The Breeders’ Cup Challenge

They win, and they’re in. Watch the drama unfold as the world’s top thoroughbreds battle it out in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win & You’re In™ for a starting spot and a share of $26 million in purses and awards in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, October 30 and 31 at Keeneland.

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Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jan 10 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Kenilworth Mile Futura (SAF)
Jan 10 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes Kenilworth Filly & Mare Turf Inara (SAF)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Apr 6 The Star Doncaster Mile Randwick Mile Kermadec (NZ)
Apr 6 T. J. Smith Stakes Randwick Turf Sprint Chautauqua (AUS)
Apr 11 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Randwick Longines Turf Criterion (NZ)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
May 1 Gran Premio Criadores Palermo Longines Distaff Furia Cruzada (CHI)
May 25 Gran Premio 25 de Mayo San Isidro Longines Turf Ordak Dan (ARG)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jun 6 Ogden Phipps Stakes Belmont Park Longines Distaff Wedding Toast
Jun 6 Metropolitan Handicap Belmont Park Dirt Mile Honor Code
Jun 13 Shoemaker Mile Santa Anita Park Mile Talco (FR)
Jun 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap Churchill Downs Longines Distaff Frivolous
Jun 14 Stephen Foster H. Churchill Downs Classic Noble Bird
Jun 21 Gran Premio Brasil Hipódromo da Gávea Longines Turf Barolo (BRZ)
Jun 21 Clasico Cesar del Rio Hipódromo de Monterrico Longines Distaff Salama
Jun 27 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park Classic Hard Aces
Jun 28 Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin Racecourse Longines Turf Lovely Day (JPN)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jul 4 Belmont Oaks Invitational Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf Lady Eli
Jul 5 Copa de Oro Breeders' Cup Club Hípico de Santiago Dirt Mile Urko (ARG)
Jul 5 Princess Rooney Handicap Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint Merry Meadow
Jul 5 Smile Sprint Handicap Gulfstream Park Sprint Favorite Tale
Jul 5 United Nations Stakes Monmouth Park Longines Turf Big Blue Kitten
Jul 25 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO Ascot Longines Turf Postponed (IRE)
Jul 26 Bing Crosby Stakes Del Mar Sprint Wild Dude
Jul 29 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Mile Solow (GB)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Aug 1 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap Del Mar Longines Distaff Beholder
Aug 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational Monmouth Park Classic American Pharoah
Aug 8 The Whitney Saratoga Classic Honor Code
Aug 15 Beverly D. Stakes Arlington Park Filly & Mare Turf Watsdachances
Aug 15 Arlington Million Arlington Park Longines Turf The Pizza Man
Aug 16 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Deauville Mile Esoterique (IRE)
Aug 19 Juddmonte International Stakes York Longines Turf Arabian Queen (IRE)
Aug 20 Darley Yorkshire Oaks York Filly & Mare Turf Pleascach (IRE)
Aug 21 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes York Turf Sprint Mecca's Angel (IRE)
Aug 22 Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar Dirt Mile Appealing Tale
Aug 22 TVG Pacific Classic Del Mar Classic Beholder
Aug 22 Del Mar Handicap Del Mar Longines Turf Big John B
Aug 29 Personal Ensign H. Saratoga Longines Distaff Sheer Drama
Aug 29 Ballerina Stakes Saratoga Filly & Mare Sprint Unbridled Forever
Aug 29 Forego Handicap Saratoga Sprint Private Zone
Aug 29 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Saratoga Longines Turf Flintshire (GB)
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Sep 5 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Baden Baden Filly & Mare Turf Shivajia (GER)
Sep 5 Spinaway Stakes Saratoga Juvenile Fillies Rachel's Valentina
Sep 6 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden Baden Longines Turf Prince Gibraltar (FR)
Sep 12 Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes Leopardstown Juvenile Turf Johannes Vermeer (IRE)
Sep 12 The Coolmore Stud Matron Stakes Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf Legatissimo (IRE)
Sep 12 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown Longines Turf Golden Horn (GB)
Sep 12 Natalma Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf Catch a Glimpse
Sep 12 Summer Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Turf Conquest Daddyo
Sep 12 Pocahontas Stakes Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies Dothraki Queen
Sep 13 Iroquois Stakes Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile Cocked and Loaded
Sep 13 Moyglare Stud Stakes The Curragh Juvenile Fillies Turf Minding (IRE)
Sep 13 Canadian Stakes Woodbine Filly & Mare Turf Strut the Course
Sep 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Woodbine Mile Mondialiste (IRE)
Sep 25 Shadwell Rockfel Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf Promising Run
Sep 26 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket Juvenile Turf Foundation (IRE)
Sep 26 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Sprint Rock Fall
Sep 26 FrontRunner Stakes Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Nyquist
Sep 26 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Belmont Park Longines Turf Big Blue Kitten
Sep 26 Zenyatta Stakes Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff Beholder
Sep 26 Chandelier Stakes Santa Anita Park Juvenile Fillies Songbird
Sep 26 Rodeo Drive Stakes Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf Photo Call (IRE)
Sep 26 Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita Park Classic Smooth Roller
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Oct 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Keeneland Sprint Runhappy
Oct 2 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Gomo
Oct 3 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf Stephanie's Kitten
Oct 3 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies Nickname
Oct 3 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Greenpointcrusader
Oct 3 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Belmont Park Classic Tonalist
Oct 3 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint Fioretti
Oct 3 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile Brody's Cause
Oct 3 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes Keeneland Mile Grand Arch
Oct 3 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Santa Anita Park Sprint Wild Dude
Oct 4 Total Prix Marcel Boussac Longchamp Juvenile Fillies Turf Ballydoyle (IRE)
Oct 4 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Longchamp Juvenile Turf Ultra (IRE)
Oct 4 Longines Prix de L'Opera Longchamp Filly & Mare Turf Covert Love (IRE)
Oct 4 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Turf Airoforce
Oct 4 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Keeneland Longines Distaff Got Lucky
Oct 7 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf Harmonize