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 Turf Criterion (NZ)
May
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
May 1 Gran Premio Criadores Palermo Distaff Furia Cruzada (CHI)
May 25 Gran Premio 25 de Mayo San Isidro Turf N/A
June
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jun 6 Ogden Phipps Stakes Belmont Park Distaff N/A
Jun 6 Metropolitan Handicap Belmont Park Dirt Mile N/A
Jun 7 Gran Premio Brasil Hipódromo da Gávea Turf N/A
Jun 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap Churchill Downs Distaff N/A
Jun 13 Shoemaker Mile Santa Anita Park Mile N/A
Jun 13 Stephen Foster H. Churchill Downs Classic N/A
Jun 21 Clasico Cesar del Rio Hipódromo de Monterrico Distaff N/A
Jun 26 Copa de Oro Vinas de Chile Club Hípico de Santiago Dirt Mile N/A
Jun 27 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park Classic N/A
Jun 28 Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin Racecourse Turf N/A
July
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Jul 4 Belmont Oaks Invitational Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Jul 5 Princess Rooney Handicap Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Jul 5 Smile Sprint Handicap Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Jul 5 United Nations Stakes Monmouth Park Turf N/A
Jul 25 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO Ascot Turf N/A
Jul 26 Bing Crosby Stakes Del Mar Turf Sprint N/A
Jul 29 Qatar Sussex Stakes Goodwood Mile N/A
August
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Aug 1 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap Del Mar Distaff N/A
Aug 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational Monmouth Park Classic N/A
Aug 8 The Whitney Saratoga Classic N/A
Aug 15 Beverly D. Stakes Arlington Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Aug 15 Arlington Million Arlington Park Turf N/A
Aug 19 Juddmonte International Stakes York Turf N/A
Aug 20 Darley Yorkshire Oaks York Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Aug 21 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes York Turf Sprint N/A
Aug 22 Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar Dirt Mile N/A
Aug 22 Del Mar Handicap Del Mar Turf N/A
Aug 22 TVG Pacific Classic Del Mar Classic N/A
Aug 29 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Saratoga Turf N/A
Aug 29 Forego Handicap Saratoga Xpressbet Sprint N/A
Aug 29 Ballerina Stakes Saratoga Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Aug 29 Personal Ensign H. Saratoga Distaff N/A
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 5 Pocahontas Stakes Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies N/A
Sep 5 Iroquois Stakes Churchill Downs Juvenile N/A
Sep 6 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden Baden Baden 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 Turf N/A
Sep 12 Natalma Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A
Sep 12 Summer Stakes Woodbine Juvenile Turf 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 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket Juvenile Turf N/A
Sep 26 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf N/A
Sep 26 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes Belmont Park Xpressbet Sprint N/A
Sep 26 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Belmont Park Turf N/A
October
Date Race Name Track Division Winner
Oct 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes Keeneland Xpressbet 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 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint N/A
Oct 3 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Keeneland Juvenile N/A
Oct 3 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies N/A
Oct 3 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes Belmont Park 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 Distaff N/A
Oct 8 J. P. Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf N/A