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2018 Breeders' Cup Challenge

Win a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, and you’re in the Breeders’ Cup. With 67 qualifying races spanning 10 countries, each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup divisions have Challenge races. And a win gets you more than just an invitation. The Breeders’ Cup pays entry fees for the connections of the Challenge winners if they are nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program by October 21st.

All Championships starters that are not based in California will receive travel awards of $10,000 (US) if traveling within North America or $40,000 (US) if traveling from outside of North America. Last year, 45 winners of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races participated in the World Championships.

Breeders' Cup Future Odds:

Friday: Juvenile - Juvenile Turf - Juvenile Fillies Turf - Juvenile Fillies - Juvenile Turf Sprint

Saturday: Classic - Turf - Distaff - Mile - Sprint - Filly and Mare Turf - Dirt Mile - Turf Sprint - Filly and Mare Sprint

Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule

Date Race Track Qualifier Winner
Jan 06, 18Cartier Paddock S.KENFilly and Mare TurfOh Susanna (AUS)
Jan 06, 18L'Ormarins Queen's PlateKENMileLegal Eagle (SAF)
Feb 18, 18February S.TOKClassicNonkono Yume (JPN)
Apr 07, 18The Star Doncaster MileRANMileHappy Clapper (AUS)
Apr 14, 18The Coolmore Legacy StakesRANFilly and Mare TurfAlizee (AUS)
May 01, 18Gran Premio CriadoresPALDistaffSinfonia Fantastica (ARG)
May 21, 18Gran Premio Club Hípico Falabella Breeders’ CupCHSMileNuevo Maestro (CHI)
May 25, 18Gran Premio 25 de MayoSISTurfLa Extrana Dama (ARG)
May 28, 18Shoemaker MileSAMileHunt (IRE)
Jun 03, 18Yasuda KinenTOKMileMozu Ascot
Jun 09, 18Jaipur InvitationalBELTurf SprintDisco Partner
Jun 09, 18Ogden PhippsBELDistaffAbel Tasman
Jun 09, 18Runhappy Metropolitan H.BELDirt MileBee Jersey
Jun 10, 18Grande Premio BrasilGVATurfQuarteto de Cordas (BRZ)
Jun 16, 18Fleur de Lis H.CDDistaffBlue Prize (ARG)
Jun 16, 18Stephen Foster H.CDClassicPavel
Jun 19, 18Queen Anne S.ASCMileAccidental Agent (GB)
Jun 20, 18Prince of Wales's S.ASCTurfPoet's Word (IRE)
Jun 21, 18Norfolk S.ASCJuvenile Turf SprintShang Shang Shang
Jun 23, 18Diamond Jubilee S.ASCTurf SprintMerchant Navy (AUS)
Jun 24, 18Takarazuka KinenHSNTurfMikki Rocket (JPN)
Jun 24, 18Gran Premio PamplonaMONFilly and Mare TurfSmart Choice (ARG)
Jun 30, 18Princess Rooney H.GPFilly & Mare SprintStormy Embrace
Jun 30, 18Highlander StakesWOTurf SprintLong On Value
Jul 07, 18Belmont Sprint ChampionshipBELSprintLimousine Liberal
Jul 28, 18King George VI & Queen Elizabeth StakesASCTurfPoet's Word (IRE)
Jul 28, 18Bing Crosby S.DMRSprintRansom the Moon
Jul 29, 18Clement L. Hirsch StakesDMRDistaffUnique Bella
Jul 29, 18Haskell InvitationalMTHClassicGood Magic
Aug 01, 18Qatar Sussex StakesGOOMileLightning Spear (GB)
Aug 04, 18WhitneySARClassicDiversify
Aug 11, 18Arlington MillionAPTurfRobert Bruce (CHI)
Aug 11, 18Beverly D. StakesAPFilly and Mare TurfSistercharlie (IRE)
Aug 12, 18Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard - Jacques Le MaroisDEAMileAlpha Centauri (IRE)
Aug 18, 18Del Mar H.DMRTurfFashion Business (GB)
Aug 18, 18Pacific ClassicDMRClassicAccelerate
Aug 22, 18Juddmonte International S.YORTurfRoaring Lion
Aug 23, 18Darley Yorkshire OaksYORFilly and Mare TurfSea of Class (IRE)
Aug 24, 18Coolmore Nunthorpe StakesYORTurf SprintAlpha Delphini (GB)
Aug 25, 18Pat O'Brien S.DMRDirt MileCatalina Cruiser
Aug 25, 18ForegoSARDirt MileWhitmore
Aug 25, 18Ketel One BallerinaSARFilly & Mare SprintMarley's Freedom
Aug 25, 18Personal EnsignSARDistaffAbel Tasman
Aug 25, 18Sword DancerSARTurfGlorious Empire (IRE)
Sep 01, 18SpinawaySARJuvenile FilliesSippican Harbor
Sep 15, 18Iroquois S.CDJuvenileCairo Cat
Sep 15, 18Pocahontas S.CDJuvenile FilliesSerengeti Empress
Sep 15, 18Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.LEOFilly and Mare TurfLaurens (FR)
Sep 15, 18KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesLEOJuvenile TurfMadhmoon (IRE)
Sep 15, 18QIPCO Irish Champion StakesLEOTurfRoaring Lion
Sep 15, 18Ricoh Woodbine MileWOMileOscar Performance
Sep 16, 18Derrinstown Stud Flying Five StakesCURTurf SprintHavana Grey (GB)
Sep 16, 18Moyglare Stud StakesCURJuvenile Fillies TurfSkitter Scatter
Sep 16, 18Natalma StakesWOJuvenile Fillies TurfLa Pelosa (IRE)
Sep 16, 18Summer StakesWOJuvenile TurfFog of War
Sep 28, 18Shadwell RockfelNEWJuvenile Fillies TurfJust Wonderful
Sep 29, 18Jockey Club Gold CupBELClassicDiscreet Lover
Sep 29, 18Joe Hirsch Turf ClassicBELTurfChannel Maker
Sep 29, 18The VosburghBELSprintImperial Hint
Sep 29, 18Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesNEWJuvenile TurfMohawk (IRE)
Sep 29, 18American Pharoah StakesSAJuvenileGame Winner
Sep 29, 18Awesome Again StakesSAClassicAccelerate
Sep 29, 18Chandelier StakesSAJuvenile FilliesBellafina
Sep 29, 18Rodeo Drive StakesSAFilly and Mare TurfVasilika
Sep 30, 18Sprinters S.NKRTurf SprintFine Needle (JPN)
Sep 30, 18Zenyatta StakesSADistaffVale Dori (ARG)
Oct 05, 18Darley Alcibiades StakesKEEJuvenile FilliesRestless Rider
Oct 05, 18Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesKEESprintPromises Fulfilled
Oct 06, 18The ChampagneBELJuvenileComplexity
Oct 06, 18Claiborne Breeders' FuturityKEEJuvenileKnicks Go
Oct 06, 18First Lady S.KEEFilly and Mare TurfA Raving Beauty (GER)
Oct 06, 18Shadwell Turf Mile StakesKEEMileNext Shares
Oct 06, 18Thoroughbred Club of America StakesKEEFilly & Mare SprintGolden Mischief
Oct 06, 18Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipSASprintRoy H
Oct 06, 18Speakeasy StakesSAJuvenile Turf SprintIts Gonna Hurt
Oct 07, 18The Flower BowlBELFilly and Mare TurfFourstar Crook
Oct 07, 18The FrizetteBELJuvenile FilliesJaywalk
Oct 07, 18The FuturityBELJuvenile Turf SprintUncle Benny
Oct 07, 18Dixiana Bourbon S.KEEJuvenile TurfCurrent
Oct 07, 18Indian Summer StakesKEEJuvenile Turf SprintStrike Silver
Oct 07, 18Juddmonte Spinster StakesKEEDistaffBlue Prize (ARG)
Oct 07, 18Prix de l'Opera LonginesLCHFilly and Mare TurfWild Illusion (GB)
Oct 07, 18Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereLCHJuvenile TurfRoyal Marine (IRE)
Oct 07, 18Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacLCHJuvenile Fillies TurfLily's Candle (FR)
Oct 10, 18Chase Jessamine StakesKEEJuvenile Fillies TurfConcrete Rose


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