Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

‘He’s Really Taken To Churchill Downs’: Determined Gift Box Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday to begin preparing for Saturday night’s 38th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade 2) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program at Churchill Downs billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser.” “He’s really taken to Churchill Downs well […]

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Churchill ‘Downs After Dark’ Features G2 Stephen Foster, ‘Win And You’re In,’ NBCSN Coverage

Saturday night’s Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser 11-race program at Churchill Downs is highlighted by the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (GII) and $250,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Budweiser (GII). Both races are part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series. The winner of the Stephen Foster receives an automatic […]

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Brazilian-Bred George Washington Earns Berth In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Stud Happy Again’s 3-year-old George Washington (BRZ) swept down the center of the course and passed front-running Taksim (BRZ) inside the final furlong to capture Sunday’s 87th running of the 1 1/2-mile Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea by 3 ½ lengths over Or Noir (BRZ), and earned an automatic starting position into the $4 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Adds Arc de Triomphe, Seven Other Races To Challenge Series

The Breeders’ Cup today announced its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule, consisting of 86 automatic qualifying stakes races, whose winners receive automatic qualifying positions into corresponding Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. This year’s series has 64 Grade/Group 1 events in 11 countries, and features eight new races, including the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de […]

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NBC Sports To Broadcast 11 Live Shows For Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports today announced the 2019 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World […]

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Kentucky Downs Gets First ‘Win And You’re In’ Race For Breeders’ Cup

The $700,000, Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint has been selected for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, providing Kentucky Downs its first “Win and You’re In” race as a launching pad to horse racing’s global championships. As part of the Challenge Series, the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint winner will get an automatic berth and […]

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Came Home’s Son Inti Grabs Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth With February Stakes Triumph

Shigeo Takeda’s 5-year-old homebred Inti (JPN), the 2.6-1 favorite under jockey Yutaka Take, controlled the pace throughout Sunday’s 36th running of the one-mile, $1,879,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan, winning by a neck over second choice Gold Dream (JPN), and secured the first automatic berth into this year’s $6-million Breeders’ Cup […]

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Japan’s February Stakes Kicks Off Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series For Classic

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Launches With South Africa’s Queen’s Plate

The 2019 international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series heads to Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa on Saturday with two outstanding Group 1 turf events in the one mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, for an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), and the 1 1/8 mile R1 million Cartier Paddock Stakes for […]

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‘Win And You’re In’: Breeders’ Cup, NBC Announce Three-Year Extension Of Challenge Series

Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced a three-year extension of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, showcasing the best Thoroughbred horse races from around the world whose winners earn automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. As part of the agreement, NBC Sports Group will continue its exclusive presentation of the series across […]

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