The Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, a week-long celebration of the best racehorses from around the world, wrapped up it’s 35th running the first weekend of November. Rotating locations each year, 2018’s edition took place in Louisville, KY, home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.  GayTravel had the all-access pass to the star-studded international event which hosted over 110,000 people coming to witness the awarding of $30 million in prize money to the winners of 14 races.

Below is a brief look at the celebration, sites and stars of this year’s event, seen through the lens of our team who was lucky enough to be on-site in “The Commonwealth” for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup….

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    Carson Kressley enjoying another Breeders’ Cup with fans of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Get a Room.”

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    The party never stops, and you never know what you’ll see next (Taste of the World Event, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY).

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    Action is the name of the game, and the money flows during the Breeders’ Cup which handled $157 million in wagers over the two-day event.

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    Blue skies and big crowds enveloped the historic Twin Spires at Churchill Downs, hosting its 8th Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

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    Kentucky Bourbon, “America’s Whiskey,” by the barrel-full adding to the excitement and pageantry of the week.

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    Aston Martin knows how to throw a party!

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    Hendrick’s Gin wins the awards for best cocktails, presentation and delivery!

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