Breeders Cup

03 November 2018

Overview


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!

Click here to read up on the Breeders Cup in 2017.

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

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Hampton Inn Downtown Package

Thu 01 Nov 2018 - Sun 04 Nov 2018

  • Wicker Garden Hospitality
  • Hampton Inn Downtown

    Three Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return flights
    - Racecourse transfers
    - Hospitality at Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

£2,245.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Enjoy the best possible experience of the Breeders' Cup World Championships by combining Hospitality at Churchill Downs with accommodation in Louisville.

Package Includes


  • Return flights from London Heathrow
  • Three nights' accommodation at the Hampton Inn Downtown
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return racecourse transfers
  • Hospitality at both Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

Itinerary


Thursday 1st November 2018
- Depart London Heathrow on Thursday morning on a connecting flight to Louisville to land Thursday evening.

Friday 2nd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Churchill Downs for Breeders Cup Friday.
- Enjoy Hospitality throughout the day.
- Upon conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Saturday 3rd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Churchill Downs for Breeders Cup Saturday.
- Enjoy Hospitality throughout the day.
- Upon conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Sunday 4th November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- You will be collected around lunchtime and transferred back to the airport to catch your connecting flight home to London Heathrow (flight lands on Monday morning).

Wicker Garden Hospitality


Located mid-stretch at the 1/8th pole, you will enjoy elevated views from your traditional folding chair box seat. Your ticket package is coupled with hospitality in the Wicker Garden.
Section 323-325 / Box-Style Seating

The Wicker Garden Hospitality venue offers a covered non-reserved seating area with elevated views of the race track, complete with a full gourmet buffet and premium cash bar. This outdoor area will be heated and covered from the elements, while still offering premium views of the track. Guests will also have access to section 328 for additional flow seating and views of the races near the start line.

Includes:
- Ticket to Breeders' Cup World Championship
- Hospitality in Wicker Garden
- Chef's Table & Cash Bar
- Covered Area with Heaters & Flow Seating
- Self- Service Wagering Stations
- Closed Circuit TV Coverage

Hotel information


So much history and activity swirl around our Hampton Inn® hotel in downtown Louisville. From the Louisville Slugger factory, an American tradition since 1884, to the Belle of Louisville, perhaps the most famous steamboat plying the water, you can see it all from this Hampton Inn hotel. Be sure to check out the hopping entertainment district, Fourth Street Live! and the newest museum in town, the stunningly modern and cool Muhammad Ali Centre.

Once you’ve arrived at the hotel, you’ll find a lot of great amenities waiting for you in your room. Need to get some work done while you’re with us? We offer complimentary high-speed internet access in every guest room. Prop your laptop on the handy lap desk and type away while you watch TV, or simply listen to your favourite kind of music by pressing one of the preset buttons on your room’s alarm clock. When you’re ready for some rest, hunker down for the night in the comfiest amenity yet: Cloud Nine, the Hampton Bed Experience.

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SpringHill Suites Package

Wed 31 Oct 2018 - Mon 05 Nov 2018

  • Choose between: First Floor Sections 126-128 / Second Floor Sections 222-223 / Third Floor Sections 324-325 / Third Floor Clubhouse 318-319
  • SpringHill Suites Louisville

    4 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flights
    - Car Hire for trip duration
    - Tickets to both Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

£2,345.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Take in both days of the Breeders Cup which in 2018 heads to Churchill Downs!

Your Package Includes


  • Return flights from London Heathrow
  • Intermediate car hire for duration of trip
  • Four nights accommodation at the Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Tickets to both Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

Itinerary:


Wednesday 31st October 2018
- Depart London Heathrow on Wednesday morning on a connecting flight to Louisville to land Wednesday evening.
- Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel to check-in for the first of your four nights.

Thursday 1st November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- Remainder of the day at leisure.

Friday 2nd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast make your way to Churchill downs for Friday of the Breeders Cup!

Saturday 3rd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast make your way to Churchill downs for Saturday of the Breeders Cup!

Sunday 4th November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- Around lunchtime make your way back to the airport to catch your connecting flight home to London Heathrow (flight lands on Monday morning).

Ticket Upgrades


Race Tickets

Tickets upgrades for the Breeders Cup (Saturday) are available within the package drop down above.

If you would also like to upgrade your Breeders Cup (Friday) ticket this is available at the following supplements:

Breeders Cup Friday

Second Floor Sections 222-223: £400/person
Third Floor Sections 324-325: £750/person
Third Floor Clubhouse 318-319: £1150/person

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Hotel information


The Springhill Suites by Marriott offers free internet access, luxury bedding, microwave, and mini-fridge an indoor pool, and 24-hour fitness center. The hotel is approximately 8 miles from Churchill Downs and 5 miles Louisville Standiford Airport (SDF)

Extend your stay
Additional nights accommodation are available to add onto the beginning or end of your trip for £95/person

Accommodation
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: £2095/person
4 People Travelling: £1995/person

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

1 Person Travelling: £2695/person

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Omni Downtown Package

Thu 01 Nov 2018 - Sun 04 Nov 2018

  • Choose between: Premium Skye Terrace Hospitality / Trophy Room Hospitality
  • Omni Downtown

    Three Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return flights
    - Racecourse transfers
    - Hospitality at Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

£2,995.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Enjoy the best possible experience of the Breeders' Cup World Championships by combining Hospitality at Churchill Downs with accommodation in Louisville.

Package Includes


  • Return flights from London Heathrow
  • Three nights' accommodation at the Omni Downtown Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return racecourse transfers
  • Hospitality at both Breeders Cup Friday & Saturday

Itinerary


Thursday 1st November 2018
- Depart London Heathrow on Thursday morning on a connecting flight to Louisville to land Thursday evening.

Friday 2nd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Churchill Downs for Breeders Cup Friday.
- Enjoy Hospitality throughout the day.
- Upon conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Saturday 3rd November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Churchill Downs for Breeders Cup Saturday.
- Enjoy Hospitality throughout the day.
- Upon conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Sunday 4th November 2018
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- You will be collected around lunchtime and transferred back to the airport to catch your connecting flight home to London Heathrow (flight lands on Monday morning).

Hospitality Options


Premium Skye Terrace Hospitality

Located on the 6th floor of Churchill Downs® near Millionaires Row, the Skye Terrace provides guests with an indoor dining room at tables of 8 with a private viewing platform to watch the first turn and historic finish.
6th Floor / Premium In-Suite Hospitality

Includes:
- Ticket to Breeders' Cup World Championship
- Hospitality in the Skye Terrace
- Gourmet Food Buffets
- Cash Bar^
- Live Betting Attendants
- Viewing Platform
- Closed Circuit TV Coverage

^Optional upgrade to Premium Dining which includes an Open Bar for both days of the Breeders Cup: £150 supplement per person


Trophy Room Hospitality

On the elite 5th floor Clubhouse of Churchill Downs®, The Trophy Room offers luxurious indoor dining at a table for eight guests with unobstructed views of the paddock, Twin Spires, and finish line from the panoramic balcony. 5th Floor / Premium In-Suite Hospitality

Includes:
- Ticket to Breeders' Cup World Championship
- Hospitality in the Trophy Room
- Gourmet Food Buffets
- Cash Bar^
- Live Betting Attendants
- Viewing Platform
- Closed Circuit TV Coverage

^Optional upgrade to Premium Dining which includes an Open Bar for both days of the Breeders Cup: £150 supplement per person

Hotel information


This luxurious Omni property located in Downtown Louisville, is designed with intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. Inspired by the city’s rich history and authentic character, the Omni Louisville will transform one of the city’s most significant urban blocks into a unique and vibrant mixed-use environment offering hotel guests, residents and locals a chance to connect and enjoy the best of a great city.

The essence of Louisville is woven throughout with interior design elements of the city’s heritage, culture and character, felt everywhere from the hotel restaurants to a featured bourbon bar to the hotel’s Speakeasy and bowling alley. Transforming Liberty Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare, the market serves as a community gateway for hotel guests and locals alike, inviting the neighbourhood in with the smells of freshly brewed Heine Bros. coffee, baking bread and fragrant fresh flowers.

Hotel location:
Louisville Airport - 10 minutes
Churchill Downs - 10 minutes

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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

Directions

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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.

ROAD DIRECTIONS

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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