Tickets on Sale Now for Breeders’ Cup World Champs.
June 7, 2011
The Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs today announced that tickets are on sale for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. For the second consecutive year, Churchill Downs will host the event under the two-day Championship format, which will begin on Friday at 2 p.m. ET and finish under the lights at approximately 7:30 p.m. with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. Saturday’s card will begin at 12:05 p.m. and conclude with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Last year, a record total of 114,353 fans attended the two days of the Championships at Churchill Downs climaxed by the electrifying battle under the famed Twin Spires between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
This year, fans will be able to purchase tickets in two ways:
- Among the new ticketing options for this year’s Championships are:
- “Together with our host, Churchill Downs, we look forward to another outstanding experience for our fans attending the Breeders’ Cup from around the world to enjoy the most spectacular two-days of racing at this year’s Championships,” said Tom Ludt, Breeders’ Cup Chairman. “We were delighted with the record turnout in 2010 and encourage fans to take advantage of the new seating options available this year.”
“The return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to Churchill Downs for a record eighth time will be very special for our neighbors in Louisville, the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana that embrace Thoroughbred racing’s biggest events like no other region in North America,” said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “Last year’s record-setting debut of the Breeders’ Cup as a two-day event at our track was filled with breathtaking performances, lasting memories and wonderful experiences. After a record-shattering Kentucky Derby Day at our track, our team looks forward welcoming the world back to the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs – there’s always magic when the Championship returns to Kentucky.”