The Festival will entertain our guests, racing enthusiasts and the local community with non stop excitement leading up to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships of horse racing held at the iconic Del Mar Racetrack!
As a part of the Festival, the Breeders' Cup Host Committee is planning many programs and activities, including Galas, Concerts, Golf Tournaments, 5k Runs and of course....Ponies & Poker, a professionally run Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament taking place at Ocean's 11 Casino, Oceanside.
The Breeders' Cup is Thoroughbred racing's "Super Bowl" and "World Series" combined into one weeklong event with over $65 million in local economic impact.
The Breeders' Cup consists of 13 races over two days, November 3 & 4, 2017, where the world's best Thoroughbreds compete for over $28 million in purses and awards attracting 150 horses from 13 countries.
Approximately 100,000 racing fans will experience the event, both at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and throughout San Diego and North Country.
Millions more racing enthusiasts will watch the Breeders' Cup on NBC and NBC Sports Network during its nine hour live broadcast from San Diego.