Call us on 01244 355 580 or visit www. horseracingabroad. com | 27 THE MELBOURNE CUP TAILOR MADE ITINERAIES Qualia, Hamilton Island Should you wish to spend a few days relaxing in luxury, continue your journey northwards to the Great Barrier Reef and spend some days at Qualia, Hamilton Island's most recent and luxurious addition. Qualia is a breathtaking island utopia in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef - the epitome of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by crystal clear blue waters, this island retreat has enormous pavilions, breathtaking views, fine dining and a choice of spa experiences. Crafted from quarried stone and local timbers, Qualia melts into its surroundings as though it has always been here. Time appears to stand still in this peaceful sanctuary. Lazy days can be spent in the spa, sipping drinks by the infinity pool or reading in the library. The 3 mobile Ashes series 2010- 2011 A wonderful opportunity if you are a cricket enthusiast. The parent company of Horse Racing Abroad is ITC Sports and they specialise in cricket tours! ITC Sports has comprehensive tours to cover the forthcoming tests in Australia. The first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide will feature a celebrity host and also special appearances by ITC's Tour Ambassador, Michael Vaughan. The First Test commences in Brisbane on 25 November and Second Test is in Adelaide, commencing on 03 December. If you wish to join an ITC cricket tour to these Tests, we have given brief details below. A " Platinum" seat for each of the five day tests is included. 24 November Join the tour in Brisbane, 5 nights' accommodation in a choice of hotel. 25- 29 November First Test, The Gabba, Brisbane. 29 November Continue on to the next test in Adelaide via a 3 night stop at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. 02 December Arrive in Adelaide for 6 nights' accommodation in a choice of hotel. 03- 07 December Second Test, Adelaide Oval. 08 December Return to UK or continue onward to your destination of your choice. Brisbane & Adelaide Tests ( inc. 3 nights at Hyatt Regency, Sanctuary Cove) Prices are per person sharing twin/ double accommodation and include internal flight Brisbane/ Adelaide. Hotel Rydges Southbank, Brisbane & Hilton Adelaide £ 5,495p. p. Single room supplement £ 2,300 OR Hotel Marriott, Brisbane & Sebel Playford, Adelaide £ 6,095p. p. Single room supplement £ 2,900 BRISBANE TEST If you only wish to include the Brisbane Test, please contact our reservations department and they will be delighted to assist you to arrange this on a tailormade basis subject to availability, at a different hotel and with independent transfers. THE MELBOURNE CUP & THE BREEDERS' CUP 27 October - 08 November 2010 Once again it is possible to combine both The Melbourne Cup and The Breeders' Cup but, in 2010, the Australian race precedes the American. Set out below are brief details of a possible combination to cover both of these great racing events. Depart London Heathrow in the evening of Wednesday 27 October and arrive in Melbourne in the early hours of Friday 29 October. Transfer to your hotel, The Sofitel Melbourne, where accommodation would be for five nights on a room only basis. The days are then as per The Melbourne Cup itinerary until Wednesday 03 November when there is a morning departure to Los Angeles with onward connecting flights to Louisville. Arrive in Louisville in the evening of Wednesday 03 November and join up with the four night Breeders' Cup tour staying at the Louisville Marriott Hotel. Depart on Sunday 07 November, via Chicago, and arrive in London Heathrow on Monday 08 November. Flights with British Airways/ Qantas/ American Airlines in economy class. Price £ 4,990 per person Single Room Supplement £ 1,160.00 for the tour Prices include Reserved Seating in the Members' Grandstand at Flemington Racecourse on both Victoria Derby Day and Melbourne Cup day and Clubhouse Reserved Box Seats for both days of The Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs. Tailor- made itineraries to other destinations in Australia and/ or New Zealand are available should you wish to extend your visit. Maybe you would like to visit friends and relatives, or take a trip to another city. Whatever you would like to do, we can assist with your travel and/ or accommodation arrangements.
28 | Providing Specialist Horse Racing Holidays With a Commitment to Excellence THE BREEDERS' CUP 2010 THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF THOROUGHBRED RACING 03 - 08 November 2010 FACILITIES AT CHURCHILL DOWNS RACECOURSE Clubhouse Box Reserved Seats are included in the tour price Kentucky weather can be extremely changeable at this time of the year and can be cold and inclement. Therefore, for those of you who may wish to have a warm, indoor base, we are able to obtain places in either Silks or Champions Room on the 2nd floor of the Clubhouse to include food and non- alcoholic beverages for both days. Please note that there is no track view from these rooms Supplement £ 340.00 p. p. for the two days The Breeders' Cup World Championships 2010 return to Churchill Downs - the celebrated home of the Kentucky Derby. Join us for two days of spectacular racing at Churchill Downs! CHURCHILL DOWNS This will be the seventh time, in the twenty- seven runnings of the Breeders' Cup, that Churchill Downs has been the chosen venue. Churchill Downs opened in 1875 and the first Kentucky Derby was run in the same year. The twin spires atop the grandstands are the most recognisable feature of Churchill Downs and are used as a symbol of the track. Churchill Downs covers 147 acres and the main, oval, dirt track is one mile in circumference and the turf track, inside the main track, is 7 furlongs in circumference. In addition to the track, clubhouse and stables, Churchill Downs also contains the Kentucky Derby Museum which focuses on the history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. BREEDERS' CUP Since its inaugural running at Hollywood Park in 1984, the Breeders' Cup has established itself as the season- ending World Championship of Thoroughbred Racing. 2009 was the year that Zenyatta became a household name in America! The large, five year old mare took on the " boys" in the Breeders' Cup Classic and powered past five horses up the straight to take her record to a perfect 14 wins from 14 starts and became the first female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. Her achievement seemed to overshadow other tremendous victories earlier in the day - the amazing Goldikova who, for the second successive year, won the Breeders' Cup Mile; the great Conduit who fought, and held on, to win the Breeders' Cup Turf for the second consecutive year and the partnership of John Gosden and Frankie Dettori who won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf for a second year, this time with Pounced. On the Friday, Man of Iron won the Breeders' Cup Marathon for Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle stable and Midday, won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. THE RACES $ 25.5 million prize money - the richest event in sporting history! Friday 05 November - Ladies' Day - the following races will be run: $ 2 million Filly & Mare Turf, $ 2 million Juvenile Fillies, $ 2 million Ladies' Classic, $ 1 million Filly & Mare Sprint and $ 1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf. Saturday 06 November - the most prestigious day of the Championship - the following races will be run: $ 5 million Classic, $ 3 million Turf, $ 2 million Juvenile, $ 2 million Mile, $ 2 million Sprint, $ 1 million Dirt Mile, $ 1 million Juvenile Turf, $ 1 million Turf Sprint and $ 500,000 Dirt Marathon.