World Cup Itinerary 2008


Thursday, 5/15/08

Arrive at Doubletree Hotel, Chicago-Oakbrook 1909 Spring Rd., Oakbrook, IL 60523 630/472-6000 11 miles from O’Hare Airport (apprx.30-40min.driving time. Taxi Fare: O’Hare to Doubletree Hotel – approx. $30.00 US (plus tip). Limo’s probably available – approx. $35.00-40.00 plus tip). No shuttle from Airport to Hotel.
Hotel has complimentary shuttle service to local restaurants/mall (within 5 miles), fitness room, swimming pool, complimentary wireless internet access, iron/ironing board and coffee maker in room.
Evening @ Leisure.

Friday, 5/16/08

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet @ Hotel.
Bus pick-up @ 10:00am. Depart for Navy Pier, Chicago.
Kanan Lunch Cruise (Private Afternoon Charter), 11:00am-2:00pm. See Chicago’s world renowned skyline from a unique vantage point on Lake Michigan while enjoying a complete lunch buffet.
Personal Leisure Time @ Navy Pier 2:00-4:30pm. Navy Pier consists of 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and attractions.
Depart Navy Pier for Maywood Park Ractrack @ 4:30pm. Post time is @ 7:20pm
Evening @ Maywood Park for Races and Dinner in the Dining Room.
Depart Maywood Park @ approx. 10:30-11:00pm.
Arrive @ Hotel at approximately 11:30pm-12:00am.

Saturday, 5/17/08

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet @ Hotel.
At your leisure till 11am.
Depart Hotel @ 11:00am for Chicago City Tour and Lunch at an authentic neighborhood restaurant.
Lunch @ Ricobene’s, 12:00-1:30pm.
City Tour w/guide @ 1:30-5:00pm.
Depart for Balmoral Racetrack @ 5:00pm
Evening @ Balmoral Park for Races and Dinner in a private suite.
Depart Balmoral Park @ approx. 11:00pm.
Arrive @ Hotel at approximately 12:00am.

Sunday, 5/18/08

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet @ Hotel
Check out of Doubletree
Bus Departure for O’Hare Airport @ 6:00am
Have Fun and Good Luck in New York!


New York: Sunday May 18th to Thursday May 23


May 18th Pack up and arrange plane from Chicago to New York
Bus from airport to
Bentley Hotel, 500 East 62nd Street,
New York, NY 10065 (212) 644-6000
Check into Bentley Hotel
Relax the day
5:30 PM pick up by bus at Hotel (Men need sports jackets)
6:00 PM Pier 81 West 41st Street for boarding at Dinner
on the World Yacht.




May 19th 10:30 AM… Bus pick up for races at Monticello.
Approximately 1hour free to play video gaming machines at the Monticello racino.
5:30PM - Meet bus outside the track for Dinner at the Homestead.
10PM - Return back to Bentley Hotel approx

May 20th 10:30PM - Pick up at Hotel at for a trip to the Hall of Fame at Goshen, NY.
Continue on to Blue Chip Breeding Farm 807 Hoagerburgh Road, Walkill, NY 12589 845 895-3930 to see Credit Winner and other NY stallions.
Bar-b-que lunch at Blue Chip.
4:30PM approx - Leave Blue Chip for races at Yonkers
Dinner at the track..
Return back to Bentley Hotel

May 21st. 10AM - Pick up for transport to Freehold
Lunch at the track
Races at Freehold
late afternoon - from Freehold to the Meadowlands
Meadowlands - the final race and determination of winner.
Awards presentation and Dinner at the Meadowlands

May 22 individual depart back to respective countries