Have you checked the calendar lately? We’ve made it to Sept., folks, and the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are less than two months away! While this should be exciting news for some, for others it could invoke stress.
Maybe you don’t have your tickets yet. Maybe you’ve been looking at tickets on the secondary market and you just don’t know if you can afford to go. Maybe you’re uncertain of the difference between ‘tickets’ and ‘ticket packages,’ and you don’t understand why everyone is telling you packages are the way to go. Or perhaps, you’ve seen all the different Official Ticket Package varieties available and it gives you a headache trying to figure out which option is the best fit for you and your group.
Now before your head combusts with the decisions that lie before you, we’re about to make this very simple. So sit back, relax and let us take away your Breeders’ Cup worries with the cold, hard facts!
Listen to the Good Angel on Your Shoulder
For starters, get all these ideas about booking your Breeders’ Cup tickets through the secondary market out of your head. Prices fluctuate daily and they always skyrocket the closer you get to the event because tickets are in high demand. Additionally, booking through the secondary market is just as tricky as it sounds; they don’t have the tickets before you buy them. Once you purchase, they go out and try to grab tickets for you.
On the other hand, Official Ticket Packages come direct from the source. You have the guarantee that once you purchase, the tickets will be in your hand because there is no middle man. Not to mention, since it’s a ‘package,’ you’ll receive all kinds of VIP goodies and access not available to someone with just a ticket.
So when you’re thinking about your Breeders’ Cup experience, imagine it like this: there’s both a good and bad angel on your shoulders. One is telling you to risk it all for a price that might go down, and the other is telling you to be smart, buy direct and truly experience the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Trust us, the good angel is your friend.
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Let’s Talk Packages
Alright, now that we’ve cleared the elephant in the room, we’re going to make this process real simple.
We get it. There are a lot of Official Ticket Packages available – after all, coming from the Official Source, there’s a lot of different seating areas and inclusions to choose from.
While some people like selection, you’re looking for a clean cut guide. You want to know which packages are the best options on both the price and experience fronts. You want it handed to you – signed, sealed and delivered – these packages will get you the most “bang for your buck!”
And we wouldn’t be the Official Partners of the Breeders’ Cup if we kept that from you, eh? So hang on to your britches, folks! Without further ado, here are the two Official Breeders’ Cup Ticket Packages that should be on your radar!
The Turf Club
With Turf Club Official Ticket Packages, you get a great combination of VIP hospitality and outrageous views of Santa Anita Park. The Turf Club offers box seating right between the 1/16 pole and finish line. With a slightly elevated view, you can see well within the first turn and then the entire final straight, putting you in a prime time spot to see the photo finish. And when the horses are on the backstretch? The big screen is located right in front of the box seats, extremely accommodating when the horses are out of view.
The Turf Club also boasts access to an exclusive in-track hospitality area. Throughout both race days, you’ll be able to kick back and relax in the Turf Club when you’re looking for a quiet escape from all the track activities. Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, beer, wine, and soft drink selections will be available to you inside the hospitality area as well as a cash bar for premium beverages.
There is also full simulcast TV coverage within the Turf Club so even when you’re not facing the track directly, you won’t miss a minute of the action.
And an Official Breeders’ Cup Ticket Package just wouldn’t be right without the trimmings! Turf Club packages also include a VIP Fast Access Pass allowing you a quicker, more secure entrance to Santa Anita on race days and you’ll receive an official gift bag filled with Breeders’ Cup products and merchandise!
Because of the size of the Grandstand, with this package, you’ll have more seating areas to decide between. For example, you can opt to sit in either sections L-N or sections O-Q (both offer fantastic vantage points!).
A little farther up the track from the Turf Club, the Grandstand seating areas are located between the 1/8 and 1/16 poles and are slightly elevated for a birds eye view. These seats are in the perfect spot to see the horses round the last corner coming in on the final stretch. The finish line is only a few yards away and even though you aren’t at the finish line to see the photo finish head on, you are close enough to see it happen and be a part of the experience!
Like the Turf Club, with Grandstand packages you’ll have access to a VIP hospitality area. You’ll enjoy the same amenities as the package prior: complimentary fare and drink options, a cash bar for premium beverages, and simulcast TV coverage.
You’ll also receive an official Breeders’ Cup gift bag and a VIP Fast Access Pass as well.
Ready, Set, Pick!
Does one of these two stellar packages sound like the perfect fit for you and your group? OF COURSE IT DOES! And when you add the fact that you can opt to include either parking passes or provided for transportation and luxurious accommodations in your package, it truly doesn’t get any better!
So here’s the next step: visit QuintEvents website or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative to secure your 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Ticket Packages! With less than two months left to the Richest Two Days in Horse Racing, there’s no time like the present to secure your spot at Santa Anita!