Tickets for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at historic Keeneland Race Course are on sale now at BreedersCup.com/Tickets. The 39th annual running of the year-end championship will return to Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4 and 5, 2022.
A highlight of the global racing calendar, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will bring an exciting combination of premier Thoroughbred horse racing, world-class culinary experiences, high fashion, and top entertainment to Keeneland this fall. Fans can now purchase tickets online at BreedersCup.com/Tickets or by calling the ticketing office at (859) 514-9428. A range of seating options are available, including Reserved Seating, General Admission, Box Seats and Dining areas. Demand for tickets is expected to be high, so fans are encouraged to secure their tickets as soon as possible.
“With the 39th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships now less than six months away, we’re excited to see fans begin making their plans to join us for another incredible two days of racing,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming. “We know fans are eager to celebrate racing and watch the best horses in the world compete at Keeneland, and we are working with our partners at both the racetrack and in the Lexington community to ensure that this year’s running is the best one yet.”
This year will mark the third time the World Championships have been held in the Horse Capital of the World following Keeneland’s first hosting of the Breeders’ Cup in 2015 and subsequent return in 2020, which was conducted without fans due to COVID-19.
In accordance with Breeders’ Cup’s longstanding commitment to delivering a curated and intimate fan experience, and to ensure maximum safety and comfort, attendance for the event will be capped at 45,000. Available single-day ticket prices range from $75 to $504 on Friday, and $125 to $689 on Saturday. Two-day packages available for purchase range from $200 to $1,568. All tickets will be sold in advance of the event, as no tickets will be sold on event days at the racetrack.
To further elevate the experience for all fans and participants, Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland will invest more than $10.5 million to expand seating areas and enhance hospitality offerings.
This investment will add 165,000 square feet of luxury chalets that will provide 7,500 premium dining seats and 1,800 temporary box seats, including:
- Trackside Luxury Chalets, triple-decker and double-decker chalets located trackside with views of the stretch run that are enclosed and climate-controlled, offering a gourmet buffet luncheon, cocktail service to tables, private wagering, and TVs situated throughout the spaces for enhanced viewing.
- The Silks Lawn Chalet, a 50,000-square-foot, glassed-in and climate-controlled chalet with reserved seating, private bars, TVs located throughout, dedicated mutuel tellers, and incredible views of the racetrack from the rail along the final turn.
- The Saddling Paddock Chalet, which offers premium views of the Championship contenders as they circle the saddling paddock before each race, as well as access to the first and second floors of the Grandstand and the track apron for live racing views.
- Temporary Loge Box Seats that will span the apron from the 1/16th pole to the finish line, offering incredible views of the homestretch along with access to both the first and second floors of the Grandstand and dedicated cocktail service to every box.
Parking on-site at Keeneland is limited and only available to attendees with official pre-paid parking credentials. All parking credentials must be purchased prior to the Breeders’ Cup as there will be no day of event parking available for purchase. All parking will have dedicated routing and will be coordinated by on-site parking staff, traffic control staff, and local law enforcement. Breeders’ Cup will offer public shuttle service to and from Keeneland at one dedicated off-site Park-and-Ride location on Friday and Saturday. More information is available on our website at BreedersCup.com/Transportation.
The 39th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 and 5 will be televised live by NBC Sports Group.
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 4 and 5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, and will be televised live by NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November, and its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and 2020 and will hold the event again on Nov. 4 and 5, 2022. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a privately held company with a not-for-profit mission that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit Keeneland.com.