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Breeders Cup 2018

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#BC18 BREEDERSCUP.COM 7 Trick-or-Treat at the Track Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Churchill Downs is pleased to invite little ghouls and goblins to Trick- or-Treat at the Track during Family Adventure Day. Enjoy Halloween fun under the Twin Spires, a day of thrilling racing and over 20 activities that kids under 12 can enjoy. EQCON Kickoff at Merle's Whiskey Kitchen Oct. 28, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Join other Equestricon ® attendees and get ready for a fun Breeders' Cup Week at Merle's Whiskey Kitchen EQ Kickoff! Free appetizers and discounted drinks offered to Equestricon passholders and Louisville Marriott Downtown guests. This event is for Equestricon ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $15.05/ day! Breeders' Cup Festival Pop Up Gallery Oct. 29-Nov. 4 The official Justify Triple Crown Art Collection will be featured among an array of racing memorabilia and collectibles from Kay Aaron Classics. The collection will exhibit at Equestricon Oct. 29- 30, and at the Breeders' Cup Festival Fan Hotel (the Louisville Marriott Downtown), Oct. 29-Nov. 4. Equestricon ® Oct. 29-Oct. 30 The Breeders' Cup is proud to partner with Equestricon ® as a premier event for this year's Breeders' Cup Festival. Held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, Equestricon is an international horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show that will bring together fans, stakeholders, industry insiders and horseplayers to participate in a lively atmosphere of engagement, discussion, and entertainment. Breeders' Cup Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the half hour. Enjoy a 30-minute, guided walking tour of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Learn about the Breeders' Cup, past Derby winners, the rich history of the legendary racetrack and explore the Kentucky Derby Musuem. Exclusive Breeders' Cup VIP Tour Oct. 29, 10 a.m. and noon; Oct. 31, 10 a.m. The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to unveil its two new exhibition galleries highlighting industry icons D. Wayne Lukas and Bill Shoemaker. Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post Position Draw Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m. Witness the draw for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. This event is private to Breeders' Cup invited guests and Equestricon ticket holders only. The Equestricon ® Breeders' Cup Festival Insider Pass Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Equestricon ® is proud to partner with Breeders' Cup to offer an exclusive experience for guests traveling in early for the World Championships. Many of the events are only available through the connections of participating horses and their guests and are not available for sale to the public. Go to breederscupfestival.com for more information and to purchase. The 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 This innovative and entertaining conference is focused on Thoroughbred ownership with panel discussions from industry experts, social events, and networking opportunities. Registration includes reserved grandstand seating for both days of the Breeders' Cup Championships. Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour – Breeders' Cup Edition Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Take a walking tour of Historic Old Louisville and see the mansions of Samuel Culbertson, one of the influential early presidents of Churchill Downs, and legendary Bourbon kings Samuel Grabfelder, Herman Beckurts, and JTS Brown. Admission is $20 for adults. Senior and student discounts are available. Team Justify Autograph Signing and Meet/Greet Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet and get autographs from the team that made history when Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown, including Mike Smith,* Bob Baffert* and the owners of WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and others.* This event is for Equestricon ticket holders only. *All appearances subject to change. WFPK Presents "Off To The Races" with Jukebox The Ghost Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Celebrate Equestricon 2018 at a live concert at Mercury Ballroom with growing cult-favorite Jukebox The Ghost. This three-piece power pop band traces its foundation back to the Bluegrass State, covering their newest material from their latest album, "Off To The Races." Ticket prices start at $20 ($17 in advance). Doors open at 7 p.m. Topgolf Crush at Cardinal Stadium Presented by PNC Bank Oct. 31-Nov. 10 Topgolf is bringing its iconic experience to Louisville and Cardinal Stadium will play host to this truly special event as they light up the night with massive glowing targets on the field, private bays for group events, and Toptracer technology tracking every single shot with replays and stats. Equestricon ® at the Track Oct. 31, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Breeders' Cup Festival week activities continue with Equestricon at historic Churchill Downs. Enjoy a beautiful day of fall racing in the company of Twinspires and Brisnet guest handicappers and other special guests. Tickets include a Chef's Table buffet lunch, soft drinks, and program. Alcoholic beverages available to guests 21 and older at additional expense. Breeders' Cup Sports & Racing Excellence Award Presentation and a Grand Exhibit Reveal Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. The Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to invite you to join them for a cocktail reception with industry icon D. Wayne Lukas as the museum unveils its brand-new wing and pays tribute to the Hall of Fame trainer for his legendary impact on the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Mr. Lukas will be honored by the museum and the Breeders' Cup at this memorable event by being presented with the Breeders' Cup Sports & Racing Excellence Award. The 59th National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner Oct. 31, 6:30-11:30 p.m. This annual reception of North American media covering the World Championships will honor standouts of the Thoroughbred racing industry throughout the evening. The program also will feature an online auction offering autographed racing industry collectibles, memorabilia and halters worn by prominent stallion and race winners. Bourbon Country Tour with Mint Julep Experiences Nov. 1-Nov. 4 Travel through Bourbon Country as you visit two Kentucky bourbon distilleries for guided tours and tastings on this special Breeders' Cup weekend tour! The cost is an all-inclusive $159 per person and includes guided transportation with an expert tour leader, lunch and distillery admissions with tastings. Horse Country Tour with Mint Julep Experiences Nov. 1 Immerse yourself in Kentucky's iconic scenery and enjoy visits to two of the Bluegrass State's picturesque horse farms in one all-inclusive experience. The cost is $159 per person and includes guided transportation with an expert tour leader, lunch and two horse farm tours. Bourbon Rocks & Ruins Elevated Experience from Mint Julep Experiences Nov. 1 Bourbon Rocks & Ruins, an exclusive experience from Mint Julep Experiences, uncovers the history of O.F.C. Distillery. This special tour digs into the excavated ruins of Col. E.H. Taylor's late 1800s operation, nicknamed Bourbon Pompeii, on the grounds of the current Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. The cost is $175 per person. Dawn at the Downs Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30am Rise and shine, and visit Churchill Downs for Dawn at the Downs! See the Breeders' Cup contenders train for the big races, listen to expert commentary and enjoy a hearty Kentucky breakfast in the Churchill Downs dining rooms. Grand Unveiling of New Expansion, Including D. Wayne Lukas & Bill Shoemaker Exhibits Nov. 1, 8 a.m-5 p.m. Visit the new wing at the Kentucky Derby Museum! The expansion adds 16,000 square feet of new and renovated exhibition, educational and event space, with exhibits highlighting the legendary careers of D. Wayne Lukas and Bill Shoemaker. 2018 RTCA White Horse Awards Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Please join us for the 2018 Race Track Chaplaincy of America White Horse Awards in the Triple Crown Room at Churchill Downs. This year's speaker will be Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner Mike Smith. Republic Bank First Friday Hop Nov. 2 Catch a free LouLift around downtown Louisville to over 50 galleries, restaurants and boutique shops — all open late! Fourth Street Live! presents The Spazmatics Nov. 2 Join us at Fourth Street Live! for a lively night of music from the 1980s with the Spazmatics. Dressed in bowties, plaid pants, taped glasses, pocket protectors and short-shorts (as homage to the movie "Revenge of the Nerds") the Spazmatics' new wave dance party is a high-energy good time. The concert is free to the public and all are welcome! 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos on South Fourth Street Nov. 2, 6-10 p.m. Join us for the 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos on South Fourth Street. Thousands of revelers will enjoy great local cultural food, entertainment and activities in the middle of the street. Bash at the Museum Nov. 2, 6-10 p.m. After the races on Friday, Nov. 2, we invite you to walk over to the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a cocktail for a good cause! This can't-miss event will feature Bluegrass inspired hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a live auction of exciting racing experiences and memorabilia. All proceeds benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. Breeders' Cup Festival Jazz Explosion Nov. 2, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Larceny Bourbon and Hpnotiq present David Sanborn with special guest The Mike Hyman Trio at The Bourbon Hall. For group sales and VIP seating, please call (502) 341-1595. Fourth Street Live! presents Burning Las Vegas! Nov. 3 Don't miss this high-energy, dance- and vocal-driven show with Burning Las Vegas! Their song list, attire, and choreography will capture the fun side of your mind, body and soul. The concert is free to the public and all are welcome! BREEDERS' CUP FESTIVAL EVENTS For more information and to purchase tickets for any of these events, please visit www.breederscupfestival.com

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