Gate opening and times are as follows:
Friday: Gates Open: 9:00 am. 1st Breeders’ Cup Race: 12:30 pm. 1st Live Race: 12:55 pm.
Saturday: Gates Open: 7:30 am; 1st Breeders’ Cup Race: 9:05 am. 1st Live Race: 11:30 am
The two-day, 13-race Breeders’ Cup Championship, which will be contested at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky for the first time, will be simulcast in its entirety at Turf Paradise and all 62 OTB (Off Track Betting) sites.
To mark the event, Turf Paradise will offer live local racing on Friday. In addition to live racing on Saturday, Turf is also offering all day buffets allowing fans to watch the Breeders’ Cup races in style while taking in a day of live and local horse racing.
On Friday the gates open at 9am with the first Breeders Cup race at 12:30pm.
A special day of local racing at Turf starts at 12:55pm.On Saturday, the gates open at 7:30 am. The first Keenland simulcast is 8amand the first Breeder’s Cup race is 9:05am. The first live race at Turf Paradise is 11:30am
The Breeders’ Cup all day buffet at the clubhouse is$29.00. The Turf Club offers a more formal atmosphere for $38.00. Clubhouse Reservations: (602) 375-6470. Turf Club Reservations: (602) 375-6472.
The show piece of the Breeders’ Cup races is the $5 million Classic at 1 ¼ miles. The talent runs deep in this year’s Classic, what with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the mare Beholder, who soundly beat the boys in the Pacific Coast Classic, Honor Code, Liam’s Map, Tonalist, Frosted and Keen Ice to name a few.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “This offers horse racing fans the best of both worlds. Where else can you watch and wager on the Breeders’ Cup in style while taking in live, local horse racing."
In addition to offering live local racing through May 8th the season also includes
- Special Fiesta Sundays throughout the season featuring Mexican food and music
- A Thanksgiving Weekend Party
- 60th Anniversary Party featuring the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile January 16th
- Super Saturday February 13th
- Wiener Dog Races March 12th
- Camel and Ostrich Races March 26th
- Kentucky Derby Party May 7th
What: Breeders’ Cup Party
When: October 30th and 31st
Where: Turf Paradise 1501 West Bell Road
Grandstand admission is just $2
Clubhouse Buffet $29
Turf Club Buffet $30