Itinerary Highlights

  • Attend the prestigious Breeders' Cup 2024
  • Hospitality at Del Mar Racetrack
  • Visit the Golden State
  • Concierge service available

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • 5* accommodation in San Diego & Palm Springs
  • 2 days' racing at Del Mar Racetrack
  • Transfers throughout
  • Assistance of representatives throughout


The world's best thoroughbred owners, trainers and jockeys converge each autumn to compete for the Breeders' Cup, the most prestigious horse racing event in the world.

The first Breeders’ Cup was held in Hollywood Park and consisted of a single day’s racing. Today, it’s a two-day event that attracts the world’s top competitors and offers a prize of over $30 million. Put simply, it’s a showstopper in the racing calendar and a unique venue in which to enjoy horse racing.

One of America’s most exciting sporting events, the Breeders’ Cup enjoys a different location each year, and we’re delighted to be able to take Spectate clients right to the action. In 2024 we are excited to be heading to Del Mar Racetrack in California.

We carefully create each and every Breeders’ Cup tour to get the best out of each location and offer the best experience for our clients.

We would be delighted to help tailor your trip to California; let us know your plans and we'll happily take care of all the arrangements from pre or post tour extensions, flight upgrades and airport lounge access to hand-picked sightseeing excursions.


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The US Grant

The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter just moments from shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Opened in 1910, this grand hotel has plenty of glamorous old-world charm. Rooms and Suites boast nine-foot ceilings, modern art and luxurious furnishings. There is a compact fitness centre open 24-hours and a serene spa where you can enjoy signature massages and body treatments in a relaxing oasis in the heart of downtown. The US Grant is home to a fine art gallery and the Art Deco-styled Grant Grill serving delectable California cuisine.

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

Making the most of its desert location near Palm Springs, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage commands enviable views from both its fine dining restaurants and sun patios alike, though that’s just the start of the story at this delightfully individual, five-star resort and spa. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is the kind of luxury California resort that takes care of everything once you are here, meaning more time can simply be spent enjoying the attractions of Palm Springs – as well as the property itself, of course. Starting with the spa, you have a world of holistic therapies here, to be enjoyed within any of multiple treatment rooms and relaxing outdoor spaces clad in bare stone, with only the trickle of water as your ambient audio backdrop. There are yoga classes, tailored wellness and healing treatments galore, a modern gym and plenty else on the wellbeing side, as well as complimentary bicycles and several kilometres of walking trails easily access from the hotel, so outdoor activities are also king.

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Day 1 | 29 October

Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to San Diego in economy. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel near the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Day 2 | 30 October

Spend the day at leisure. Venture into the Gaslamp Quarter to explore the surrounding shops, restaurants and venues before meeting your fellow travellers at this evening's drinks reception.

Day 3 | 31 October

Get to know the iconic Golden State with another day of leisure. Whether you choose to visit San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park or surf the Californian waves at the beach, you won’t be short of things to do. Just ask the Spectate team to make any personal reservations.

Day 4 | 01 November

Today is the first race of the Breeders’ Cup. You’ll be transferred from your hotel to Del Mar Racetrack for all-out racing action at one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing event. This is one of the USA’s most exciting sporting events, and you can enjoy it all from excellent seats.

Day 5 | 02 November

Enjoy another day of racing at the Breeders’ Cup. Today you’ll have access to the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant for shaded outdoor dining with luncheon included and excellent views of the finish line.

Day 6 | 03 November

After breakfast, you will be picked up by private transfer to the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage for 3 nights in Palm Springs.

Day 7 - 8 | 04 - 05 November

Enjoy days at leisure in Palm Springs. Take part in a guided morning hike or spend the evenings discovering the cosmos.

Day 9 | 06 November

Spend your last morning at leisure before being transferred to LAX for your flight back home.

Day 10 | 07 November

Arrive back in the UK
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Turf Club Restaurant - Included

Spend Friday 1st November and Saturday 2nd November at Del Mar enjoying the action from the 4th floor of the Clubhouse. At your shaded outdoor trackside table, you’ll enjoy an exquisite four-course dining experience that features specially curated dishes from Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone. Unparalleled views await in the sophisticated Turf Club Restaurant, which also includes an exclusive exterior balcony overlooking the Paddock, so you can watch the world’s best Thoroughbreds make their final preparations before their run for glory.

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Breeders' Cup 2024 & Palm Springs

29 Oct - 06 November 2024 | Prices from £5,995 pp

Includes flights, transfers and race tickets
The Breeders' Cup Tour price includes:
  • Return scheduled flights from London with British Airways in economy
  • 5 nights' accommodation at The US Grant Hotel
  • Hospitality tickets for Friday and Saturday at Del Mar Racetrack
  • Transfers throughout
  • 3 nights' accommodation at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
  • Assistance of a representative throughout

The Spectate service means you'll have peace of mind from our 24-hour assistance and will have access to our personalised concierge service for a range of excursion options from private tours to adventurous activities.

With access to the entire Inspiring Travel Company USA portfolio, we can arrange any number of luxury holiday extensions or excursions to enhance your Breeders’ Cup holiday.

Tailormade Extensions

Our Breeders' Cup tour is fully escorted and have our experienced representatives on site. If you wish to extend your visit to the USA before or after The Breeders' Cup we would be delighted to assist with your arrangements.  Perhaps go shopping in New York, visit the vineyards of California or enjoy the sunshine of Florida, Mexico or the Caribbean. You might choose to head to a luxury ranch in Montana, Arizona, Wyoming or even over the border in Canada; fit in a little riding of your own and get a real taste of the authentic Wild West... whatever your American dream looks like, we’ll make it happen.

Why Choose Us?


Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

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