Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Stephen Foster, Pacific Classic Added To NBC Breeders’ Cup Challenge Broadcasts

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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3-Year-Old Foxplay Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Coolmore Legacy Victory

Mrs. C.M. Cook and Mrs. J.L. Van Buynder Et Al’s 3-year-old filly Foxplay (AUS) powered to the front in last 100 meters and held off Zanbagh (AUS) by a half-length to win Saturday’s one-mile $1 million Coolmore Legacy Queen of the Turf Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick, and earned an automatic berth into Breeders’ Cup […]

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Chautauqua, It’s Somewhat Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths In Australia Saturday

R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing’s 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) reasserted himself as one of the world’s top turf sprinters with a dramatic last-to first victory over 14 rivals in the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. It was his third consecutive TJ Smith Stakes win and […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Gold Dream Takes February Stakes To Qualify For Classic

Katsumi Yoshida 4-year-old Gold Dream (JPN) held off Best Warrior (USA) by a neck to win the one mile, $1,909,000 February Stakes (G1) on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

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Champions Beholder, Stellar Wind Top Field Of Five In Zenyatta Stakes

Game, set, and now MATCH, as three-time Eclipse champion Beholder and last year’s 3-year-old Filly Eclipse winner, Stellar Wind will meet for the third time this Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, final steppingstone to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff and a likely engagement with the undefeated Songbird. The […]

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Four ‘Challenge’ Races Underline Travers Card At Saratoga

Not to be out shadowed, Saratoga’s four Breeders’ Cup “Win And You’re In” Challenge races are good enough to stand alone as the feature on any other Saturday in a meet full of star power, and all four are sure to add further definition to their respective divisions, while sending several down the path to […]

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Postponed’s ‘Level Temperament’ Matches That Of His Young Trainer

Postponed, winner of his last five races in a row and arguably the best middle-distance turf horse in the world, is on target to compete in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot this Saturday. The Irish-bred son of Dubawi is a heavy favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win […]

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Hoppertunity Probable Favorite For Santa Anita’s Gold Cup

The second of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” Series for the Breeders’ Cup Classic approaches on Saturday, June 25. The $500,000 Gold Cup, held at the now-defunct Hollywood Park through 2013, is in its third year at Santa Anita, and a strong field is likely for the 2016 edition of the […]

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Prince Gibraltar, Shivajia Win Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races In Germany

Two horses earned automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup in Germany over the weekend, with Shivajia winning the T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Saturday and Prince Gibraltar coming out on top in the Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden. Prince Gibraltar, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget and ridden to victory by Fabrice Vernon, is targeting the Arc de […]

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Hard Aces Noses Out Hoppertunity In Gold Cup Thriller

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces rallied through the stretch on the inside and just held off a late-closing Hoppertunity to win a thrilling finish in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, earning an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Classic later this year. Big Cazanova set the early tempo, with Moreno sitting […]

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