“He’s got a little bit of her in him because it’s almost like he knows there is something special about him."
The best races. The best venues. 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 1 & 2 at Santa Anita Park. It's simple, they win and they're in.
Haskell, Whitney, Pacific Classic, Fourstardave, Cotillion and Awesome Again Stakes among top races in 11 series telecasts presented by America’s Best Racing
Shigeo Takeda’s 5-year-old homebred Inti (JPN), the 2.6-1 favorite under jockey Yutaka Take, controlled the pace throughout Sunday’s 36th running of the one-mile, $1,879,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, winning by a neck over second choice Gold Dream (JPN), and secured the first automatic berth into this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
With a strong closing rush inside the final 100 yards, Johnson, Kantor and Mitchell’s 4-year-old gelding Do It Again (SAF), trained by Justin Snaith, caught front-running Soqrat (AUS) at the wire to win the one-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse.
The 2019 international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series heads to Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa on Saturday with two outstanding Group 1 turf events in the one mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the 1 1/8 mile R1 million Cartier Paddock Stakes.
Ricardo Benedicto's Stud Rubio B’s 3-year-old Il Mercato (ARG) prevailed by a head at 17-1 over the favored Sixties Song (ARG) to win Saturday’s $319,394, 1 ½ -mile Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1).