2006 Breeders' Cup Ticketing Process Begins

Edited press release

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and Churchill Downs announced March 21 that ticket applications for the 2006 Breeders' Cup World Championships are now available. The 23rd Breeders' Cup, consisting of eight grade I races with purses and awards totaling $14 million, will be held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Ticket applications may be obtained in the following ways:

--Complete an online ticket application: Go to either www.churchilldowns.com or www.ntra.com and click on the Breeders' Cup event logo to locate the ticket website and online ticket application.

--Print a ticket application from the ticket website: A pdf version of the ticket application is available to print, complete, and mail to: Churchill Downs Breeders' Cup Ticketing; 700 Central Avenue; Louisville, KY 40208.

--Request that a printed ticket application be mailed to you: Contact Churchill Downs via email at breederscup@kyderby.com. Include your name, complete address, and phone number.

All applications must be received at Churchill Downs no later than June 1 to be included in a random drawing that will determine the order in which applications will be processed. Applications received after the deadline will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent upon seating availability. Tickets will be limited to six per household.

"As host of the Breeders' Cup World Championships for a record sixth time and for the first time since 2000, we view the launch of the ticketing process as another major step toward the return of this championship day of racing to our historic track," said Steve Sexton, president of Churchill Downs. "The return of this great event to Churchill Downs after an unusually long wait has generated much excitement in our community and the region and we look forward to welcoming the Breeders' Cup back to Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

Tickets for the general public will be available at the following locations around the racetrack:

--Trackside Village; balcony view assigned dining seats (includes luncheon buffet): $350.00

--Third Floor Grandstand (Section 325), outdoor box seats: $100.00

--First Floor Clubhouse (Sections 113-114), outdoor box seats: $100.00

--First Floor Clubhouse (Sections 111-112), outdoor box seats: $75.00

--Second Floor Grandstand (Sections 221-225), outdoor bleacher seats: $55.00

--First Floor Grandstand (Sections 119-124), outdoor bleacher seats: $35.00

--First Floor Grandstand (Sections 125-128), outdoor bleacher seats: $30.00

--General admission (no advance purchase required): $25.00