Laffit Pincay On Board As Handicapper For Breeders Cup Experiences Program At 2012 World Championships November 2-3
NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 21, 2012) – Laffit Pincay, Jr., one of horse racing’s all-time great jockeys, will serve as celebrity handicapper for fans participating in the Breeders’ Cup Experiences program at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park in Southern California.
The 29th renewal of the sport’s culminating event, the Breeders’ Cup brings together the world’s fastest thoroughbreds for 15 races over two days with more than $25 million dollars at stake. It is the richest event in sports, featuring the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Breeders’ Cup Experiences is the full-service travel/experiences initiative that brings fans closer to the sport by providing access and hospitality previously reserved only for major sponsors and TV partners. It is available to individual fans, groups and corporations, combining tickets, hotel accommodations, on-site hospitality, fast-access to the track and other amenities available only from Breeders’ Cup Experiences. The packages are marketed and fulfilled by QuintEvents, Breeders’ Cup’s Exclusive Official Ticket, Hospitality and Travel Package Provider.
Winner of the 1984 Kentucky Derby aboard Swale, Pincay will interact with fans and provide handicapping tips in the Turf Club, Santa Anita’s premier location with open-air viewing of the stretch run and finish line. Turf Club packages, available only at www.quintevents.com, or by calling 866.834.8663, consist of tickets to Ladies Championship Day on Friday and Championship Day on Saturday plus lunch buffet, private cash bar, large screen TVs, Pincay and other celebrity appearances, betting stations, private paddock viewing area, ground transportation or preferred parking, fast access and optional hotel accommodations.
Package prices range from $539 - $2,759. All packages are customizable to the person or group’s individual needs.
Over the years, Pincay won the Santa Anita Derby seven times and is the only jockey in the 20th century to win the Belmont Stakes three times in a row (Conquistador Cielo in ’82, Caveat in ’83 and Swale in ’84).
Joining Pincay to provide insider tips and handicapping advice will be Thoroughbred trainer and HRTV racing analyst Sean McCarthy, who will conduct seminars and Q & A sessions before distributing his own “pick sheet” each day. Horse racing journalist/blogger and horse farm owner Loren Hebel-Osborne, who manages the Breeders’ Cup Experiences program for QuintEvents, will also be on hand to offer an insider’s point of view.
Among the advantages of Breeders’ Cup Experiences is the secure buying platform in contrast to ticket brokers or secondary market channels that can be risky and uncertain. All ticket and hospitality packages come direct from the Breeders’ Cup.
QuintEvents provides similar “Official” services to the Kentucky Derby, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Formula One™ Racing’s Paddock Club™ and Circuit of The Americas™, the new custom-built Formula 1™ track in Austin, TX.