San Diego Host Committee Announces 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival


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The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships Nov. 3 and 4 at Del Mar Racetrack, was announced Wednesday by the San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee.

Designed to showcase the best of San Diego’s local culture, the rich programming will include a host of events, from golf and poker tournaments and musical performances to art walks and food festivals, for visiting guests and locals alike to enjoy ahead of the weekend’s races.

“We are thrilled to engage our fans with an eclectic selection of activities ahead of and throughout the weekend of the World Championships,” said Stefanie Palmieri, Breeders’ Cup Vice President of Events. “With such a vibrant host-site for the Breeders’ Cup, we want to highlight all that San Diego has to offer, from the city’s exceptional cuisine to its stunning scenery. We thank the City of San Diego, Del Mar, and all of our partners for helping us develop these experiences for our guests from around the world.”

For more on the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival and the individual events, visit

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