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, September 29 at 7pm
Awesome Again Stakes Classic
Race Division Track Network
Saturday, October 6 at 4:30pm
Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Sentient Jet Juvenile
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes Mile
Race Division Track Network
Sunday, October 7 at 4:30pm
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Longines Distaff
Dixiana Bourbon S. Juvenile Turf


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    September 20, 2018

    Three Guaranteed Berths into Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on the Line This Weekend on 

  • September 19, 2018

    Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Newsletter - September 19

    This is the sixth of nine weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at Churchill Downs.

  • September 16, 2018

    Skitter Skatter Wins Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh

    2-year-old filly Skitter Skatter became the first horse to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) and 3-year-old Havana Grey (GB) went wire-to-wire to win the $418,142 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five (G1) and gained a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

  • September 16, 2018

    La Pelosa Ships & Scores in G1 Natalma

    Close but not close enough in her four stakes attempts overseas, Godolphin's La Pelosa welcomed a change of scenery by shipping to Woodbine and scoring big in Sunday's Grade 1, $250,000 Natalma Stakes. The Natalma is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with La Pelosa receiving an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2

  • September 16, 2018

    Fog of War Slices Through Late in G1 Summer

    Unhurried until the final furlong, Peter Brant's Fog of War sliced his way through the traffic just in time to get up for the win in Sunday's Grade 1, $250,000 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. The Summer is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with Fog of War receiving an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2.

  • September 15, 2018


    The Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” action for #FutureStarsFriday is heating up, with challenge races taking place in the United States and abroad. Ireland will be hosting two such qualifiers, with Leopardstown hosting Saturday’s Group 2 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes, offering Juvenile Turf berth, and the Curragh carding Sunday’s Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, which opens the gates to the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • September 15, 2018

    Roaring Lion Nips Saxon Warrior at the Wire to Win QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown

    Qatar Racing’s Roaring Lion further established himself today as Europe’s top middle distance horse by overtaking Saxon Warrior (JPN) at the wire to win the$1.493 million, 1 ¼ mile QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (G1) at Leopardstown.