The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events, and is one of the best social events of the year. The first run was in 1984, and was a single day event. It expanded into a two day event in 2007, and is considered one of the most notable events of the season.
The 36th running of the Breeders’ Cup will return to the iconic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California for a record-breaking 10th time on November 1 and 2, 2019.
The posh event combines fine dining, trackside fashion, celebrity sightings and world-class entertainment for the biggest horse racing event of the year. The World Championships consists of 14 races (13 Grade I events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million.
The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is an authentic bronze reproduction of the original Torrie horse that was created in Florence by Giovanni da Bologna in the late 1580s.
In partnership with The 21 Club in New York City, this year also introduces two new, official Breeders’ Cup Cocktails created by the restaurant’s acclaimed mixologist, Mark Tubridy.
To celebrate in style at home, check out the two official cocktails, which can be easily ordered at minibar.com:
1 part Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 part triple sec
1 part honey green tea (Honest or Pure Leaf)
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in mixing tin. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with edible purple flowers.
1 1/2 Parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
3/4 part sweet vermouth
1 1/2 parts Orange Juice
2 Parts Lemonade (Simple or Tropicana)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, add ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a fancy wine glass or goblet. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
For more info, please visit BreedersCup.com.