Breeders’ Cup announces special events

| September 8, 2011
2010 Breeders' Cup

2010 Breeders' Cup

A collection of special Friday-only events will be held at Churchill Downs during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5.

The “Fascinator and Fedora” Fashion Event presented by The Voice-Tribune will award $5,000 to the fan with the best fascinator and $5,000 to the fan with the best fedora.

Fans also will have a chance to win the opportunity to place a $10,000 win bet on the Ladies’ Classic through the $10K Fan Friday Sweepstakes presented by WHAS11.

The new list of events concludes with the Championship Friday Free Ride Sweepstakes, where any college student in attendance could win a $10,000 college scholarship to their school.

For the second consecutive year, Churchill Downs will host the Breeders’ Cup under the two-day championship format, which will begin on Friday at 2 p.m. and finish 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 p.m.

2010 Breeders' Cup

2010 Breeders' Cup

Seats are available for both days of racing. Ticket prices on Championship Friday for Reserved Grandstand and Clubhouse range from $20-$175 and on Championship Saturday from $40-$200.

Also new to the event this year, all Breeders’ Cup reserved ticket holders will receive a complimentary racing program.

General admission tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 3, for online purchase only. The Breeders’ Cup has added sections 126-128 in the Grandstand for optimal viewing of the track. Friday tickets are $10 online, and Saturday tickets are $20 online. Patrons can print their tickets at home and bring them to the track for admission. General admission prices at the gate will be $15 Friday and $25 Saturday.

Available seats and purchase options can be found at www.breederscup.com/tickets or by calling 877-TIX-4CUP (877.849.4287).

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