Breeder’s Cup World Championships Comes to Santa Anita Park

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Combining horse racing, high fashion and huge payouts, this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles is one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events. The 36thrunning of the iconic race takes place November 1 and 2 at the world-renowned racetrack, which has invested over $40 million towards improved and new premium seating areas, racing surfaces, renovations to restaurants, new outdoor suites installed above the grandstand seating, plus more.

Guests of Montage Beverly Hills can start Friday morning at Clocker’s Corner at Santa Anita to watch Breeders’ Cup contenders train. It’s also Future Stars Friday, the first day of the Longines Prize for Elegance. The best dressed men and women will win Longines timepieces on both November 1 and 2. Friday’s afternoon races culminate in five Breeders’ Cup events: the Juvenile Turf Sprint, the Juvenile Fillies Turf, the Juvenile Turf, the Juvenile Fillies, and the TVG Juvenile. On Saturday, there are nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship races: the Filly and Mare Sprint, the Turf Sprint, the Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile, the Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf, the Sprint, the TVG Mile, the Longines Distaff, the Longines Turf, and the Longines Classic.

“Los Angeles is the world’s greatest sports town—where loyal fans and star athletes come to celebrate, and compete on the biggest stage,” says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We’re already planning an historic decade of sporting events, with the Olympics and Paralympics, the Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff National Championship and the World Cup coming to town. I couldn’t be prouder to once again add the Breeders’ Cup to that illustrious list.”

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  • 2018 Breeder’s Cup World Championships (Eclipse Sportswire/Breeder’s Cup Photos)