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The Breeders’ Cup announces the 2023 World Championships to be held in Santa Anita Park


The Breeders’ Cupone of the most important international events for thoroughbred racing, today announced that Santa Anita Park It will host the 2023 Educators’ World Cup for the eleventh time. Next year will mark the 40th Breeders Cup, where racers, horses and fans from around the world will gather at one of the world’s most picturesque racetracks for two days of championship racing.

Set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, California, the World Breeders Cup Championship, consisting of 14 first-class races with purses and prizes totaling over $31 million, will take place at 1/ST RACING’s Santa Anita Park on Friday, November. 3 and Saturday November. 4, 2023.

“Santa Anita Park is an integral part of Breeders’ Cup history and is the perfect setting for our 40th race stage,” said Drew Fleming, President and CEO of Breeders’ Cup. “Since the company’s founders created this season-ending championship four decades ago, the Breeders Cup has always been one of the premier global events in Thoroughbred racing. Santa Anita’s outstanding reputation and picturesque venue provide us with an ideal environment to continue growing our audience by combining the best that racing, hospitality and entertainment has to offer. “.

“1/ST RACING is delighted to welcome the Breeders Cup back to Santa Anita Park for the special 40th race of these exceptional world championships,” said Craig Fravel, CEO, 1/ST RACING. “1/ST RACING looks forward to displaying Santa Anita Park for the eleventh time and is the premiere race venue in California committed to providing the best backdrop to world-class racing, entertainment and hospitality, and to being part of the unique excitement that comes with the Breeders’ Cup.”

The Breeders’ Cup expects the 2023 World Championships to have a nearly $100 million impact on Southern California’s economy, based on a 2017 study. Given the 40th World Championships Championship and the beautiful backdrop of Santa Anita, fans and guests from around the world are expected to attend the races and sponsor hotels and restaurants. and other entertainment venues. The Breeders’ World Cup held in Santa Anita has consistently set the standard for both attendance and betting over the years. The 2016 World Championships in Santa Anita holds an all-time attendance record, with 118,484 fans. When the World Championships was last held in Santa Anita in 2019, a new record was set for betting over $175 million.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Breeders’ Cup back to Santa Anita Park for the eleventh time this November,” said Kathryn Schlossmann, President and CEO, Los Angeles Sports and Recreation Commission. “This iconic event will once again provide an unforgettable guest experience and a significant economic impact on the greater Los Angeles area.”

To register for tickets and other information about the 2023 World Cup, please visit BreedersCup.com/2023.

The 39th World Educators’ Cup will be held on the 3rd of November. 4 and 5, 2022 at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. It will be broadcast live by NBC Sports. Limited tickets are still available at BreedersCup.com/tickets.


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