2023 Breeders' Cup World Championships Tickets Go On Sale May 4

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Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., will host the Breeders' Cup World Championships for a record 11th time on Nov. 3 and 4, 2023. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Tickets for the 40th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 3 and 4 at iconic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, will go on sale Thursday, May 4. Starting today, fans can begin browsing seating options and pricing at BreedersCup.com/Tickets and sign up to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale information at BreedersCup.com/2023.  

The 2023 World Championships will feature 14 Grade 1 races and $31 million in purses and awards as fans from around the globe gather to celebrate the world’s best horses, jockeys, and trainers as they compete over two days in racing’s most spectacular international showcase. 

“We are delighted to welcome guests from around the world to beautiful Santa Anita Park as we celebrate the milestone 40th running of racing’s premier international championship,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming. “Extensive ticket options are available for all racing fans, and we are working closely with our partners at Santa Anita, and with the broader Arcadia and Pasadena communities, to ensure this year’s fan and participant experience is the best yet.” 

Ticket options at various price points will be available, including Grandstand Reserved Seating, expanded Clubhouse Box Seating, Grandstand Box Seating, indoor and outdoor premium dining, and General Admission. Those interested in hosting corporate outings or large groups may register for more information at BreedersCup.com/Groups.

Breeders’ Cup Experiences is the Official Ticket, Hospitality, and Travel Package provider for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park. Packages are all-inclusive and provide top-end food and drink, reserved seating, hospitality, and exciting insider experiences. Fans can visit the Breeders’ Cup Experiences website, BreedersCupExperiences.com, for more information.

Fans are encouraged to pre-register and purchase early. Demand for tickets is expected to be high as Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup for a record 11th time.  

“The management and staff here at Santa Anita are excited to once again showcase Santa Anita as the host site for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3 and 4,” said Craig Fravel, President, Santa Anita Park and Vice Chairman, 1/ST Racing & Gaming. “As this will be our record 11th time as host of these amazing Championships, we are honored to share all that our facility offers to both local and international horsemen as well as fans from around the world. There is truly no better place on earth to showcase our magnificent sport and we look forward to this important opportunity as the Breeders’ Cup celebrates its 40th birthday in November.”

General admission prices start at $50 per person for Friday, Nov. 3, and $75 for Saturday, Nov. 4. Two-day general admission packages will also be available starting at $125. These passes do not include a reserved seat.

The all-time, two-day Breeders’ Cup attendance record of 118,484 was set at the 2016 World Championships at Santa Anita. With potential for record-breaking attendance in 2023, Breeders’ Cup and Santa Anita Park officials are working to ensure optimal seating offerings for all attendees, while maintaining an intimate fan experience and ensuring maximum safety and comfort.  

All on-site parking will be sold in advance. Pricing ranges from $50 per pass on Friday to $125 per pass on Saturday, depending on the lot. Parking will be sold online when ticket sales go live. A dedicated ride share lot will be available for patrons over the weekend.


Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races through an 80-race series hosted by 11 countries, and also administers the U.S.-based Dirt Dozen Bonus Series. The Breeders’ Cup supports and operates under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), which, for the first time, establishes a national, uniform set of rules applicable to every Thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack. HISA seeks to enhance the safety of both horse and rider and to protect the integrity of the sport to the benefit of all racing participants, fans, and bettors.

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Grade 1 Championship races, and $31 million in purses and awards, is scheduled to be held Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The Championships will return to the West Coast in 2024 with Del Mar in Del Mar, California, set to host Nov. 1-2. The Championships will be televised live by NBC Sports. Press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.

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