The 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held November 4th & 5th. The 14 races spread over two days – and $26 million in purses – are sure to be a good thing for Churchill Downs and Louisville in general.
Last year’s Breeders’ Cup set records for attendance and wagering. 114,353 fans packed the Downs and a whopping $173,339,131 was wagered around the world. You may remember when Blame held off Zenyatta by a head in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
That’s all cool, we know, but I really just wanted to share the cool new logo with readers:
From a release about the event and logo:
The 2011 event logo incorporates the Breeders’ Cup elegant purple with the Thoroughbred mark in the center of the design. The graphic is combined with the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs shaded in silver on opposite sides of the logo. The center circle is enveloped by a silver outer ring. The words “World Championships” are placed in an arc over the top of the logo and “Louisville, Kentucky” under the circle. The words “November 4th and 5th” are inscribed on an alternate version.
Don’t often get to say nice things about Churchill Downs these days and wanted to share. May seem cheesy, but we really like it.