Breeders’ Cup trophy to be displayed around Lexington through Nov. 4
To celebrate the 39th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 4 and 5 at Keeneland Race Course, the Breeders’ Cup Trophy will be displayed at local schools and popular restaurants around Lexington beginning today through Friday, Nov. 4.
To kick off the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Trophy Tour, the trophy will travel to two local schools today, The Sayre School and William Wells Brown, where students will hear from five-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winning jockey Chris McCarron and former Miss Kentucky Clark Janell Davis about the trophy’s history and what it means to those who compete in the World Championships.
The trophy’s tour of Lexington will continue nightly from 7 pm – 10 pm beginning Friday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 4, at a variety of well-known Lexington establishments. Patrons will be encouraged to interact and take photos with the trophy and its ambassadors, McCarron and Davis, and there will be branded photo opportunities at each venue.
The Breeders’ Cup Trophy will also be displayed at the Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw, taking place on Monday, Oct. 31 at Rupp Arena, beginning at 2:45 p.m. ET and open to the public.
“The Breeders’ Cup Trophy is among the most coveted in the world of international sports; only the best of the best can earn one each year at the World Championships,” said Drew Fleming, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “The Trophy Tour allows the local community and fans to get a closer look at the highly sought-after accolade, enabling them to experience the honor and prestige that comes along with this great trophy for themselves.”
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. The horse is an ecorche, showing the muscles of the animal in detail. The largest version of the trophy is permanently owned by the Breeders’ Cup, and is on display at Keeneland Race Course, the official host of this year’s World Championships.
The Breeders’ Cup Trophy Tour will be a unique experience for fans and an opportunity to engage with a timeless symbol of horse Racing history.
Please see below for official times and locations for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Trophy Tour.
2022 Breeders’ Cup Trophy Tour Schedule
7pm – 10pm, Nightly
Friday, 10/28 – Le Deauville
Saturday, 10/29 – Malones
Sunday, 10/30 – Jeff Ruby’s
Monday, 10/31 – Halloween – no Tour event
Tuesday, 11/1 – Dudley’s
Wednesday, 11/2 – Coles
Thursday, 11/3 – Frank & Dino’s
Friday, 11/4 – Tony’s
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races.
The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 4 and 5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, and will be televised live by NBC Sports. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
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