Breeder’s Cup is literally on track for a big promotion this week.
A new Metrolink train car decorated with a vinyl display of six thoroughbred horses can be seen on trains on the San Bernardino, Burbank-Bob Hope Airport and Orange County lines. The newly-wrapped car is a result of a partnership between Metrolink and Breeders’ Cup Ltd. to promote the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to Santa Anita Park and encourage the use of public transportation to go to the event on Nov. 2 and 3.
For details on Metrolink schedules and connections to other transit systems the weekend of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com after October 10.
The total purse of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup was $25.5 million. The total worldwide handle the past two times the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita (the amount wagered on the event) was $153,271,776 and $155,740,328, respectively.
– By Scott Hettrick