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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
Dec 15, 18Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini StakesSISTurfIl Mercato (ARG)
Jan 05, 19Cartier Paddock S.KENFilly and Mare TurfOh Susanna (AUS)
Jan 05, 19L'Ormarins Queen's PlateKENMileDo It Again (SAF)
Feb 17, 19February S.TOKClassicInti (JPN)
May 01, 19Gran Premio CriadoresPALDistaffEntropia (ARG)
May 26, 19Gran Premio Club Hípico FalabellaCHSMile
May 27, 19Shoemaker MileSAMile
Jun 02, 19Yasuda KinenTOKMile
Jun 08, 19Jaipur InvitationalBELTurf Sprint
Jun 08, 19Ogden PhippsBELDistaff
Jun 08, 19Runhappy Metropolitan H.BELDirt Mile
Jun 09, 19Grande Premio BrasilGVATurf
Jun 15, 19Fleur de Lis StakesCDDistaff
Jun 15, 19Stephen Foster StakesCDClassic
Jun 18, 19Queen Anne S.ASCMile
Jun 19, 19Prince of Wales's S.ASCTurf
Jun 20, 19Norfolk S.ASCJuvenile Turf Sprint
Jun 22, 19Diamond Jubilee S.ASCTurf Sprint
Jun 23, 19Takarazuka KinenHSNTurf
Jun 29, 19Princess Rooney H.GPFilly & Mare Sprint
Jun 30, 19Gran Premio PamplonaMONFilly and Mare Turf
Jul 06, 19John A. NerudBELSprint
Jul 20, 19TVG.Com Haskell InvitationalMTHClassic
Jul 27, 19King George VI & Queen Elizabeth StakesASCTurf
Jul 27, 19Bing Crosby S.DMRSprint
Jul 28, 19Clement L. Hirsch StakesDMRDistaff
Jul 31, 19Qatar Sussex StakesGOOMile
Aug 03, 19WhitneySARClassic
Aug 10, 19Arlington MillionAPTurf
Aug 10, 19Beverly D. StakesAPFilly and Mare Turf
Aug 10, 19Fourstardave H.SARMile
Aug 11, 19Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard - Jacques Le MaroisDEAMile
Aug 17, 19Del Mar HandicapDMRTurf
Aug 17, 19Pacific ClassicDMRClassic
Aug 18, 19Darley Prix MornyDEAJuvenile Turf Sprint
Aug 21, 19Juddmonte International S.YORClassic
Aug 22, 19Yorkshire OaksYORFilly and Mare Turf
Aug 23, 19Coolmore Nunthorpe StakesYORTurf Sprint
Aug 24, 19Pat O'Brien S.DMRDirt Mile
Aug 24, 19Ketel One BallerinaSARFilly & Mare Sprint
Aug 24, 19Personal EnsignSARDistaff
Aug 24, 19Sword DancerSARTurf
Sep 07, 19Jockey Club DerbyBELTurf
Sep 07, 19Kentucky Downs Turf SprintKDTurf Sprint
Sep 14, 19Iroquois S.CDJuvenile
Sep 14, 19Pocahontas S.CDJuvenile Fillies
Sep 14, 19Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.LEOFilly and Mare Turf
Sep 14, 19KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesLEOJuvenile Turf
Sep 14, 19QIPCO Irish Champion StakesLEOTurf
Sep 14, 19Ricoh Woodbine MileWOMile
Sep 15, 19Derrinstown Stud Flying Five StakesCURTurf Sprint
Sep 15, 19Moyglare Stud StakesCURJuvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 15, 19Natalma StakesWOJuvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 15, 19Summer StakesWOJuvenile Turf
Sep 21, 19Cotillion S.PRXDistaff
Sep 27, 19Shadwell RockfelNEWJuvenile Fillies Turf
Sep 27, 19American Pharoah StakesSAJuvenile
Sep 27, 19Chandelier StakesSAJuvenile Fillies
Sep 28, 19Jockey Club Gold CupBELClassic
Sep 28, 19The VosburghBELSprint
Sep 28, 19Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesNEWJuvenile Turf
Sep 28, 19Awesome Again StakesSAClassic
Sep 28, 19Rodeo Drive StakesSAFilly and Mare Turf
Sep 29, 19Sprinters S.NKRTurf Sprint
Sep 29, 19Zenyatta StakesSADistaff
Oct 04, 19Darley Alcibiades StakesKEEJuvenile Fillies
Oct 04, 19Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesKEESprint
Oct 05, 19The ChampagneBELJuvenile
Oct 05, 19Claiborne Breeders' FuturityKEEJuvenile
Oct 05, 19First Lady S.KEEFilly and Mare Turf
Oct 05, 19Shadwell Turf Mile StakesKEEMile
Oct 05, 19Thoroughbred Club of America StakesKEEFilly & Mare Sprint
Oct 05, 19Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipSASprint
Oct 06, 19The Flower BowlBELFilly and Mare Turf
Oct 06, 19The FrizetteBELJuvenile Fillies
Oct 06, 19The FuturityBELJuvenile Turf Sprint
Oct 06, 19Dixiana Bourbon S.KEEJuvenile Turf
Oct 06, 19Indian Summer StakesKEEJuvenile Turf Sprint
Oct 06, 19Juddmonte Spinster StakesKEEDistaff
Oct 06, 19Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesLCHTurf Sprint
Oct 06, 19Prix de l'Opera LonginesLCHFilly and Mare Turf
Oct 06, 19Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheLCHTurf
Oct 06, 19Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereLCHJuvenile Turf
Oct 06, 19Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacLCHJuvenile Fillies Turf
Oct 06, 19Speakeasy StakesSAJuvenile Turf Sprint
Oct 09, 19Chase Jessamine StakesKEEJuvenile Fillies Turf


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