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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 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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Del Mar will host two Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifying races on Saturday – the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes and the Del Mar Handicap Presented by Japan Racing Association.
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).
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.
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.
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.