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Win and You're In
The Breeders' Cup Challenge Series presented by America's Best Racing consists of the best races from around the world and awards each winner an automatic and free entry into the Breeders' Cup World Championships. It's simple, they win and they're in. The 2020 Challenge Series schedule will be released soon.
- February 23, 2020
Mozu Ascot Sweeps to Victory in February Stakes and Gains Automatic Berth into 2020 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic
- February 21, 2020
February Stakes on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse is First Automatic Qualifier for 2020 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic
Led by defending champion Inti (JPN), Mozu Ascot and Arctos (JPN), a field of 16 horses has been entered for Sunday’s 37th running of the 1-mile, $2 million February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse.
- January 11, 2020
Vardy Wins L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and Queen Supreme Captures Cartier Paddock Stakes Saturday in South Africa
Kantor, Blank, Sarkis & Yutar’s 4-year-old gelding Vardy (SAF) made a sustained bid in the final 300 yards under jockey Craig Zackey to capture Saturday’s 1-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over One World (SAF) at Kenilworth Racecourse, and earned an automatic berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
- January 9, 2020
Hawwaam and Defending Champion Do It Again Lead L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and Queen Supreme Headlines Paddock Stakes
Led by Hamdan Al Maktoum’s 4-year-old Hawwaam (SAF), a winner of six of seven starts in 2019, and defending champion Do It Again (SAF), lead a field of 10 horses has been entered for Saturday’s 1-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town for an automatic berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
- December 5, 2019
Godolphin Repeats as John Deere Award Winner Honoring Outstanding Breeders of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series
Rewarded for wins by its progeny on three continents, Godolphin, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has repeated as the winner of the John Deere Award honoring the outstanding breeder of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.
- October 18, 2019
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie finished as the top-rated horse in final polling for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings by a panel of leading Thoroughbred racing media, horseplayers and members of the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel.
- October 17, 2019
This is the last of nine weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at Santa Anita.