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Breeders' Cup Legends Tour Comes to Trackside AP

Churchill Downs Communications | 09/29/2008 #

The Breeders’ Cup’s multi-city tour, featuring legendary Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Angel Cordero Jr. and Laffit Pincay Jr. in celebration of the upcoming 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Oct. 24-25, will make it’s lone Chicago-area stop on Friday, Oct. 10 from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Trackside Arlington Park.

The Breeders’ Cup Legends Tour is bringing these three jockeys to racetracks across the country and other locations including the Sports Museum of America in New York City to sign autographs and meet with fans and media. Accompanying the Legends will be a 20-foot photographic exhibit highlighting memorable moments in Breeders’ Cup history.

Arlington Park track announcer John G. Dooley and racing analyst Jessica Pacheco will host a meet-and-greet session with the three Hall of Fame riders, who will also be on hand to sign autographs.

The Tour kicks-off in Boston on October 1 and concludes in Los Angeles on October 18 when Day and Cordero will ride in the Living Legends Race at Santa Anita, a race featuring eight retired Hall of Fame jockeys. Also competing are Jerry Bailey, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens and Jacinto Vasquez.

Fans can also enter the Breeders’ Cup 25 Sweepstakes through Oct. 5 for a chance to win a trip for two to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and watch the races with these legends at www.breederscup.com.