BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL FASCINATORS AND FEDORAS CONTEST

Fashion event open to all ticket holders for chance to win up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards

NEW YORK (October 17, 2013) - The Breeders’ Cup today announced the return of the third annual “Fascinators and Fedoras” fashion event, presented by Westfield Mall and Los Angeles Magazine. Fans sporting the most fabulous headwear, including, but not limited to, fascinators and fedoras, will be eligible to win up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards.

All Breeders' Cup ticket holders will have access to the event, which takes place throughout the 30th running on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Fascinator and Fedora Lounge at Santa Anita Park. The Fascinator and Fedora Lounge, presented by Westfield, is located by the Kingsbury Fountain. Winners will be selected from a group of finalists sporting the best headwear on Saturday afternoon. Full contest details can be found here. General admission tickets are currently available for purchase online at www.breederscup.com/tickets.

“I’m looking forward to judging the Fascinators and Fedoras fashion event for a second time,” said judge and New York City-based designer Christine Moore. “I’m hoping to see many Breeders’ Cup fans sporting my exclusive Breeders’ Cup SILKS collection to match their favorite Breeders’ Cup contender, and can’t wait to see many beautiful fashion pieces on display.”

“On top of world-class racing, the Breeders’ Cup is full of fashion and style, with fans dressed to the nines,” said Peter Rotondo, Breeders’ Cup Vice President of Media and Entertainment. “We’re excited to bring the Fascinators and Fedoras contest back for a third year to give fans the chance to put their most fashionable headpieces on display.”

The Fascinators and Fedoras contest was launched at the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., to crown the lady with the best fascinator and the gentleman with the best fedora in attendance.

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

Alexandra Paparsenos, CTP, apaparsenos@ctpboston.com, 617-412-4000

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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 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races and purses totaling $27 million will be held Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network. 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