Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) – The Hampton Classic and the Breeders’ Cup, two of the most prestigious names in equine sports, have joined forces to offer fans attending the 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 24-31 in Bridgehampton, N.Y., the “Classic to Classic Getaway” – an outstanding trip for two to this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

As a part of an agreement announced in May, Designated as Official Marketing Partners of one another, the Breeders’ Cup and Hampton Classic partnership creates a rarely seen connection between the luxury worlds of Thoroughbred horse racing and equestrian show jumping. With both events built around the pageantry, passion and luxury appeal of the elite equestrian lifestyle, the collaboration aims to create further synergies among audiences, patrons and sponsors – who all appreciate horses as well as the best-in-class fashion, dining and hospitality experiences offered by these prestigious lifestyle brands.

The 31st Breeders’ Cup, which includes 13 races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 31-November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group.

The “Classic to Classic Getaway,” which is open to all Hampton Classic VIP table holders and sponsors includes the following:

  • 2 Complimentary Round Trip airline tickets
  • Complimentary 3-night stay at official Breeders’ Cup hotel
  • 2 Complimentary VIP tickets to both Friday and Saturday of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

The announcement of the winners will be made over the public address system on Grand Prix Sunday. An entry card will be provided in the check-in packet that patrons receive, there will also be some cards available at the VIP check-in tables in the tents.

About The Hampton Classic

The Hampton Classic Horse Show, which returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24–31, for its 39th year of world-class equestrian competition, features more than 100 classes of competition including jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

The Classic features 6 show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, on its 60-acre show grounds. The Classic's world-class equestrian competition attracts many of the nation's top professional and amateur riders including Olympic medalists.

Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the Hampton Classic website at or by calling 631-537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation.

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 2014 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, and will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network and NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.