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OCTOBER 1ST IS OFFICIAL “BREEDERS’ CUP NIGHT” AT DODGERS STADIUM IN CELEBRATION OF 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, NOV. 2-3
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 28, 2012) – The Breeders’ Cup and the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that Monday, October 1 is “Breeders’ Cup Night” at Dodgers Stadium, in celebration of the upcoming World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The 7:10 p.m. game will pit the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, annually attracts the best horses from around the world. The Breeders’ Cup consists of 15 races with purses totaling more than $25 million over the two-day event, being held this year on November 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Jockey Chantal Sutherland, who finished second in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic on Southern California-based Thoroughbred Game On Dude, will throw out the first pitch. During the evening, fans can mingle with some of Southern California's top jockeys and trainers, and enjoy in-game programming featuring Breeders’ Cup highlights and upcoming event details.
“We’re honored to be a part of the Dodgers’ final homestand in what has been an incredibly exciting season for the club,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer. “This will be the sixth time that the Breeders’ Cup is being run at Santa Anita Park, and it has become a celebrated event in the Los Angeles area at one of our sport’s greatest racing venues. We are thrilled to share the horse racing experience with Dodgers fans alike.”
Monday, October 1 also marks the first day that General Admission tickets for the Breeders’ Cup go on sale, beginning online at 12 p.m. ET. The General Admission online price for Championship Friday will be $10. The General Admission online price for Championship Saturday is $15. Patrons will be able to print their tickets at home and bring them to the track for admission. General admission prices at the gate on Championship Friday will be $15 and $20 on Championship Saturday. Tickets are available at http://www.breederscup.com/tickets or by calling 877-628-3499.
About Breeders’ CupThe 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 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million will be held Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Under the two-day Championship format, Friday’s 10-race program will begin at 11:15 a.m. PT and finish at approximately 4:25 p.m. PT with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. Saturday’s 12-race card will begin at 10:05 a.m. PT and conclude with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at 5:35 p.m. PT, all of which will be aired live on NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC from 8-9 p.m. ET. 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 and YouTube.