Here is the latest from the Breeders’ Cup. The 2021 event will take place at Del Mar in November, hopefully with spectators!

Dear Breeders’ Cup Fan,

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, though different, were nothing short of a magical two-days of world class racing despite the year-long challenges for our sport and the world in general. That said, we missed our fans dearly and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.   

We applaud the frontline healthcare workers and essential personnel for providing heroic support and care, and the scientists who have developed vaccines under extraordinary circumstances. With the COVID-19 vaccine now being rolled out across the country and internationally, we at the Breeders’ Cup remain optimistic for the year ahead, and specifically for the 2021 World Championships on November 5 and 6 at Del Mar in Southern California.

As always, the health and safety of our fans, participants, employees, athletes, and the public remain our top priority. We are working closely with Del Mar, local officials, and public health experts to safely plan the 2021 World Championships. To ensure we have the most up-to-date safety protocols in place in compliance with CDC guidelines, including the permitted levels of attendance, we are delaying ticket sales for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships until we have greater clarity on the ever-changing landscape. Rest assured, it is our strong intent to safely host fans at the 2021 World Championships.      

We will send further updates and details in the coming months to provide you with as much time as possible to plan a trip to Del Mar. We look forward to welcoming you back to the World Championships and thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.  

We hope that you and your family are, and remain, healthy and safe. Thank you for being a loyal fan of the Breeders’ Cup.


Drew Fleming
President & CEO