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:

  • Fans can go to the Web to to access the online ticket system, which allows purchasers to view seat locations and buy their tickets in a fast, efficient manner.
  • Those without online access or that need assistance can purchase tickets by telephone by calling toll-free at 877-TIX4CUP (877-849-4287).

    • Among the new ticketing options for this year’s Championships are:


  • Ticket prices on Championship Friday for Reserved Grandstand and Clubhouse range from $20-$75 and on Championship Saturday from $30-$150. There are also bundled two-day packages available for Reserved Grandstand, Clubhouse Box seating and Premium Dining areas (Skye Terrace and Millionaires Row).
  • Fans will have the option to purchase single seats in Grandstand reserved box seating, premium Clubhouse box seating and Dining areas (Skye Terrace and Triple Crown Room).
  • Fans have the option to purchase single day tickets in Grandstand reserved box seating and premium Clubhouse box seating on the First and Third floor levels of the Clubhouse.
  • General Admission tickets will go on sale beginning October 3 for online purchase only. The online price for Championship Friday will be $10. General Admission online price on Championship Saturday is $20. Patrons will be able to print their tickets at home and bring them to the track for admission. General admission prices at the gate on Championship Friday will be $15 and $25 on Championship Saturday.
  • Also new this year for out of town guests, Breeders’ Cup has released limited room inventory at its official partner hotels.  These rates are offered at a discount to advertised hotel rates.  Fans may log on to to book reservations for the Championships.

      “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.”