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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January
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)
April
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)
May
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)
June
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 13 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)
July
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 TwinSpires 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 TwinSpires Sprint Wild Dude
Jul 29 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Mile Solow (GB)
August
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 Del Mar Handicap Del Mar Longines Turf Big John B
Aug 22 TVG Pacific Classic Del Mar Classic Beholder
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 TwinSpires Sprint Private Zone
Aug 29 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Saratoga Longines Turf Flintshire (GB)
September
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Sep 5 Spinaway Stakes Saratoga Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 5 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Baden Baden Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 6 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden Baden Longines Turf N/A
Sep 12 The John Deere Juvenile Turf Trial Stakes Leopardstown Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 12 The Coolmore Stud Matron Stakes Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 12 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown Longines Turf N/A
Sep 12 Natalma Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 12 Summer Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 12 Pocahontas Stakes Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 12 Iroquois Stakes Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Sep 13 Moyglare Stud Stakes The Curragh Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 13 Canadian Stakes Woodbine Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Woodbine Mile N/A
Sep 25 Shadwell Rockfel Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 26 Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita Park Classic N/A
Sep 26 FrontRunner Stakes Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Sep 26 Zenyatta Stakes Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff N/A
Sep 26 Rodeo Drive Stakes Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 26 Chandelier Stakes Santa Anita Park Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 26 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 26 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes Belmont Park TwinSpires Sprint N/A
Sep 26 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Belmont Park Longines Turf N/A
October
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Oct 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Keeneland TwinSpires Sprint N/A
Oct 2 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 3 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes Keeneland Mile N/A
Oct 3 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Santa Anita Park TwinSpires Sprint N/A
Oct 3 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Oct 3 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Oct 3 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Oct 3 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 3 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Oct 3 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Belmont Park Classic N/A
Oct 4 Total Prix Marcel Boussac Longchamp Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Oct 4 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Longchamp Juvenile Turf N/A
Oct 4 Longines Prix de L'Opera Longchamp Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Oct 4 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Turf N/A
Oct 4 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Keeneland Longines Distaff N/A
Oct 8 J. P. Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A