Ticket Prices Set for Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

Apr 05, 2018

Tickets On Sale June 7

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 5, 2018) – The Breeders' Cup today
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

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 of the Breeders’ Cup.

Complete ticket pricing and availability can be
found now at

Fans are encouraged to sign up at www.BreedersCup.com/2018 for special pre-sale access as demand for
tickets to the World Championships is expected to be high. By signing up, fans
will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they are available to the
general public on June 7.

Since the Breeders’ Cup was last held at
Churchill Downs in 2011, the racetrack has invested more than $136 million in
the facility to further elevate the experience for all fans and participants,
while also introducing new, in-demand luxury seating and entertainment options

2018 Ticketing Highlights:

  • Grandstand Reserved seating for Championship Friday ranges
    from $40-$60 and from $80-$100 on Championship Saturday. Grandstand Box
    seating for Championship Friday is $160 per person and $235 per person on
    Championship Saturday, or a two-day package of $395 per person.
  • Clubhouse Box seating for a two-day
    package ranges from $220 to $670 per person. Single-day seats are
    available in the first floor Clubhouse for $70 on Friday and $150 on Saturday.
  • The View,
    a new area created just for Breeders’ Cup, combines prime viewing with a
    VIP hospitality experience. Located at the rail adjacent to the Winner’s
    Circle, fans will enjoy outdoor lounge seating offering an action-packed
    view of the horses thundering towards the finish, as well as access to an
    interior, climate-controlled hospitality lounge featuring complimentary
    chef’s table, open dining seating and premium cash bar. Ticket prices for
    The View are $270 for Friday and $350 for Saturday, or a two-day package
    of $620 per person.
    Note that there are no reserved seats
    accompanied with this purchase and limited seating is available on a
    first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Third Floor Clubhouse, renovated in
    2017, offers fans a myriad of culinary concession delights, premium cash
    bars and a high volume of self-service wagering machines and mutuel
    tellers. A new
    Clubhouse General

    “walk-around” ticket will be offered in 2018 for $85 on Friday, $160 on
    Saturday or $245 for a two-day pass. Note that there are no reserved seats
    accompanied with this purchase.
  • The
    Triple Crown Room
    offers interior dining located on the 5th floor level of the Jockey Club
    Suites (Grandstand access). Guests will enjoy dining with complimentary
    chef’s table, premium cash bar service, convenient wagering, and access to
    an open-air balcony just a short walk away with commanding views of the entire
    racetrack and stretch run. Tables are configured with 10 seats per table
    and patrons may purchase single seats within a table. The two-day package
    price is $595 per person.
  • General Admission tickets will be available online in
    advance for $20 on Championship Friday and $40 on Championship Saturday.
    Fans may print out their tickets at home or save them to their mobile devices.
    Day-of General Admission prices at Churchill Downs will be $30 on Friday
    and $60 on Saturday. Note: there are no reserved seats accompanied with
    this purchase.
  • OfficialBreeders’ Cup Experience Packages OfficialBreeders’ Cup Experience Packages, including tickets,
    travel and hospitality, will be offered through Breeders’ Cup Experiences, the
    Official Experience Package Provider for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
    Packages are customizable to include Friday & Saturday Championship
    tickets, private on-site hospitality lounges with celebrity jockey ‘meet and
    greet’ opportunities, premium food and beverage options, an exclusive breakfast
    with industry experts and other exclusive add-ons including: parties, ground
    transportation and first-class hotel accommodations. Visit
    BreedersCupExperiences.com or call 866-834-8663 for
    more information.
  • All
    fans attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will receive a
    free track program on Friday and
    Saturday upon entering the racetrack.

Downs offers a wide range of seating and hospitality options for fans coming
from around the world to enjoy a first-class event experience at this year’s
Breeders’ Cup,” said Craig Fravel, President and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Limited. “We
are sure that our loyal Breeders’ Cup fans, and those purchasing tickets for
the first time, will experience a captivating two days of outstanding
international Thoroughbred racing this November.”

About Breeders’

Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred
racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the
Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting
positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World
Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and
awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill
Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group.
Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website,
www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’
Cup on social media platforms
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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