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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 $26 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)
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
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 N/A
Jun 11 Ogden Phipps Stakes Belmont Park Longines Distaff N/A
Jun 11 NYRA.com Metropolitan Handicap Belmont Park Dirt Mile N/A
Jun 12 Gran Premio Brasil Hipódromo da Gávea Longines Turf N/A
Jun 18 Stephen Foster H. Churchill Downs Classic N/A
Jun 18 Fleur de Lis Handicap Churchill Downs Longines Distaff N/A
Jun 25 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park Classic N/A
Jun 26 Gran Premio Pamplona Hipódromo de Monterrico Filly & Mare Turf N/A
July
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jul 2 Princess Rooney Handicap Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Jul 2 Smile Sprint Handicap Gulfstream Park Sprint N/A
Jul 9 Belmont Oaks Invitational Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Jul 23 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO Ascot Longines Turf N/A
Jul 27 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Mile N/A
Jul 30 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap Del Mar Longines Distaff N/A
Jul 31 Bing Crosby Stakes Del Mar Sprint N/A
Jul 31 Haskell Invitational Monmouth Park Classic N/A
August
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Aug 6 The Whitney Saratoga Classic N/A
Aug 13 Beverly D. Stakes Arlington Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Aug 13 Arlington Million Arlington Park Longines Turf N/A
Aug 14 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois Deauville Mile N/A
Aug 17 Juddmonte International Stakes York Longines Turf N/A
Aug 18 Darley Yorkshire Oaks York Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Aug 19 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes York Turf Sprint N/A
Aug 20 TVG Pacific Classic Del Mar Classic N/A
Aug 20 Del Mar Handicap Del Mar Longines Turf N/A
Aug 27 Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar Dirt Mile N/A
Aug 27 Personal Ensign H. Saratoga Longines Distaff N/A
Aug 27 Ballerina Stakes Saratoga Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Aug 27 Forego Handicap Saratoga Sprint N/A
Aug 27 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Saratoga Longines Turf N/A
September
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Sep 3 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Baden Baden Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 3 Spinaway Stakes Saratoga Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 4 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden Baden Longines Turf N/A
Sep 10 Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes Leopardstown Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 10 The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 10 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown Longines Turf N/A
Sep 11 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes Curragh Racecourse Turf Sprint N/A
Sep 11 Moyglare Stud Stakes Curragh Racecourse Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 17 Iroquois Stakes Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Sep 17 Canadian Stakes Woodbine Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 17 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Woodbine Mile N/A
Sep 17 Pocahontas Stakes Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 18 Natalma Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 18 Summer Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 23 Shadwell Rockfel Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 24 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket Juvenile Turf N/A
October
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Oct 1 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Oct 1 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Sprint N/A
Oct 1 FrontRunner Stakes Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Oct 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Belmont Park Longines Turf N/A
Oct 1 Zenyatta Stakes Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff N/A
Oct 1 Chandelier Stakes Santa Anita Park Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Oct 1 Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita Park Classic N/A
Oct 2 Total Prix Marcel Boussac Chantilly Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Oct 2 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Chantilly Juvenile Turf N/A
Oct 2 Longines Prix de L'Opera Chantilly Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Oct 7 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Keeneland Sprint N/A
Oct 7 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 8 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 8 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Oct 8 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Belmont Park Classic N/A
Oct 8 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Oct 8 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile N/A
Oct 8 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes Keeneland Mile N/A
Oct 8 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Santa Anita Park Sprint N/A
Oct 9 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Turf N/A
Oct 9 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Keeneland Longines Distaff N/A
Oct 12 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A