Breeders’ Cup 2021 Del Mar – Guide & Travel

Del Mar Race Track, CA, USA Start Date: 05/11/2021 End Date: 06/11/2021

The Race 0f the Champions

Welcome to the Breeders’ Cup 2021 Del Mar, California.

Find out more about the illustrious race with travel tips.

Breeders’ Cup – The Race Of Champions

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day festival of top International racing with 14 Championship races on turf and dirt. The venue alters every season but it has only been staged once outside of the United States when it was held at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada in 1996.

  • Breeders’ Cup 2021 dates are November 5th – 6th | Friday and Saturday
  • The  Breeders’ Classic Race is on Saturday, November 6th  | 5:13PM | EST standard time

There is always a strong European challenge and they have been increasingly successful, particularly in the turf races. The meeting was first staged in 1984 as a single day but was extended to two in 2007. The Blue Riband event is the $5 million Classic that brings the meeting to a close.

Breeders’ Cup Highlight Moments

Highlights include victory for Cigar in 1995 and a heart-breaking first and only defeat for Zenyatta in 2010. In the same year, the French-trained mare Goldikova became the most successful horse in the history of the Breeders’ Cup when she took the mile for a third consecutive season.

Del Mar Race Track

Del Mar is a beach town located in Southern California with the racecourse situated astride the Pacific Ocean.
The racecourse was opened in 1937 and was effectively put on the map the following year with a match race. America’s champion Seabiscuit faced South American champion Ligaroti with “The Biscuit” prevailing by a nose in a thrilling duel. The horse would go on to be the subject of numerous books and a film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2003.

Del Mar has a reputation as the launch pad of champions. Recent Del Mar Futurity winners include California Chrome and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The $1 million Pacific Classic has also attracted some of the leading middle-distance performers with high profile winners like Pleasantly Perfect, Game On Dude and Beholder.

Other major races held at Del Mar include the Del Mar Oaks, the Bing Crosby Stakes, the Clement El Hirsch Stakes and the Del Mar Debutante. In 2014, Del Mar added a new meeting to commemorate the closure of Hollywood Park racecourse. The card features the Hollywood Turf Cup, the Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch Stakes. Significant improvements to facilities and some excellent marketing has led to Del Mar hosting the Breeders’ Cup for the first time in 2017.

How much are Breeders’ Cup 2021 Tickets?

Ticket sales are currently delayed due to COVID-19 safety procedures. We will update ticket prices when they will be available from the event organizers to the public.

Breeders’ Cup 2020 Classic Recap

The 2020 cup classic will be remembered by Authentic’s glorious run at the final stretch. The favorite Improbable tried to keep up the heat, but to no use. The real winner was Bob Baffert, the trainer of Authentic and Improbable.

  • 1st– Authentic (6/1) | Trainer: B. Baffert | Jockey: J. Velazquez
  • 2nd– Improbable (3/1) | Trainer: B. Baffert | Jockey: I. Ortiz, Jr.
  • 3rd– Global Campaign (33/1) | Trainers: S. Hough | Jockey: J. Castellano


Breeders’ Cup Classic Contenders and Odds 2021

After the Triple Crown has been completed with the victory of Essential Quality at the Belmont Stakes, the future wager for the Breeders’ Cup Classic is now open. See the list below:

Latest Update: 09/13/2021

Pick Your Contender from the list (Odds by MyBookie)

  • Knicks Go – (+600)
  • Essential Quality – (+800)
  • Mystic Guide – (+900)
  • Happy Saver – (+1000)
  • Life is Good – (+1000)
  • Maxfield – (+1100)
  • Silver State – (+1400)
  • Medina Spirit – (+1600)
  • Rombauer – (+1600)
  • Mandaloun – (+1600)
  • Express Train – (+1600)
  • Rock Your World – (+2000)
  • Midnight Bourbon – (+2000)
  • Concert Tour – (+2500)
  • Tacitus – (+2500)
  • Known Agenda – (+3300)
  • Dr Post – (+3300)
  • Dream Shake – (+6000)
  • Jesus´ Team – (+7000)
Pick Your Contender


Why Breeders’ Cup 2021?

Breeders’ Cup is one of the best races in the world to attend. Combined with the magnificent Del Mal racecourse, there’s no better horse race in November (expect Melbourne Cup).

Tickets sell quickly for the Breeders’ Cup. Don’t delay – reserve your tickets for today!

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