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THE BREEDERS' CUP AND METROLINK PARTNER TO PROMOTE THE EVENT AND URGE FANS TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO HORSE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT SANTA ANITA PARK ON NOV. 2-3
LOS ANGELES – This week, Southern Californians will see a new train car decorated with a vinyl display of six thoroughbred horses traveling across the Metrolink system. The newly-wrapped car is a result of a partnership between Metrolink and Breeders' Cup Ltd. to promote the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to Santa Anita Park and encourage the use of public transportation to go to the event on Nov. 2 and 3.
The total purse of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup was $25.5 million. The total worldwide handle, which is the amount wagered on the event, the past two times the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita was $153,271,776 and $155,740,328, respectively.
The Breeders' Cup wrapped passenger car will appear on trains on the San Bernardino, Burbank-Bob Hope Airport and Orange County lines.
For details on Metrolink schedules and connections to other transit systems the weekend of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com after October 10.
ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)
Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the seventh largest based on annual ridership.