The event: The Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park offered two days of high-stakes horse racing, paying out a total of $26 million in purses and culminating in the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, which awarded $5 million to the winner and attracted a decidedly well-dressed crowd.
The scene: Inside the VIP Trophy Lounge, fascinators sprouting feathers, ribbons and beads topped off ensembles. Between trips to the betting windows, guests settled into comfortable sofas or seated themselves at flower-topped tables to consider their options.
“It’s my first time at the Breeders Cup,” said Jennifer Tilly, standing beside…
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As a side note, like Elizabeth Banks, I too believe that having a beautiful day at the racetrack is what it’s all about.
Moreover, by day’s end, when all the bets were in and all the races over, I calculated that I was $1.20 ahead and I couldn’t have been happier.
Top photo: Jennifer Tilly in style for the Breeders Cup 2014 (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)
Second photo: Elizabeth Banks poses beside the rail for the Breeders Cup 2014 (photo, SocietyNewsLA.com)
Third photo: In Breeders’s Cup style, two beautiful fascinators (Photo by Matt Sayles/ Invision for Breeders’ Cup/ AP Images)
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Published Nov 3, 2014