 24-day autumn meet that begins Sept. 28.
"It's gratifying to see the response the Breeders' Cup is generating," Haines said in the release. "We're thrilled to have the two-day event back here at 'the great race place' and it's great to see that so many of our fans are making early plans to join us. We intend to put on a great show."
A limited quantity of premium seats remain available for both days in trackside dining and grandstand areas, according to the Breeders' Cup.
Available seats and purchase options can be found at www.breederscup.com/tickets