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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 $28 million in purses and awards in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 4 and 5 at Santa Anita Park.

January
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jan 9 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Kenilworth Mile Legal Eagle (SAF)
Jan 9 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes Kenilworth Filly & Mare Turf Smart Call (SAF)
February
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Feb 21 February Stakes Tokyo Racecourse Classic Moanin
April
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Apr 2 The Star Doncaster Mile Randwick Mile Winx (AUS)
Apr 2 Darley T. J. Smith Stakes Randwick Turf Sprint Chautauqua (AUS)
Apr 9 Coolmore Legacy Queen of the Turf Stakes Randwick Filly & Mare Turf Azkadellia (NZ)
May
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
May 1 Gran Premio Criadores Palermo Longines Distaff Corona Del Inca (ARG)
May 22 Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella Club Hípico de Santiago Mile Kitcat (CHI)
May 25 Gran Premio 25 de Mayo San Isidro Longines Turf Don Inc (ARG)
June
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jun 4 Shoemaker Mile Santa Anita Park Mile Midnight Storm
Jun 5 Yasuda Kinen Tokyo Racecourse Mile Logotype (JPN)
Jun 11 Ogden Phipps Stakes Belmont Park Longines Distaff Cavorting
Jun 11 NYRA.com Metropolitan Handicap Belmont Park Las Vegas Dirt Mile Frosted
Jun 12 Gran Premio Brasil Hipódromo da Gávea Longines Turf My Cherie Amour (BRZ)
Jun 18 Stephen Foster H. Churchill Downs Classic Bradester
Jun 18 Fleur de Lis Handicap Churchill Downs Longines Distaff Paid Up Subscriber
Jun 25 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park Classic Melatonin
Jun 26 Gran Premio Pamplona Hipódromo de Monterrico Filly & Mare Turf Ryans Charm
Jun 26 Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin Racecourse Longines Turf Marialite (JPN)
July
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jul 2 Princess Rooney Handicap Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint Spelling Again
Jul 2 Smile Sprint Handicap Gulfstream Park TwinSpires Sprint Delta Bluesman
Jul 9 Belmont Oaks Invitational Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf Catch a Glimpse
Jul 23 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO Ascot Longines Turf Highland Reel (IRE)
Jul 27 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Mile The Gurkha (IRE)
Jul 30 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap Del Mar Longines Distaff Stellar Wind
Jul 31 Bing Crosby Stakes Del Mar TwinSpires Sprint Lord Nelson
Jul 31 Haskell Invitational Monmouth Park Classic Exaggerator
August
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Aug 6 The Whitney Saratoga Classic Frosted
Aug 13 Beverly D. Stakes Arlington Park Filly & Mare Turf Sea Calisi (FR)
Aug 13 Arlington Million Arlington Park Longines Turf Mondialiste (IRE)
Aug 14 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Deauville Mile Ribchester (IRE)
Aug 17 Juddmonte International Stakes York Longines Turf Postponed (IRE)
Aug 18 Darley Yorkshire Oaks York Filly & Mare Turf Seventh Heaven (IRE)
Aug 19 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes York Turf Sprint Mecca's Angel (IRE)
Aug 20 TVG Pacific Classic Del Mar Classic California Chrome
Aug 20 Del Mar Handicap Del Mar Longines Turf Ashleyluvssugar
Aug 27 Personal Ensign H. Saratoga Longines Distaff Cavorting
Aug 27 Ballerina Stakes Saratoga Filly & Mare Sprint Haveyougoneaway
Aug 27 Forego Handicap Saratoga TwinSpires Sprint A. P. Indian
Aug 27 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Saratoga Longines Turf Flintshire (GB)
Aug 27 Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar Las Vegas Dirt Mile Masochistic
September
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Sep 3 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Baden Baden Filly & Mare Turf Parvaneh (IRE)
Sep 3 Spinaway Stakes Saratoga 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Pretty City Dancer, Sweet Loretta
Sep 4 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden Baden Longines Turf Iquitos (GER)
Sep 10 Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes Leopardstown Juvenile Turf Landfall (FR)
Sep 10 The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf Alice Springs (IRE)
Sep 10 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown Longines Turf Almanzor (FR)
Sep 11 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes Curragh Racecourse Turf Sprint Ardhoomey (IRE)
Sep 11 Moyglare Stud Stakes Curragh Racecourse Juvenile Fillies Turf Intricately (IRE)
Sep 17 Iroquois Stakes Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile Not This Time
Sep 17 Canadian Stakes Woodbine Filly & Mare Turf Rainha Da Bateria
Sep 17 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Woodbine Mile Tepin
Sep 17 Pocahontas Stakes Churchill Downs 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Daddys Lil Darling
Sep 18 Natalma Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf Victory to Victory
Sep 18 Summer Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Turf Good Samaritan
Sep 23 Shadwell Rockfel Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf Spain Burg (FR)
Sep 24 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket Juvenile Turf Best of Days
October
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Oct 1 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes Belmont Park TwinSpires Sprint Joking
Oct 1 FrontRunner Stakes Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Gormley
Oct 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Belmont Park Longines Turf Ectot (GB)
Oct 1 Zenyatta Stakes Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff Stellar Wind
Oct 1 Chandelier Stakes Santa Anita Park 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Noted and Quoted
Oct 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf Avenge
Oct 1 Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita Park Classic California Chrome
Oct 2 Sprinters Stakes Nakayama Turf Sprint Red Falx (JPN)
Oct 2 Total Prix Marcel Boussac Chantilly Juvenile Fillies Turf Wuheida (GB)
Oct 2 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Chantilly Juvenile Turf National Defense (GB)
Oct 2 Longines Prix de L'Opera Chantilly Filly & Mare Turf Speedy Boarding (GB)
Oct 7 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Keeneland TwinSpires Sprint A. P. Indian
Oct 7 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Keeneland 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Dancing Rags
Oct 8 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Yellow Agate
Oct 8 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf Lady Eli
Oct 8 Champagne Stakes Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Practical Joke
Oct 8 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Belmont Park Classic Hoppertunity
Oct 8 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint Irish Jasper
Oct 8 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile Classic Empire
Oct 8 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes Keeneland Mile Miss Temple City
Oct 8 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Santa Anita Park TwinSpires Sprint Lord Nelson
Oct 9 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Turf Keep Quiet (FR)
Oct 9 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Keeneland Longines Distaff I'm a Chatterbox
Oct 12 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf La Coronel

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