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BREEDERS' CUP ANNOUNCES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KEENELAND, OCTOBER 30-31

Published: 08/27/2015
Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders' Cup, 212-230-9512

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Breeders' Cup and Keeneland today announced public transportation service plans for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will offer shuttle service from three Park-and-Ride locations in the Lexington area to and from Keeneland Race Course on October 30 and 31.

Due to great demand for the first-ever Breeders' Cup at Keeneland, on-site parking at the racetrack for the Championships is extremely limited for both days of the Championships.

Working with local organizations, Breeders' Cup and Keeneland have established public shuttle service from the following Park-and-Ride locations: Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, Whitaker Bank Ballpark, and the Kentucky Horse Park.

In addition, the Kentucky Horse Park and Rupp Arena will offer Park-and-Ride service for Keeneland's special racing day, Prelude to the Cup, on Thursday, October 29. For more information on Prelude to the Cup tickets and parking, click here.

Parking passes for the three locations are available for purchase now on the Breeders' Cup Parking & Transportation page and are subject to availability. Limited options will be available for day-of purchases.

The key details are as follows:

  • Parking at Keeneland will be limited to those with official pre-paid parking credentials. Vehicles arriving at Keeneland without an official onsite parking credential will be redirected to a Park-and-Ride location.
  • Park-and-Ride tickets purchased in advance online will be $20.00 per car each day at all three locations for parking on October 30 and 31. All park-and-ride parking passes will be available as a print-at-home pass, with a unique barcode. All patrons can either print out the passes and show them at the lots upon entry or can also show the passes from a smartphone. Park-and-Ride passes will not be mailed. All Park-and-Ride parking passes will be emailed to the user in an immediate email confirmation.
  • In addition, patrons may pay a $25.00 fee for event day "drive in" purchase only at the Kentucky Horse Park. There will be no event-day parking purchase availability at Rupp Arena or at Whitaker Bank Ballpark; only pre-paid online purchases will be accepted.
  • Breeders' Cup ticketholders without cars may also purchase a day of "walkup", $5 shuttle ticket at Rupp Arena on Friday and Saturday.
  • All Park-and-Ride passes include courtesy shuttles to/from Keeneland and complimentary Breeders' Cup World Championships track programs for each person.

"The Park-and-Ride locations will provide Breeders' Cup ticketholders with smooth and convenient transportation to and from Keeneland for the Championships," said Robert N. Elliston, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Breeders' Cup Limited. "We greatly appreciate our association with Rupp Arena, Whitaker Bank Ballpark and the Kentucky Horse Park as official parking locations, and with local Lexington transportation authorities for their cooperation and assistance in the Park-and-Ride program."

The following venues have been identified as official Park-and-Ride locations for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships:

Park-and-Ride Options

Breeders' Cup World Championships
Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31
1. Kentucky Horse Park
- ADA Handicap accessible lot
- Pre-purchase parking passes available online
- Day-of event parking passes available onsite

2. Rupp Arena

- Must pre-purchase parking passes online
- Walk-up shuttle only passes available onsite

3. Whitaker Bank Ballpark
- Must pre-purchase parking passes online

Prelude to the Cup

Thursday, October 29
1. Kentucky Horse Park
- ADA Handicap accessible lot
- Pre-purchase parking passes available online
- Day-of event parking passes available onsite

2. Rupp Arena
- Must pre-purchase parking passes online
- Walk-up shuttle only passes available onsite

Breeders' Cup Week Racing Schedule at Keeneland

Shuttles will run continuously each day departing approximately every 15 minutes.


Thursday, October 29: Prelude to the Cup

  • Public shuttles will begin at 10:30am; Last public shuttle will be at 6:30pm
  • Gates open at Keeneland at 11:00am; 1st Post is 12:30pm; Last Post is 4:57pm

Friday, October 30: Breeders' Cup World Championships

  • Shuttles will begin at 9:30am; Last shuttle will be at 7:00pm
  • Gates open at Keeneland at 10:00am; 1st Post is 12:30pm; Last Post is 6:10pm

Saturday, October 31: Breeders' Cup World Championships

  • Shuttles will begin at 8:30am; Last shuttle will be at 7:00pm
  • Gates open at Keeneland at 9:00am; 1st Post is 11:00am; Last Post is 6:15pm

About Breeders' Cup
The Breeders' Cup administers the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships. The Breeders' Cup also administers the Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade I races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held October 30-Oct. 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders' Cup press releases appear on the Breeders' Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders' Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube .

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