Last month, one of our favorite events — the Kentucky Derby — took place. Although it was a bit of a rainy mess, it didn’t disappoint. If you missed this year’s “most exciting two minutes in sports” and can’t stand the idea of having to wait a whole year for the next running, we’ve got just the thing — The 2018 Breeders’ Cup!
What is the Breeders’ Cup? Where is it? What can I expect? These are all great questions, and if you find yourself asking these questions, today’s blog is for you. As a group of sport, travel, and hospitality experts, offering elite corporate packages to some of the world’s most renowned sporting events, we know a thing or two about the Breeders’ Cup!
What is the Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are an annual series of thoroughbred horse races. Since its inception, there have been 34 runnings of the race and 318 champions. In 1984, when the race first began, it was a single-day event. However, in 2007, the race expanded, becoming a two-day event. Over the course of the weekend, the event pays out roughly $30 million, earning the title “the richest two days in sports.”
A maximum of 14 horses are allowed in each of the 14 championship races. To qualify for the race, a horse must win a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race or earn enough points from major races during the year. Horses can also compete in the running by being selected by a panel of experts.
Where is the Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup changes locations yearly. This year, like the Kentucky Derby, the Breeder’s Cup will take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. If you missed your opportunity to experience the magic of Louisville during the Derby, this is your best chance — that is, of course, until the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
How Do I Get Tickets
The Breeders’ Cup is one of the most prestigious international sporting events in the world. This, coupled with the fact that this year’s running will take place at the iconic Churchill Downs, means you will want to get your tickets to the race quickly. Tickets for the 2018 gathering will go on sale to the general public on June 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Where Should I Stay in Louisville
The Official Fan Hotel of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championship is the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Additionally, there are a number of other participating hotels around Louisville. However, just like during Derby weekend, hotels and accommodations can fill up quickly. If you don’t have the time or desire to plan your trip to the Breeders’ Cup, we can help! In fact, we can do more than help — from arrival to departure, we can take care of every part of your trip. We can even book you a private jet rental to and from Louisville.
Experience the Breeders’ Cup the Superior Way
Superior Executive Services takes tremendous pride in offering luxurious sports packages for individuals and businesses alike. Whether your goal is to entertain your key customers or to run a sales incentive, we will help facilitate a one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your individual needs. We understand that each client is different, and when you partner with us, we promise a one-on-one approach. Contact us today to learn more about our Breeders’ Cup packages.