The Breeders' Cup

Join us for two days of spectacular racing at Santa Anita for the 2014 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 14 races and purses totalling $20 million.

Price

5 Nights Hilton Pasadena £2,250 Per Person
5 Nights The Westin £2,450 Per Person
Breeders' Cup & Las Vegas - Hilton Pasadena (5nts) & Bellagio (4nts) £2,750 per person
Breeders' Cup & Las Vegas - The Westin (5nts) & Bellagio (4nts) £2,950 per person

Itinerary

Tuesday 28 October
Depart: London Heathrow - Flight BA 269 15.00 hrs
Arrive: Los Angeles 19.05 hrs
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your chosen hotel where accommodation has been reserved for you for five nights on a room only basis.

Wednesday 29 October
Day to relax and acclimatise.

Thursday 30 October
Optional early morning visit to “Clockers’ Corner”. Day at leisure or optional racing. “Eve of Breeders’ Cup” Cocktail reception.

Friday 31 October
Racing at Santa Anita for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup.

Saturday 01 November
Racing at Santa Anita for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup.

Sunday 02 November
Day at leisure until an afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Depart: Los Angeles - Flight BA 268 20.45 hrs

Monday 03 November
Arrive: London Heathrow 14.55 hrs

Flight Upgrades:
World Traveller Plus from £420
Club Class from £3,000

BREEDERS’ CUP & LAS VEGAS
For those who would like to combine the Breeders’ Cup with a short visit to Las Vegas, we can offer 4 nights on a room only basis at the famous Hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas. The itinerary would be the same as Tour BC5N until Sunday 02 November when a deluxe coach would transfer you from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Days at leisure in Las Vegas until your departure on Thursday 06 November.

Sunday 02 November
Mid-morning departure by luxury air-conditioned coach from your Pasadena hotel to Hotel Bellagio, Las Vegas. The journey will take approximately 6 hours, including a stop en-route.

Accommodation has been arranged at the Hotel Bellagio for four nights on a room only basis.

Monday 03 - Wednesday 05 November
Days at leisure to enjoy the spectacle of this fairytale city.

Thursday 06 November
Depart: Las Vegas - Flight BA 274 20.20 hrs

Friday 07 November
Arrive: London Heathrow 14.10 hrs

Flight Upgrades, subject to availability:
World Traveller Plus from: £450.00
Club Class from: £3,250.00

OUR PRICE INCLUDES
• Return scheduled flights by British Airways • 5 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at the Hilton Pasadena or The Westin • 4 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at the Bellagio, Las Vegas • Transfers throughout • Club House Loge seats and buffet lunch in Sirona’s Restaurant Facility at Santa Anita for Breeders’ Cup Days • Assistance of our representatives throughout • Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

Accommodation

Hilton Pasadena


The Hilton Pasadena is only a short walk from historic Old Pasadena and close to numerous shops and restaurants. The 296 guest rooms offer views of the San Gabriel Mountains or Old Pasadena and each room is elegantly furnished and offers state-ofthe-art technology. The hotel also features a fitness centre, Jacuzzi and heated outdoor swimming pool.
Accommodation is on a room only basis
Single room supplement £92 per night
(Please note that under California State Law all hotels are non-smoking)

The Westin Pasadena


The Westin is located close to the centre of Old Pasadena with its numerous shops and restaurants. The hotel has been refurbished recently and its 345 rooms are fully equipped to an excellent standard. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, a fitness centre, and a heated outdoor swimming pool and sundeck located on the fourth floor and affording superb views of the surrounding area.

Accommodation is on a room only basis
Single room supplement £115.00 per night

The Bellagio


This beautiful Italian renaissance style 5* property is an oasis of sheer elegance with state of the art comfort throughout.  The Bellagio nestles alongside a magnificent lake adorned with spectacular fountains and surrounded by lush gardens.  The fountains are enhanced at night by colour, light & classical music.  The hotel offers a grand Casino, elegant shopping promenade, fine dining establishments and a theatre reminiscent of the Paris Opera House.   Each guest room is elegantly appointed with European style furnishings, art & antiquities yet complemented with every modern day convenience; satellite T.V., stereo, room safe, telephone and en-suite marble bathroom.

Accommodation is on a room only basis
Single room supplement:  £80.00 per night

Tour Highlights

SANTA ANITA
Southern California produces some of the finest racing in America and many of America’s foremost horses and trainers are centred in the Los Angeles area. Santa Anita occupies 320 acres with a stunning backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains. Its landmark 1,100 foot-long, Art Deco grandstand, with its original 30s façade, seats 26,000 guests and the track infield can comfortably accommodate a crowd of 50,000 or more. Santa Anita is unusual in having a hillside turf course, which crosses the all-weather track and is used for races over 6 furlongs.

In addition to the weekend’s racing, early risers can experience ‘Clockers’ Corner’ where breakfast is served. This is an opportunity to watch the early morning track workouts and see the runners stretch their legs in the California sunshine.

BREEDERS’ CUP
European horses had great success in 2013 at the 30th Breeders’ Cup and dominated the turf races. There were three winners on the first day; the Marathon was won by London Bridge; Godolphin’s Outstrip won the Juvenile Turf from the Aiden O’Brien trained Giovanni Boldini and Chriselliam, trained by Charlie Hills and part owned by Willie Carson, had an impressive win in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. On Saturday Ryan Moore rode two winners. He won the Filly & Mare Turf on Dank, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, with Romantica trained by Andre Fabre in second. In the Turf he rode a waiting game on Magician and then powered through the field to win by half a length from the favourite, The Fugue. This win was the fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf for trainer Aidan O'Brien. The Breeders’ Cup Classic was a close run race with last year’s second placed horse, Mucho Macho Man, holding on to win from Will Take Charge in second and Declaration of War, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, a nose away in third.

THE RACES
Friday 31 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 01 November – 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.

CLUB HOUSE LODGE SEATS & SIRONA'S PRIVATE DINING FACILITY
Club House Loge seats (adjacent to the auxiliary press box) and Club House admission, together with Sirona’s Private Dining Facility, are included in the price of the tour for both days. Sirona’s is situated in the main grandstand overlooking the paddock and the reserved tables are available for the whole day, on each day. Coffee is served on arrival and is followed by a buffet luncheon. Sirona’s provides a cash bar and private tote betting facilities.

Additional Info

TRANSFER TO LAS VEGAS
Included in the price of the tour is the transfer from your hotel in Pasadena to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas – a “door-to-door” service. This deluxe coach transfer avoids check-in times, flight delays and baggage handling. The coach is equipped with WC and DVD player, on which a racing film will be shown.

However, should you wish to fly to Las Vegas the supplementary cost, to include private car transfer from your Pasadena hotel to Burbank Airport on a low cost carrier, would be £125.00 per person.
Please note: you should make your own way by taxi from Las Vegas airport to the Bellagio Hotel.

TAILORMADE TOUR EXTENSIONS
The featured Breeders' Cup tours to Los Angeles and Las Vegas are fully escorted and have our Horse Racing Abroad representatives on site. If you wish to extend your visit to the USA before or after The Breeders’ Cup we would be delighted to assist with your arrangements. Maybe go shopping in New York, visit the vineyards of California or enjoy the sunshine of Florida, Mexico or the Caribbean. Please contact our reservations department for further details.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights by British Airways Boeing 747 • 5 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at the Hilton Pasadena or The Westin • Transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches • Club House Loge seats and buffet lunch in Sirona’s Restaurant Facility at Santa Anita for Breeders’ Cup Days • Assistance of our representatives throughout • Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

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