2005 Breeders' Cup Ticketing Process Begins

Edited press release
Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the New York Racing Association announced Wednesday that ticket applications for this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are now available. The 22nd Breeders' Cup, consisting of eight grade I races with purses and awards totaling $14 million, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Ticket applications may be obtained in the following ways: Via email at bcwtc@nyra.com (must supply your complete mailing address); by regular mail in the form of a request to: 2005 Breeders' Cup Tickets, P.O. Box 90, Jamaica, N.Y., 11417; by completing an Online Application at the NYRA Web site or by requesting a printed form to be mailed.

All applications must be received at Belmont Park no later than Friday, July 20 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.

General admission for the Breeders' Cup is $10.00, with no advance purchase required.

"As host of the greatest day of international racing, we are very excited to begin the ticketing process for this year's Breeders' Cup," said Charles Hayward, president and chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association.

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

--Preferred Grandstand Seats (2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors – Clubhouse Access): $175.00

--Preferred Grandstand Seats (2nd Floor, partially obstructed view – Clubhouse Access): $150.00

--Clubhouse Reserved Seats (2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors): $125.00

--Grandstand Reserved Seats (2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors): $125.00

--Grandstand Reserved Seats (2nd Floor, partially obstructed view): $100.00

--Grandstand Reserved Seats (2nd, 3rd, 4th Floors): $ 65.00

--Grandstand Reserved Seats 2nd Floor, partially obstructed view): $ 50.00

--Grandstand Apron Reserved Seats (inside 1/16th pole): $100.00

--Clubhouse Apron Box: $ 75.00

--Clubhouse Admission: $ 25.00

--General Admission: $ 10.00

Preferred parking credentials may also be obtained in advance for $25.00 with ticket purchase. General parking on Breeders' Cup Day is $10.00, and may be obtained in advance with ticket purchase or on Breeders' Cup Day.