So it’s the middle of another hot summer in the Bluegrass State. For those of us anxiously waiting for the Kentucky Derby to come back around, it may seem like that first Saturday in May will never get here. However, if you’re a horseracing fan, you don’t have to wait another ten months to see some solid and exciting action later this year.
Churchill Downs recently announced their fall meet stakes schedule with a total purses of over $2.1 million. The fall meet will run 21 days, from October 30 th through November 27 th , and will begin with another Stars of Tomorrow card for only 2-year-olds highlighted by the $150,000 Pocahontas and $100,000 Iroquois. Another Stars of Tomorrow card will run on November 26th offering two stakes: the Kentucky Jockey Club and the Golden Rod. For Kentucky Derby fans these races present an excellent opportunity to see horses that could be in contention for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. The winners of the Kentucky Jockey Club and the Golden rod receive automatic entries into the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks respectively.
On November 25 th the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, will take center stage with its $500,000 purse. But the real highlight of the fall meet is of course The Breeders’ Cup World Championships which run November 4 th and 5 th . The Breeders’ Cup continues to be the perfect arena to showcase the world’s premier Thoroughbreds and drew record crowds and wagering last year while also hosted by Churchill Downs.
So while all fans of the Kentucky Derby are sweating out the dog days of summer, anxiously awaiting the return of spring racing and Kentucky Derby weekend, get your horseracing fix by planning to attend the fall meet at Churchill Downs. It’s never too early to begin securing your 2012 Kentucky Derby Tickets or an all-inclusive Kentucky Derby Package. Contact DerbyDeals.com today and let us handle all of your ticketing, transportation, dining and lodging needs for both the Breeders’ Cup as well as the Kentucky Derby.