The Kentucky International Convention Center will be hosting Equestricon 2018 this year on October 29th and October 30th in the leadup to this year’s Breeders’ Cup. The event will highlight the state as the crown jewel of racing in the United States, and will further connect fans to the foundations of what make Thoroughbred racing so immense. It will feature the largest gathering of panels, personalities, trainers, connections, owners, industry types and fans.
“We continue to be humbled and extremely encouraged by the enthusiasm for Equestricon and our core mission of putting on a fun event that increases access to the sport,” commented Equestricon co-founder Justin Nicholson. “We’re working on a number of other big partnership announcements and with the convention being paired with Breeders’ Cup this year, attendees and participants can expect to see just about every major racing organization and personality in the building.”
Amongst the many highlights of Equestricon 2018 is what’s going to be called “Horse Country Row”, which will highlight Claiborne Farm, WinStar, Taylor Made Farm, Godolphin, Pin Oak Stud, Coolmore, Mill Ridge Farm, Darby Dan, Hermitage Farm, and Hagyard Equine along with a few others.
The first wave of Equestricon 2018 sponsors are outlined in their appropriate tiers from top to bottom below. The signature partners include the Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs (who are also partners for the world championships this year), along with online media giants Twinspires, America’s Best Racing and TVG.
America’s Best Racing
King Louis Partners
West Point Thoroughbreds
Falls City Partners
Team Valor International
Four Roses Bourbon
Little Red Feather
Thoroughbred Women’s Network
Watch and Wager
Equibase/STATS Race Lens
University of Louisville Equine Industry Program
University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs
Kentucky Derby Museum
BSW Bloodstock/ELiTE Sales
Taste of Victory Stables
National Steeplechase Association
Maryland Horse Breeders Association & Maryland Million Ltd
Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF)
For further information on Equestricon 2018, including tickets and schedule, please visit their website here, especially if you’re planning on making it down for the Breeders’ Cup. It’s a week full of festivities you won’t soon forget.