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Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2017 “Win & You’re In” Races

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2017 “Win and You’re In” Races: The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series features 81 races from racetracks around the world, including 62 grade 1 events. Horses and their connections will look to secure a spot in the 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, CA, on November 3 & 4, and televised live by the NBC Sports Group.

Additionally, NBC Sports will feature 20 televised races as part of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In Series presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing.”

In a nutshell, 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 3 and 4 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.


Date, Race Name, Track, Division, Winner
Jan 7, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, Kenilworth, Mile, Legal Eagle (SAF)
Jan 7, Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes, Kenilworth, Filly & Mare Turf, Bela-Bela (SAF)


Date, Race Name, Track, Division, Winner
Feb 19, February Stakes, Tokyo Racecourse, Classic, Gold Dream


Date, Race Name, Track, Division, Winner
Apr 1, The Star Doncaster Mile, Randwick, Mile, It’s Somewhat
Apr 1, Darley T. J. Smith Stakes, Randwick, Turf Sprint, Chautauqua (AUS)
Apr 8, Coolmore Legacy Queen of the Turf Stakes, Randwick, Filly & Mare Turf, Foxplay (Aus)


Date, Race Name, Track, Division, Winner
May 1, Gran Premio Criadores, Palermo, Longines Distaff Kiriaki
May 25, Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella, Hípico de Santiago, Mile Top Casablanca
May 28, Gran Premio 25 de Mayo, San Isidro, Longines Turf Ordak Dan


Date, Race Name, Track, Division, Winner
Jun 3, Shoemaker Mile-Santa Anita Park Mile Bal a Bali
Jun 3, Yasuda Kinen-Tokyo Racecourse Mile Satono Aladdin
Jun 10, Ogden Phipps Stakes-Belmont Park Longines Distaff, Songbird
Jun 10, Metropolitan Handicap-Belmont Park Dirt Mile, Mor Spirit
Jun 11 Gran Premio Brasil-Hipódromo da Gávea Longines Turf Voador Magee
Jun 17 Stephen Foster H.-Churchill Downs Classic Gun Runner
Jun 17 Fleur de Lis Handicap-Churchill Downs Longines Distaff Forever Unbridled
Jun 25 Gran Premio Pamplona-Hipódromo de Monterrico Filly & Mare Turf Birdie Gold
Jun 25 Takarazuka Kinen-Hanshin, Turf Marialite

Jul 1 Princess Rooney Handicap-Gulfstream Park Filly & Mare Sprint Curlin’s Approval
Jul 1 Smile Sprint Handicap-Gulfstream Park Sprint Imperial Hint
July 2 Highlander Stakes-Woodbine Turf Sprint Green Mask
Jul 9 Belmont Sprint Championship-Belmont Park Sprint Mind Your Biscuits
Jul 29 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO-Ascot Longines Turf Enable
Jul 29 Bing Crosby Stakes-Del Mar Sprint Ransom The Moon
Jul 30 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap-Del Mar Longines Distaff Stellar Wind
Jul 30 Haskell Invitational-Monmouth Park Classic Girvin

Aug 2 Qatar Sussex Stakes-Goodwood Mile Here Comes When
Aug 5 The Whitney-Saratoga Classic Gun Runner
Aug 12 Beverly D. Stakes-Arlington Park Filly & Mare Turf Dacita
Aug 12 Arlington Million-Arlington Park Longines Turf Beach Patrol
Aug 14 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois-Deauville Mile Al Wukair
Aug 19 Del Mar Handicap, Presented by the Japan Racing Association-Del Mar Longines Turf Hunt
Aug 19 TVG Pacific Classic-Del Mar Classic Collected
Aug 20 Prix du Haras de Fresnay – Le Buffard – Jacques Le Marois-Deauville Mile Al Wukair
Aug 23 Juddmonte International-York Longines Turf Ulysses
Aug 24 Darley Yorkshire Oaks-York Filly & Mare Turf Enable
Aug 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes-York Turf Sprint Marsha
Aug 26 Pat O’Brien Stakes-Del Mar Dirt Mile Giant Expectations
Aug 26 Sword Dancer Invitiational Stakes-Saratoga Longines Turf Sadler’s Joy
Aug 26 Priority One Jets Forego Stakes-Saratoga Sprint Drefong

Sept 2 Spinaway Stakes-Saratoga Juvenile Fillies Lady Ivanka
Sep 2 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis-Baden Baden Filly & Mare Turf Ashiana
Sep 3 Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden-Baden Baden Longines Turf Guignol
Sep 9 Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes-Leopardstown Juvenile Turf Nelson
Sep 9 The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes-Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf Hydrangea
Sep 9 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes-Leopardstown Longines Turf Decorated Knight
Sep 10 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes-Curragh Racecourse Turf Sprint Caravaggio
Sep 10 Moyglare Stud Stakes-Curragh Racecourse Juvenile Fillies Turf Happily
Sep 16 Iroquois Stakes-Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile The Tabulator
Sep 16 Pocahontas Stakes-Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies Patrona Margarita
Sep 16 Ricoh Woodbine Mile-Woodbine Mile World Approval
Sep 17 Natalma Stakes-Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf Capla Temptress
Sep 17 Summer Stakes-Woodbine Juvenile Turf Mystic Dawn
Sep 29 Shadwell Rockfel-Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf Juliet Capulet
Sep 30 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes-Newmarket Juvenile Turf Roaring Lion
Sept 30 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes-Belmont Park Sprint Takaful
Sept 30 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational-Belmont Park Longines Turf Beach Patrol
Sept 30 FrontRunner Stakes-Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Bolt D’Oro
Sept 30 Zenyatta Stakes-Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff Paradise Woods
Sept 30 Chandelier Stakes-Santa Anita Park Juvenile Fillies Moonshine Memories
Sept 30 Rodeo Drive Stakes-Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf Avenge
Sept 30 Awesome Again Stakes-Santa Anita Park Classic Mubtaahij

Oct 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Chantilly Juvenile Turf Happily
Oct 1  Longines Prix de L’Opera-Chantilly Filly & Mare Turf Rhododendron
Oct 1 Sprinters Stakes-Nakayama Turf Sprint Red Falx
Oct 1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac-Chantilly Juvenile Fillies Turf Wild Illusion
Oct 6 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes-Keeneland Sprint Whitmore
Oct 6 Darley Alcibiades Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Heavenly Love
Oct 7 Frizette Stakes-Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies Separationofpowers
Oct 7 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational-Belmont Park Classic Diversify 
Oct 7 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes-Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint Finley’sluckycharm 
Oct 7 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity-Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile Free Drop Billy
Oct 7 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes-Keeneland Mile Suedois
Oct 7 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-Santa Anita Park Sprint Roy H
Oct 8 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes-Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf War Flag
Oct 8 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes-Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile Firenze Fire
Oct 8 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Turf Flameaway
Oct 8 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes-Keeneland Longines Distaff Romantic Vision
Oct 11 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf


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Breeders' Cup Schedule 2016

American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza navigate the crowd after winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015.
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