Breeders Cup


Breeders’ Cup in Louisville KY is just days away

Story from Churchill Downs’ website   Louisville, KY., – Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that began Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, ends Sunday, Nov. 25. The 129th Fall Meet will showcase lofty purse levels thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated’s new $65 million facility that opened in mid-September at nearby 4520 Poplar Level Road. Horsemen…


LouisvilleKY to Host a Variety of Fan Events leading up to Breeders’ Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The excitement around Breeders’ Cup spans an entire week in a city known for horse racing and home of the iconic Churchill Downs. A variety of events, including Equestricon, Topgolf Crush and the Breeders’ Cup Festival kicks off Sunday, October 28, culminating with the 35th Annual Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs November 2-3.   Equestricon, a two-day event which is part fan fest, conference and equestrian industry trade show all in one, starts the week off at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. Fans will have unprecedented access to racing’s stars with expected appearances from the sport’s top jockeys,…


Topgolf Crush Louisville to turn LouisvilleKY’s Cardinal Stadium into giant playground

LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf and the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Festival are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Cardinal Stadium. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, Topgolf Crush Louisville will give Breeders’ Cup attendees, Cardinals fans and golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the stands of Cardinal Stadium. “We’re excited to team with the Breeders’ Cup Festival to bring Topgolf Crush to the amazing city and fans of Louisville,” said Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng. “The combination of food, music and friendly competition will be the perfect addition to the festival’s entertainment lineup for Breeders’ Cup attendees, while giving the Louisville community…


Ticket Prices Set for Breeders’ Cup World Championships at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY., – The Breeders’ Cup has announced ticket prices and availability for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at historic Churchill Downs. This marks the ninth time that Churchill Downs will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events consisting of 14 races and purses and awards totaling more than $30 million. Available seating options include Dining, Reserved and Box Seating, and General Admission. Group packages are also available for groups of 18 or more, as well as custom fan experience packages through Breeders’ Cup Experiences, the Official Fan Experience Package provider…

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New Luxury jet company wins Churchill Downs contract to fly guests in and out of Louisville Ky

Photos from Sentient Jet’s Facebook Page. BRAINTREE, MA and LOUISVILLE, KY – February 15, 2016 – Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, is pleased to announce that it has been named the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs Racetrack, the home track to both events and an eight-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a longtime Sentient Jet partner. As part of the multi-year agreement, Sentient Jet will offer exclusive benefits to Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks guests and introduce a new Kentucky Derby-themed flight card. The card will include premier…

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Louisville Ky racing fans rejoice – Fall Meet begins Sunday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) – Racing on the Kentucky circuit won’t skip a beat after Keeneland plays host to the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Churchill Downs Racetrack will open its 126th Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program at 12:40 p.m. (all times Eastern). The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 29, kicks off in style Sunday with the 11th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by…

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Charities to Benefit from New Makers Mark-Breeders Cup Deal

The two brands aim to raise $1 million to benefit Breeders’ Cup Charities LEXINGTON – The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity over the next three years. Beginning with the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships taking place October 30 and 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., the two iconic brands will collaborate on a limited-edition collection of Maker’s Mark bottles, each of which will feature a previous Breeders’ Cup champion. The proceeds from these bottles will…

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Breeders’ Cup Friday — In Pictures

At Churchill Downs Friday, the gloom and rain gave way to sunshine about the time the Breeders Cup races started, and locals who ventured out or skipped the afternoon at work were treated to the track at its best — without all the hassles of the Kentucky Derby. Here’s a few shots from the festivities:      

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On Saturday, We Say No to Uncle Mo

We made five selections in this column yesterday, two win bets and three exactas.  While we failed to hit an exacta, both win selections were good, and Royal Delta saved the day winning the last.  We recommended passing the Filly and Mare turf, in which 27-1 Perfect Shirl shocked the field.  Saturday looks to be a spectacular day of racing. Marathon– This race produced a lot of fireworks last year, and there a lot of question marks this year.  Cease is a very talented gelding stretching out in his seventh lifetime start.  Giant Oak and A U Miner both are…

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How to Play It at Churchill Today

Breeders Cup Friday Selections Juvenile Sprint – 2011 marks the first running of the Juvenile Sprint, and Bob Baffert will send out heavily favored Secret Circle.  He is 2-2 lifetime, and in both wins he completely dominated his competition.  The play:  Secret Circle to win. Juvenile Fillies Turf – There are several interesting angles in this race.  Somali Lemonade has two starts, and has gone from last to first in each of them.  But she is hung way out in the 14th post position, and with the sharp corners of the turf course, she will assuredly lose quite a bit…