Wednesday, February 8th, 2017   ( 10 months ago )

Tickets for 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar To Go on Sale March 6

Fans Encouraged to Sign-up for Pre-Sale Access

The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6. This is the first time that Del Mar, located just north of San Diego, will host the Breeders’ Cup. To purchase tickets, fans should go to BreedersCup.com or call the ticketing center at 877-849-4287 beginning at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on March 6.

A special ticket pre-sale will be conducted in the days prior to the March 6 on-sale date. Fans are encouraged to sign up now at DMTC.com/Season/Breeders-Cup for pre-sale access as demand for tickets to the 2017 World Championships is expected to be high and reserved seating is likely to sell out quickly.

Combining the sport’s best racing, horses and jockeys with world-class dining and entertainment, the Breeders’ Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious international thoroughbred racing events of the year. The 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup will make history as it debuts at the historic Del Mar racetrack – the place “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” – on November 3 and 4. San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days offer an exciting backdrop for the 2017 event.

More information on the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including ticketing details, transportation, and special fan experiences will be announced in the coming weeks.

 


About Breeders’ Cup

The 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 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held November 3-4 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. The Breeders’ Cup culminates with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which in 2016 was rated the World’s Best Horse Race in the Longines International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) final rankings. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube

About Del Mar

Del Mar, just a few furlongs from the Pacific Ocean, has been a racing destination since its founding in 1937 by entertainment icon Bing Crosby and a crew of his Hollywood pals. Owner-breeder Crosby, known as the original laid-back Californian, put his special stamp on the place “where nobody’s in a hurry but the horses.” Bing penned and sang a ditty called “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” in 1938 and the song is still played today at the start and finish of every card. The seaside oval is one of America’s racing stalwarts, a proving grounds for stars-in-the-making and stars-in-fact guided by first-rate horsemen and enjoyed by enthusiastic crowds all summer long. Del Mar also conducts a second racing meet – the Bing Crosby Season – during the month of November. In 2017 Del Mar will host its first Breeders’ Cup on November 3 and 4. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit DelMarRacing.com. You can follow Del Mar on FacebookTwitter, InstagramSnapchat and YouTube.


Media Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512, jgluckson@breederscup.com

Hayley Karlan, Nike Communications, 646-654-3445, hkarlan@nikecomm.com

Mac McBride, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 858-742-4269, mac@dmtc.com