Breeders' Cup

Breeders’ Cup (Santa Anita Park -  285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007)

The world’s greatest have to start somewhere. And for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, that somewhere was Hollywood Park, 29 years ago. What began as a one-day 7-race event has grown into a two-day $26 million extravaganza attracting the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. It has also become the unofficial end and culmination of the thoroughbred-racing season, often with the Breeders’ Cup Classic being the deciding factor in Horse of the Year. And while these two days have seen legends born, history made and fortunes won, the greatest part is that the best is still yet to come.

Gates Open & Post Times

Admission gates open on Championship Friday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) and 8:00 a.m. (PT) on Championship Saturday, November 3. The first post on Championship Friday is 11:15 a.m. with the first Breeders’ Cup post at 1:05 p.m. The first post on Championship Saturday is 10:05 a.m. with the first Breeders’ Cup post at 11:50 a.m. The official Breeders’ Cup World Championships race schedule will be announced at a later date.


Friday, November 2,  2012
Juvenile SprintMarathonJuvenile Fillies Turf
6 Furlongs1 3/4 Miles1 Mile

Grey Goose Juvenile FilliesFilly & Mare TurfLadies’ Classic
1 1/16 Miles1 1/4 Miles1 1/8 Miles

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Juvenile TurfFilly & Mare SprintXpressbet Sprint
1 Mile7 Furlongs6 Furlongs

Turf SprintDirt MileTurf
6.5 Furlongs1 Mile1 1/2 miles

Grey Goose JuvenileMileClassic
1 1/16 miles1 mile1 1/4 miles

How to buy tickets:

General Admission

FridaySaturdayTwo-Day Package
At the gate on event days$15$20$35

To purchase tickets and view other options, click here.

Getting there:

  1. Take Metrolink to Los Angeles Union Station. 
  2. Using your Metrolink pass, connect for free to Metro’s Gold Line to Sierra Madre Villa Station.
  3. Take Foothill Transit Bus #187 to Santa Anita Race Track.
    • Operates every 30 minutes.  Arrival time is approximately 15-30 minutes.


  1. Take Metrolink to Los Angeles Union Station.
  2. Take Metro Bus #79 from Cesar Chavez/Alameda.
    • Operates every 45 minutes.  Arrival time is approximately 60-90 minutes.

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