The Breeders' Cup

Join us for two days of spectacular racing at Santa Anita, California for the 2019 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 with prize money totalling over $26 million.

Price

5 nights Westin Pasadena from £3,695.00 per person
5 nights Westin Pasadena & 4 Nights Bellagio Las Vegas from £4,445.00 per person

Itinerary

Tuesday 29 October
Depart: London Heathrow Flight BA269 15:30 hrs
Arrive: Los Angeles 19:50 hrs
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Westin Pasadena where accommodation has been reserved for five nights on a room only basis.

Wednesday 30 October
Day at leisure to relax and acclimatise.

Thursday 31 October
Optional early morning visit to “Clockers’ Corner” or day at leisure. Tonight enjoy Welcome Drinks with your Host and Fellow Travellers.

Friday 01 November
Racing at Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup

Saturday 02 November
Racing at Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup

Sunday 03 November
Day at leisure until an afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.
Depart: Los Angeles Flight BA268 21:05 hrs

Monday 04 November
Arrive: London Heathrow 15:25 hrs

THE 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. On Sunday 03 November a coach will transfer you from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. You then can enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer until your departure on Thursday 07 November.

Sunday 03 November
Mid-morning departure by luxury air-conditioned coach from The Westin, Pasadena to the Bellagio, Las Vegas. The journey will take approximately 6 hours, including a stop en-route.

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

Monday 04 - Wednesday 06 November
Days at leisure to enjoy the spectacle of this fairytale city.

Thursday 07 November
Depart: Las Vegas Flight BA274 21:05 hrs

Friday 08 November
Arrive: London Heathrow 14:55 hrs

Flight Upgrades, subject to availability:
World Traveller Plus from: £470
Business Class from: £2,750
First Class from: £6,400

TRANSFER TO LAS VEGAS
Included in the price of the tour is the transfer from the Westin Pasadena to the Bellagio, Las Vegas. This coach transfer avoids check-in times, flight delays and baggage handling.

Should you wish to fly to Las Vegas the supplementary cost, to include private car transfer to Burbank Airport, is approx £200 per person.
Please note: you should make your own way by taxi from Las Vegas airport to the Bellagio Hotel.

Accommodation

The Westin Pasadena


The Westin is located close to the centre of Old Pasadena with its numerous shops and restaurants. The hotel has 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.

Single room supplement: £260 per room per night

Accommodation is on a room only basis

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.
 

Single room supplement: £135.00 per room per night

Accommodation is on a room only basis

Resort fee of approximately $44.00 per room per night is payable locally.
 

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.

PASADENA
Pasadena is located 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and is only 10 minutes away from Santa Anita racetrack. It is famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and the Tournament of Roses Parade. Old Pasadena provides excellent shopping and a wide variety of restaurants.

THE RACES
Friday 01 November 2019 – 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 02 November 2019 – 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.

BREEDERS' CUP TICKETS
CLUBHOUSE ACCESS: TRACKSIDE DINING **NEW FOR 2019** Located on the ground floor of the Clubhouse, the newly renovated dining level places you right at the rail with world-class racing. Situated on the clubhouse apron offering commanding views of the first turn and finish line, you will take in the action from start to finish. Enjoy gourmet luncheon along with cash cocktail service. Wagering and restrooms are conveniently located nearby. A short walk will take you directly to the paddock.

Additional Info

TAILOR-MADE 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 should be delighted to assist with your arrangements, which would be unescorted. 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 • 5 nights room only accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at The Westin, Pasadena • Transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches • Trackside Dining, Ground Floor at Santa Anita • Assistance of our representatives throughout

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