Choosing the right clothing is a big part of the fun of going to a popular horse racing event such as the Breeders’ Cup.
What do you need to know about the outfits you can choose if you are planning on visiting this high-profile series of races this year?
The Full Details of This Year’s Event
The Breeders’ Cup 2021 will be taking place at Del Mar racetrack in California. It is scheduled for November 5 and 6 this year, with the series of races on these days including the Breeders’ Cup Classic on the second day. This race has a massive $6 million purse.
Other races to look out for include the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Sprint, and Classic. There are also some Juvenile races with names like Turf, Turf Sprint, and Fillies. You can visit TwinSpires website and find the contenders to which race.
Of course, you don’t need to be a horse racing expert to come here and enjoy the atmosphere of one of the great social events of the year.
Apart from the racing, you will find other events like live music shows and parties to help you enjoy the occasion. However, you might get more out of your trip if you take a look at some of the top horses and understand who the favorites are. You might also decide to find out about the different types of wager possible.
What to Wear
Since this is one of the world’s most prestigious and high-profile race meetings, most people who attend it spend some time getting ready for it and choosing an outfit. A mixture of sophistication and casualness is generally recommended, as this will help you feel comfortable while fitting in with the rest of the crowd.
This year, we need to bear in mind that it is usually a bit milder in California in November than at other times of year, but there are often lovely, sunny days during this month since Del Mar has an average of 264 sunny days each year. A business casual outfit should be fine, but it is also definitely a good idea to take a look at the weather forecast before you leave home.
The Turf Club has slightly stricter rules about what they expect you to wear when you are there. This includes the fact that men should wear a sports jacket and ideally a smart shirt when in this part of the racetrack. Suits or daytime dresses are preferred for ladies enjoying the racing action.
What Not to Wear
Overly casual clothing is frowned upon here. You certainly won’t get into the Turf Club if you wear the likes of sports gear, t-shirts, flip flips, or anything that includes ripped denim. You don’t want to risk getting turned away by wearing anything like this to the Breeder’s Cup.
It is worth pointing out children over the age of 12 are expected to abide by the same dress standards as adults. A sensible approach to choosing your clothes should help you avoid any issues, as none of the exclusions are unexpected or particularly controversial.
Away from the Races
One of the great things about this event is that there is more to it than just the horse races. You will also get to enjoy some occasions to eat, drink, and make new friends at the events that take place before and after the races.
There is no strict dress code for these exciting events. However, you will see that most people who enjoy everything that the Breeders’ Cup offers do so with the same sort of elegant style that is used at the racetrack.
By putting some thought into what you should wear, you will find that a trip to watch the Breeders’ Cup 2021 becomes even more memorable.