The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park announced June 3 that tickets are on sale to the general public for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year marks the seventh time Santa Anita will host the Breeders' Cup, and the third time under the two-day Championship format.
The Breeders' Cup consists of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $27 million. There will be 10 races held on the Friday program and 12 on Saturday, culminating with the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT.
Fans can purchase Breeders' Cup tickets online at http://www.breederscup.com/tickets or by calling toll-free at 877-721-7671. Due to strong demand during the VIP pre-sale window, many premium area tickets have been sold; however, excellent seats are available in grandstand reserved, turf club box, and select dining areas.
2013 ticketing highlights:
—The View, a new section for 2013 carved out on the rail at the finish line, combines prime access with a VIP luxury experience. The View brings the same excitement of sitting on the 50 yard line or mid-court to the racetrack, coupled with the atmosphere of a fashionable rooftop party.
—Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park have once again enlisted QuintEvents as its official provider of fan experience packages. Official Breeders' Cup experiences ticket, travel, and hospitality packages are customizable to include Friday and Saturday Championship tickets, private on-site hospitality lounges with celebrity jockey 'meet and greet' opportunities, an exclusive breakfast with industry expert analysts Donna Barton-Brothers and Jay Privman, and other enhancement add-ons in: parties, ground transportation, and hotels. Log on to www.breederscup.com/tickets or call 866-834-8663 for more information.
—Ticket prices for reserved seats range from $50-$175 for Nov. 1 and from $75-$375 for Nov. 2. Bundled two-day packages are available for grandstand reserved seats, turf club box seats, and premium dining experiences.
—Single seats are available in the turf club box and in the following dining areas: Baldwin Terrace Dining Room and Clockers' Corner Trackside Dining.
—All fans attending the Breeders' Cup will receive free track programs on Friday and Saturday upon entering the racetrack.
"Together with our host, Santa Anita Park, we look forward to providing fans from around the globe with an unparalleled event experience that includes world-class championship racing, entertainment, fashion, and fine cuisine," said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO, in a release.
"All of us here at Santa Anita Park look forward to again hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships in November and we're excited tickets are now available to fans worldwide," added Santa Anita chairman Keith Brackpool in a statement. "Santa Anita Park is the one of the world's most beautiful racing venues, and along with the Breeders' Cup, we are proud to offer a wide array of ticketing, seating, and dining opportunities."