HORSE RACING | Louisville Breeders' Cup Festival Announces Event Lineup

08/23/2018 01:04 PM

The Louisville Breeders’ Cup Festival officially announced its lineup of events for this year’s Breeders’ Cup week in the Derby City.

Events will take place from Oct. 28 – Nov. 10.

One of the big attractions is Equestricon, which takes place at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The two-day festival kicks off on Oct. 29.

Meanwhile, Topgolf Crush Louisville will take place at Cardinal Stadium from Oct. 31 through Nov. 10.

The entire lineup can be found online at

“Louisville is thrilled to welcome the Breeders’ Cup and all the fans enjoying the community-wide festival accompanying this premier sporting event,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a press release. “We’re excited to showcase our city’s transformation, including all the new hotels, restaurants and bourbon tourism destinations, since we last hosted the Breeders’ Cup in 2011.”

Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup Ltd. president/CEO, spoke on Thursday at a press conference in downtown Louisville. He talked about why he’s excited to be holding the event at Churchill Downs this year:

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