The Breeders' Cup announces special events for 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championship [Sports]


The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at Churchill Downs. This is the second consecutive year Churchill Downs has hosted the multi-million dollar racing extravaganza.

The Breeders' Cup announced yesterday that it will provide a complimentary racing program to each reserved seat ticket holder for the two-day event. Reserved tickets for the Grandstand and Clubhouse range from $20 - $175 for Championship Friday and from $40 - $200 for Championship Saturday. Reserved tickets are on sale now for both days and can be purchased at or by phone at 877-TIX-4CUP.

Online only sales of General Admission tickets begin Monday, October 3. Patrons can print their tickets at home and bring them to the gate for admission. Online General Admission tickets are $10 for Championship Friday and $20 for Championship Saturday. General Admission tickets will increase $5, to $15 and $25, respectively, when purchased at the gate on race day.

The Breeders' Cup also announced special Friday-only events which include:

"Fascinator and Fedora" Fashion Event presented by the Voice Tribune in which the two fans judged to have the most fashionable fedora and fascinator will win $5,000;

$10,000 Fan Friday Sweepstakes presented by WHAS11 in which fans can enter to win the opportunity to place a $10,000 win wager on the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic; and

Championship Friday Free Ride Sweepstakes in which any college student in attendance has the chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship to their school.

The Breeders' Cup World Championship begins Friday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. with the first Breeders' Cup race scheduled at 4:10 p.m. and the last race, the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. under the Churchill lights. Championship Saturday begins at 12:05 p.m. and culminates with the Breeders' Cup Classic at 7:00 p.m.

More information about the event and ticketing can be found at

Photo : Courtesy Breeders' Cup

About Jessie Oswald
I'm a lifetime Louisville resident with a passion for horse racing. When I'm not working as an immigration paralegal or taking care of my family, I follow Thoroughbred racing and love to share the excitement and beauty of the sport with anyone willing to learn!
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