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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.

JANUARY

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)

FEBRUARY

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

APRIL

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)

MAY

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

June

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, NYRA.com 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

July
DATE RACE NAME TRACK DIVISION WINNER
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 Betfair.com Haskell Invitational-Monmouth Park Classic Girvin

August
DATE RACE NAME TRACK DIVISION WINNER
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

September
DATE RACE NAME TRACK DIVISION WINNER
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
Sep 9 The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes-Leopardstown Filly & Mare Turf
Sep 9 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes-Leopardstown Longines Turf
Sep 10 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes-Curragh Racecourse Turf Sprint
Sep 10 Moyglare Stud Stakes-Curragh Racecourse Juvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 16 Iroquois Stakes-Churchill Downs Sentient Jet Juvenile
Sep 16 Pocahontas Stakes-Churchill Downs Juvenile Fillies
Sep 16 Ricoh Woodbine Mile-Woodbine Mile
Sep 17 Natalma Stakes-Woodbine Juvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 17 Summer Stakes-Woodbine Juvenile Turf
Sep 29 Shadwell Rockfel-Newmarket Juvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 30 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes-Newmarket Juvenile Turf
Sept 30 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes-Belmont Park Sprint
Sept 30 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational-Belmont Park Longines Turf
Sept 30 FrontRunner Stakes-Santa Anita Park Sentient Jet Juvenile
Sept 30 Zenyatta Stakes-Santa Anita Park Longines Distaff
Sept 30 Chandelier Stakes-Santa Anita Park Juvenile Fillies
Sept 30 Rodeo Drive Stakes-Santa Anita Park Filly & Mare Turf
Sept 30 Awesome Again Stakes-Santa Anita Park Classic

October
DATE RACE NAME TRACK DIVISION WINNER
Oct 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Chantilly Juvenile Turf
Oct 1  Longines Prix de L’Opera-Chantilly Filly & Mare Turf
Oct 1 Sprinters Stakes-Nakayama Turf Sprint
Oct 1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac-Chantilly Juvenile Fillies Turf
Oct 6 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes-Keeneland Sprint
Oct 6 Darley Alcibiades Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Fillies
Oct 7 Frizette Stakes-Belmont Park Juvenile Fillies
Oct 7 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational-Belmont Park Classic
Oct 7 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes-Keeneland Filly & Mare Sprint
Oct 7 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity-Keeneland Sentient Jet Juvenile
Oct 7 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes-Keeneland Mile
Oct 7 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-Santa Anita Park Sprint
Oct 8 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes-Belmont Park Filly & Mare Turf
Oct 8 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes-Belmont Park Sentient Jet Juvenile
Oct 8 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Turf
Oct 8 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes-Keeneland Longines Distaff
Oct 11 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes-Keeneland Juvenile Fillies Turf

 

Schedule originally published on BreedersCup.com. For ticket information, visit BreedersCup.com/tickets.

Breeders' Cup Schedule 2016

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