3 Mistakes People Make When Booking Breeders’ Cup Tickets

By Jaclyn Harris September 24, 2014

Booking tickets for the Breeders’ Cup can be a tad overwhelming – especially now the event is a little over a month away. When you look online for tickets, the amount of options that appear on your screen is endless and yet, they all seem to offer the same thing (so you think).

So how do you make your decision? You probably do what’s natural. Gravitate toward the secondary markets that you’ve heard mentioned before and purchase your tickets online. It was pretty quick, easy and painless process – what could be wrong, right?

You didn’t realize it then, but you just made a detrimental mistake when it came to purchasing tickets to the Breeders’ Cup; one that could unequivocally hurt your experience.

Now, before you get frustrated and think to yourself, “Man, you can't trust companies online anymore,” let us share with you the big three. That is, the three biggest mistakes people make when booking their tickets to the Breeders’ Cup. Then, you can go forth into the market place, secure your perfect experience at the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and have the time of your life!

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1. Waiting until the Last Minute

It goes without saying that the best seats at any sporting event are always the ones to fill up first. This is especially true at a high-end, bucket list sporting event where a large population of the spectators in attendance will be A-list Hollywood stars. Therefore, waiting until the last minute to secure your seat could get you in your second or third choice locations in the stands.

And have you checked the calendar recently? The Breeders’ Cup kicks-off on Oct. 31, which is a little over a month away and you’re still searching for tickets. While the event is still far enough away that there will still be great seats available, the longer you wait to book your tickets, the less options you will have.

So don’t make mistake number one – start taking action soon!

2. Booking Through the Secondary Market

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Let’s talk about the process of booking through the secondary market for a minute. You go online and find a company or a reseller. You decide what tickets and what access you want to receive. You slap down your plastic and shell out big bucks for a fantastic seat with great access at the
Breeders’ Cup, and you’re excited because you believe you got a really great deal!

BUT, let’s talk about what you really just bought.

You purchased a promise. That company that you’re dealing with didn’t have the tickets in their hand when you bought them. But now that you have, they’re going to go out and find them for you. This gives you a 50-50 shot that at the end of the day, you'll actually have the tickets you paid for.

It doesn’t sound like such a great deal now that you know the backstory, does it?

3. Purchasing a “Ticket”

I know, I know. You’re thinking how in the world could THIS be a MISTAKE?

Well, think about it. You’re going to a bucket list event; everyone wants to go to the Breeders’ Cup. All of Hollywood comes out, the top horses in the world are racing against each other and some of the top purses in the world are being awarded.

With that being said, purchasing a ticket means just that. You purchased your right to a seat in the stands – nothing included. You’ll have to purchase all your beverages, all your concessions, all your souvenirs, your parking, and anything else you might want or need over the weekend a la carte.

Do you see the dollar bill signs adding up? Because we sure do.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Now, before you think things look bleak, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! And that light is
Official 2014 Breeders’ Cup Ticket Packages!

Here’s why:

Because of QuintEvents Official Partnership with the Breeders’ Cup, tickets come directly from the source with 100 percent validity. Additionally, they’re “ticket packages” not just a “ticket.”

This means that not only will you have a rockin’ seat to both days of racing, but you’ll have access to an exclusive in-track hospitality area both days as well! Say hello to complimentary continental breakfasts, gourmet buffet lunches and premium open bars, all within a deluxe area with comfortable seating.

There is simulcast TV coverage of the on-track activity so even though you’ve stepped away, you won’t miss a minute of the action, and some hospitality areas even have private restrooms and self-service wagering stations. Talk about never standing in line!

Believe it or not, it keeps getting better. Your package also includes a VIP Fast Access Pass allowing you to enter Santa Anita through a quicker, more secure entrance on race days, and you’ll receive one parking pass per four people or you can opt for provided for transportation!

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Official Ticket Packages even allow you to include your hotel accommodations! That takes away all the trip planning elements for you and bundles them together at one reasonable price.

The experience is truly incomparable!

Now, it’s time to take action! Don’t wait until the last minute when the best Official Ticket Packages have been picked over! Call 1-888-834-8663 to speak to a Breeders’ Cup representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

Will we see YOU at Santa Anita Park?


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