The Breeders' Cup

Join us for two days of spectacular racing at Keeneland, Kentucky for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup! The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, annually attracts the best horses from around the world. It is the richest prize-money event in sports, consisting of 13 championship races and purses totalling $26 million.

For Breeders' Cup 2015 we have only arranged a four night tour. However, we are aware that many of our Horse Racing Abroad clients will wish to extend their stay in the United States and join us in Lexington either at the beginning or end of their holiday. Our dedicated Sports team will be delighted to advise and assist with any hotel and/or flight arrangements.

Price

4 Nights Hyatt Regency Lexington £2,600 Per Person

Itinerary

Wednesday 28 October
Depart: London Heathrow - Flight US 731 10.40 hrs
Arrive: Charlotte 15.35 hrs

Depart: Charlotte - Flight US 3857 18.21 hrs
Arrive: Lexington 19.43 hrs

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for you for four nights on a room only basis.

Thursday 29 October
Optional early morning visit to watch the morning workouts and enjoy breakfast in The Keeneland Track Kitchen. Private visit to Coolmore's Ashford Stud. Remainder of afternoon and evening at leisure.

Friday 30 October
Racing at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup.

Saturday 31 October
Racing at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup.

Sunday 01 November
After checking out of the hotel, there will be a morning visit to The Kentucky Horse Park. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Depart: Lexington - Flight US 3823 17.54 hrs
Arrive: Philadelphia 19.37 hrs

Depart: Philadelphia - Flight US 728 21.15 hrs

Monday 02 November
Arrive: London Heathrow 09.25 hrs

Flight Upgrades:
Business Class price subject to availability at time of booking

Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Lexington


The Hyatt Regency Lexington hotel welcomes guests in a bright atrium lobby connected to the Lexington Convention Centre, shops and Rupp Arena. The hotel offers 366 spacious rooms that feature coffee makers, flat screen cable TVs, hairdryers, iHome stereo with iPad docking station, iron/ironing boards, Wi-Fi Internet access and mini-refrigerators. The BlueFire Bare & Grill offers traditional cuisine, local craft beers and Kentucky bourbons. The hotel also has a rooftop indoor swimming pool and gym/fitness centre.


Accommodation is on a room only basis
Single room supplement £135 per night
 

Tour Highlights

KEENELAND
For the very first time, the Breeders' Cup World Championships will take place at Keeneland, the cradle of the US thoroughbred breeding industry and the heart of Kentucky, "the Bluegrass State". A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland features beautifully landscaped grounds that are open to the public every day. The world's best thoroughbred owners, trainers and jockeys converge for three weeks each April and October at Keeneland to compete in an idyllic setting like no other in the world. Keeneland is also home to one of the world's premier thoroughbred auction houses, with four sales annually.

In addition to the weekend’s racing, there will be an opportunity to watch the morning workouts and enjoy breakfast in The Keeneland Track Kitchen.

BREEDERS’ CUP
In 2014 the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic produced a thrilling race with Toast Of New York, ridden by Jamie Spencer and trained in Lambourn by Jamie Osborne, being beaten by Bayern, by a distance of a nose, with California Chrome, 2014's Kentucky Derby winner, a neck behind in third place. The Breeders' Cup Mile was won by Karakontie, trained in France by Jonathan Pease. European-trained horses filled the places too as Anodin, from Freddy Head's stable in Chantilly, beat Trade Storm, trained in Newmarket by Dave Simcock.

LEXINGTON
Lexington is Kentucky's second city but, in comparison to other majoy US cities, it is relatively quiet with a limited number of hotels and restaurants. Located at the heart of Central Kentucky's scenic Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" for its role in producing champion racehorses. The rich pastures of Central Kentucky are where top racehorses are bred, born, trained, officially registered, bought and sold, retired to stud and buried. Kentucky's other well known export is bourbon and there are distilleries and distillery museums to visit in Lexington.

THE RACES
Friday 30 October –the following races will be run: $½ million Marathon , $1 million Juvenile Turf, $1 million Dirt Mile, $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, $2 million Distaff and 5 other supporting races.

Saturday 31 October – the most prestigious day of the Championship – the following races will be run: $2 million Juvenile Fillies, $2 million Filly & Mare Turf, $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint, $1 million Turf Sprint, $2 million Juvenile, $3 million Turf, $1½ million Xpressbet Sprint, $2 million Mile, $5 million Classic and 3 other supporting races.

GRANDSTAND BOX SEATING
The Grandstand Box Seats are individual boxes, the majority of which seat six people. They offer an excellent view of the track with easy access to all the track facilities such as bars, betting windows etc.

Additional Info

TAILOR-MADE TOUR EXTENSIONS
The featured Breeders' Cup tour to Lexington Kentucky is fully escorted and will have our Horse Racing Abroad representatives on site. Please note that any tailor-made tour extension would be unescorted.
A few suggestions: - take the opportunity to go shopping in New York, visit the Grand Canyon or enjoy the sunshine of Florida or the Caribbean. Please contact our reservations department for further ideas and full information.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights by US Airways • 4 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at the Hyatt Regency Lexington • Transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches • Grandstand Box Seats at Keeneland Racetrack for Breeders’ Cup Days • Assistance of our representatives throughout • Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

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