Breeders Cup

03 November 2018


The 2018 Breeders' Cup will be held at Churchill Downs on the 2nd & 3rd November. Don't miss your chance to witness the world's greatest thoroughbreds at Churchill Downs!

Our packages include return flights from the UK, accommodation and race tickets to both days of the Breeders Cup!

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

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Breeders Cup 2018 Package

Wed 31 Oct 2018 - Mon 05 Nov 2018

  • First Floor Sections 126-128
  • SpringHill Suites Louisville

    4 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Twin Room

per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Hotel information

The Springhill Suites by Marriott is located approximately 8 miles from Churchill Downs and 5 miles Louisville Standiford Airport (SDF).

Your Package Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Louisville Standiford Airport
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday ticket: First Floor Sections 126-128
  • Intermediate car hire for duration of trip

Additional Information


Flights included within the package are indirect flights departing from London Heathrow and flexible timings are available. Alternative UK departure airports and upgraded flights are also available.

Race Tickets

Tickets included within the package are based in the Grandstand on the First Floor, sections 126-128. Upgrades are available.


The hotel can also provide Triple and Quad occupancy rooms, so if you are travelling as part of a larger group you can receive a discount as follows:

3 People Travelling: £2195/person
4 People Travelling: £2095/person

This package is also available for a single person as follows:

1 Person Travelling: £2795/person

Optional Upgrades

Race Tickets

Ticket upgrades are available as follows:


Second Floor (sections 222-223): £200/person
Third Floor (sections 324-325): £300/person
Third Floor Clubhouse (sections 318-319): £500/person


Second Floor (sections 222-223): £600/person
Third Floor (sections 324-325): £800/person
Third Floor Clubhouse (sections 318-319): £1200/person

Additional Night

Additional nights accommodation are available: price on request

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Dress Codes

What to wear

Although there is no official dress code for those purchasing general admission or box seats to Churchill Downs, management maintains the right to turn away anyone not in appropriate attire. If entering the directors room, finishing line suites, stakes balcony, or turf areas, it is recommended that a jacket is worn, whilst jeans, shorts and t-shirts are not permitted. In all cases, torn garments, athletic wear, and midriff tops are considered inappropriate attire.

Travel Information

How to find us



Taxi services are the best way to travel to Churchill Downs and Yellow Cabs can be found in Downtown Louisville and several other sites around the city. However, a much more cost-efficient method of transport is through Uber, now an official partner of Churchill Downs. Finally, if you’re looking to travel in style, Limousine Services in the form of Xtreme Transportation are available to provide private and executive transport both to and from the racecourse. The chauffeur company were voted Kentucky’s no 1 transport provider for the last three years running and has a large range of vehicles to suit your every need - including vans, limousines, buses, SUV’s and and sedans.


Churchill Downs is accessible via three expressways. When travelling on the I-65 South from Indianapolis, take exit 132 and when reaching the traffic lights turn right. Follow Central Avenue straight on and the racecourse will be on the left. To access Gate 17, turn left on 9th Street, and for Gate 10 turn left on Taylor Boulevard and then left again on Longfield Avenue.

The I-264 West from Lexington also runs via Louisville. Take exit 10 and turn right, heading north on Third street or Southern Parkway. Once you hit Central Avenue, take a left. Gate 17 can be reached by continuing on Central Avenue, and Gate 10 is situated just off the left turning from Fourth Street on the right hand side passing the barns.

To access Churchill Downs from I-65 North or the Airport take the I-264 West to Exit 10. From there, take a right heading north on Third Street or Southern Parkway. Once reaching Central Avenue take a left. For Gate 17 continue on Central Avenue and for Gate 10 turn left on Fourth Street and bear right passing the barns.

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