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2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships

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16 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person
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The Breeders' Cup World Championships is an annual series of Thoroughbred horse races (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoroughbred_horse_racing), most but not all Grade I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graded_stakes_race), operated by Breeders' Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event; starting in 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Breeders%27_Cup), it expanded to two days. The location changes each year. All sites have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the races were at the Woodbine Racetrack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbine_Racetrack) in Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada).

The attendance at the Breeders's Cup ranks fourth or fifth in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races. The attendance of the Breeders' Cup typically only trails the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks (and in some years, the Belmont Stakes); for more information see American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Thoroughbred_Racing_top_Attended_Events).

Admission gates open on Championship Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. (PT). The first post on Championship Saturday is 10:05 a.m. with the first Breeders’ Cup post at 11:50 a.m. The official Breeders’ Cup World Championships race schedule will be announced at a later date.

General Admission Tickets:

These tickets include access to the infield lawn and track apron to view the racing.

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The event was created as a year-end championship for North American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America) Thoroughbred racing, and also attracts top horses from other parts of the world, especially Europe. The Breeders' Cup was founded in 1982 by pet food heir John R. Gaines (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_R._Gaines&action=edit&redlink=1) (1928–2005), a leading Thoroughbred owner and breeder who wanted to clean up the sport's image. Before the Breeders' Cup expanded to two days, it was generally considered to be the richest day in sports. As of 2008, the second day of the Breeders' Cup is the second-richest. In 2008, a total of $17 million was awarded on that day, down from $20 million in 2007 (two races were moved from Day 2 to Day 1).

PERMITTED ITEMS ON BREEDERS’ CUP DAYS

Folding chairs and umbrellas are allowed only in the infield Sunscreen (non-glass containers only) Cellular telephones, cameras, and camcorders Small personal music systems, radios and televisions – no “boom boxes” Binoculars Purses and baby bags (all subject to search) Strollers (only if carrying a child – no other items allowed) BANNED ITEMS ON BREEDERS’ CUP DAYS

Alcoholic beverages of any kind Balloons, balls, or Frisbee's Glass bottles or containers Grills Duffel bags Wagons Weapons (including knives)

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