The lineup for the 2021 Breeders' Cup Festival, presented by PNC Bank, was announced Tuesday. The week-long series of events and activations will run Nov. 1-6, 2021, with events preceding and following the 38th annual World Championships, which takes place Nov. 5-6, 2021, at Del Mar.
“In addition to featuring the greatest horse racing in the world, Breeders' Cup showcases the host city's best local food, entertainment and culture. We're excited to be back at Del Mar for a second time, and we look forward to offering our fans a rich selection of events and activities through this year's festival,” Drew Fleming, Breeders' Cup President and CEO, said. “There are no better partners than PNC Bank and the Del Mar Village Association to help bring this festival to life and we hope to see residents of San Diego County and beyond enjoying our Championship races and festival events, all while supporting local businesses.”
Confirmed event highlights include:
Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post-Position Draw (Monday, Nov. 1);
Del Mar Village Live Music (Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 7);
Fashionable Fillies Goes West Benefiting The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation (Wednesday, Nov. 3);
Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Gala (Wednesday, Nov. 3);
DMTC Bing Crosby Season Opening Day VIP Viewing Party & Breeders' “Cup” of Beer & Whiskey Wednesday (Wednesday, Nov. 3);
Festival Golf Tournament (Thursday, Nov. 4); and
DMVA Breeders' Cup VIP Welcome Party (Thursday, Nov. 4).