The Breeder's Cup World Championships is a yearly Grade I thoroughbred horse racing event. It is actually a series of races held over two days. The location of the Breeder's Cup changes yearly but is always in the United States or Canada. Horses from both the U.S. and Europe are common entries in the event. The Breeder's Cup was first run in 1984 and was founded by John R. Gaines as a year-end championship event. The Breeder's Cup boasts having the largest payout in all of sports, awarding $20 million in prize money on its second day. The Breeder's Cup is a unique event in that it offers fans of thoroughbred horse racing the chance to see multiple events and horses from multiple genders, ages, and classes.
The Breeder's Cup offers spectators a distinctive tournament atmosphere for horse racing. The number of events and the championship level payout makes for an amazing experience. Each year the Breeder's Cup is held at a different racetrack, giving visitors a chance to witness the tradition and splendor of a different historic venue for each Breeder's Cup. Buy Breeder's Cup tickets today and don't miss one of thoroughbred racing's most exciting events!
How to Buy Breeders Cup Tickets
1. Scan through the 2016 Breeders Cup Schedule and select the date that you would like to attend, or use the opponent or date filters beside the Breeders Cup ticket listings to find the perfect matchup.
2. Click “Select” to reveal all available Breeders Cup tickets, the Santa Anita Racetrack interactive seating chart, ticket quantity, and ticket price filters. Use the ticket price filter, and ticket quantity filter to quickly refine your search to the available Breeders Cup tickets that are in your price range. You can also utilize the “eTickets Only” filter to find all Breeders Cup tickets that will be delivered electronically. The Santa Anita Racetrack interactive map can be employed to reveal all tickets available for a preferred section. Select the perfect tickets and click “Go” to proceed to checkout.
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2017 Breeders’ Cup Preview:
The 2016 Breeders Cup returns to the beautiful Santa Anita Park in California. It is the 9th time that Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders Cup. This year’s Breeders Cup is the 33rd edition of the event and looks to be one of the most exciting. The two favorites for this year’s Breeders Cup is no surprise to anyone with California Chrome and Beholder at the top. In 2014, California Chrome won Horse of the Year and in his last performance he was the winner at the Dubai World Cup. Beholder has won eight straight all stakes and also has won the Eclipse Award three times. Even though Dortmund has had some injuries over the last year he is still considered a threat after winning his first six career starts. The Breeders Cup is one of the most anticipated sporting events in the country, and the atmosphere at Santa Anita Park is as good as any track in the country.
Breeders Cup Event Guide
What is the selection process for the horses competeting in the Breeders Cup?
The Breeder's Cup is made up of eleven separate races. Each race includes 14 running horses. The first seven of each race are automatically selected based on their performance in that year's graded stakes races. The other seven entrants are chosen by a special panel of directors. The final two and perhaps the most well known races at the Breeder's Cup are the "Turf" and "Classic" events.
Is there a dress code for the Breeders Cup?
Attendees of the Breeders Cup are expected to dress up for the event and showcase their best style. Women tend to wear fashionable/classic dresses with lavish hats, while men are customed to wear suits and a fedora.
Where is the 2017 Breeders Cup taking place?
In 2016, the Breeders Cup will be held at the Santa Anita Park in Santa Anita, Calirfornia. The next two years of the Breeders Cup venues have been determined with Del Mar hosting the event in 2017 and the Churchill Downs hosting in 2018.