Challenge Series

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Win and You're In

The Breeders' Cup Challenge Series presented by America's Best Racing consists of the best races from around the world and awards each winner an automatic and free entry into the Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 2 & 3 at Churchill Downs. It's simple, they win and they're in. In 2018, NBC Sports will televise 11 live Breeders' Cup Challenge broadcasts featuring more than 20 Win and You're In races.

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TV Schedule

Race Division Track Network
Saturday, August 25 at 4pm
Sword Dancer Longines Turf
Travers Stakes* Classic
Race Division Track Network
Saturday, September 1 at 5:30pm
Spinaway Juvenile Fillies
Woodward Stakes* Classic


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    August 15, 2018

    Road to the Breeders’ Cup: Del Mar Hosts Pivotal Preps

  • August 15, 2018

    Know Before You Go: TVG Pacific Classic

    The TVG Pacific Classic is the West Coast's biggest race of the summer. If you're planning to head to beautiful Del Mar this weekend for some action-packed elite racing, we have ten things you need to know before you go. 

  • August 15, 2018

    Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Newsletter

    The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI).

  • August 15, 2018

    Accelerate Ready for Grade 1 Pacific Classic

    Accelerate will look to continue his impressive 2018 run on Saturday with a big-time win in the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic Stakes.

  • August 14, 2018

    Where to Watch/Listen During Pacific Classic Week 2018

    The Road to the Breeders’ Cup is in full swing, with major prep races happening each weekend – and one the annual highlights on the racing calendar is up next. On Saturday, some of the best older dirt horses in training will square off in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. That race is a Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifying event for the Nov. 3 $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

  • August 13, 2018

    Alpha Centauri beats males impressively in Prix Jacques le Marois

    Alpha Centauri confirmed her status as Europe’s leading turf miler with a comprehensive win against males in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, France.

  • August 13, 2018

    Ten Things to Know About the 2018 Pacific Classic

    There’s nothing quite like summertime at Del Mar, and the race meet reaches its peak on TVG Pacific Classic day this Saturday.