LOS ANGELES (Oct. 7, 2013) – The Breeders’ Cup, horse racing’s premier international event, has partnered with Metrolink to encourage fans to use public transportation to travel to and from the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1 and 2. A wrapped train car decorated with six thoroughbred horses is currently traveling across the Metrolink system leading up to the championships.
The Breeders’ Cup wrapped passenger car appears on the San Bernardino, Burbank-Bob Hope Airport and Orange County lines. For details on Metrolink schedules and connections to other transit systems the weekend of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
The Breeders’ Cup serves as the culmination of the thoroughbred racing season and attracts the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. The two-day event consists of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $27 million, and culminates with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, shown live in primetime on NBC. Tickets can be purchased at www.breederscup.com.
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 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races and purses totaling $27 million will be held Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network. 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 and YouTube
Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 20th year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.