The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that a limited quantity of reserved seats remain for the two-day international festival of racing, November 2-3, at Santa Anita Park, as advanced sales have outpaced 2008 and 2009, the last time the event was held in Southern California.
The 29th Breeders' Cup consists of 15 races with purses and awards totaling more than $25 million. First race post time on Championship Friday is 11:15 a.m. (PDT).
"We're very encouraged by fan response to date as we return to Southern California and Santa Anita Park," Breeders' Cup President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Fravel said. "The Breeders' Cup has evolved into a multi-day celebration of the very best of Thoroughbred racing and we look forward to working with our host track and host cities of Los Angeles and Arcadia to provide a world class hospitality and entertainment experience for our guests.
"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 is a highly anticipated component to Santa Anita's 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins on September 28.
"It's gratifying to see the response the Breeders' Cup is generating," Haines said. "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 remains available for Friday and Saturday in Trackside dining and Grandstand areas, as follows:
|Baldwin Terrace Dining||$200||Sold Out|
|Frontrunner Bar||$500||Sold Out|
|Turf Club||Sold Out||Sold Out|
Reserved Seating Options
|Sections R-T||$50||Sold Out|
Available seats and purchase options can be found at www.breederscup.com/tickets or by calling 877-TIX-4CUP (877-849-4287).
Breeders' Cup also announced a selection of special events that will take place throughout the days leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.
Events to be held in Southern California and at Santa Anita during the World Championships include:
For the sixth time, Santa Anita will host the Breeders' Cup. Under the two-day Championship format, Friday's 10-race program will begin at 11:15 a.m. and finish at approximately 4:25 p.m. with the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Saturday's 12-race card will begin at 10:05 a.m. and conclude with the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 5:35 p.m., which will also be aired live on NBC.
General Admission tickets will go on sale beginning October 1 for online purchase only. The online price for Championship Friday will be $10. General Admission online price on Championship Saturday is $15. Patrons will be able to print their tickets at home and bring them to the track for admission.
General admission prices at the gate on Championship Friday will be $15 and $20 on Championship Saturday. General admission tickets do not include a reserved seat at the racetrack.
All fans attending the Breeders' Cup will receive a complimentary official Breeders' Cup World Championships track program.