04/19/2016 10:21AM

Breeders' Cup offers 77 Win and You're in races

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Seventy-seven stakes races, including 49 held at U.S. racetracks, will offer automatic berths to Breeders’ Cup races this year through the BC Challenge series, which also awards winners with their entry fees and a travel allowance.

The slate of Win and You’re In races, announced Tuesday by Breeders' Cup, includes seven stakes races offering automatic berths to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the headliner of the Breeders’ Cup two-day, 13-race event, scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles.

Four races, all held overseas, were added to the slate this year, while five were dropped from the schedule, including the United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. Five of the races have already been held, two in South Africa and three in Australia. The first North American race on the schedule is the June 4 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, awarding a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

This is the ninth year that the Breeders’ Cup has designated stakes races around the world for automatic berths in its event. The series has been heavily modified since its inception.

Races in the series this year will be held in 12 countries – the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Peru, and South Africa. Horses that win stakes races held outside of North America will be given a $40,000 travel stipend, while horses based outside of California that win in either the U.S. or Canada will receive a $10,000 travel stipend.

New races in the series this year are the Queen of the Turf (Filly and Mare Turf) at Royal Randwick in Australia, which was won by Askandelia on April 9; the Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (Mile) in Santiago, Chile, on May 25; the Gran Premio Pamplona (Filly and Mare Turf) in Lima, Peru, on June 26; and the Flying Five Stakes (Turf Sprint) in Ireland on Sept. 11.

Last year, 39 horses that started in the 13 Breeders’ Cup races earned automatic berths through the Challenge series. Six of those horses won.

The races providing automatic berths for the Classic this year will all be held at U.S. tracks, and all are Grade 1 stakes. The Classic qualifiers are the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 18; the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park on June 25; the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 31; the Whitney at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 8; the Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 20; the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 1; and The Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Oct. 8.

2016 BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Race Date Trk. Race Name Winner Dist. Age Sex Purse Division
1/9/16 KEN Maine Chance Farms Paddock S. Legal Eagle (SAF) 1 1/8 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 1,000,000 Filly & Mare Turf
1/9/16 KEN L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Smart Call (SAF) 1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Mile
4/2/16 RAN The Star Doncaster Mile Winx (AUS) 1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   3,000,000.00 Mile
4/2/16 RAN Darley TJ Smith Stakes Chautauqua (AUS) 6 Furlongs (T) 3 YO & UP   2,500,000.00 Turf Sprint
4/9/16 RAN Coolmore Legacy Queen
of the Turf Stakes
Azkadellia (AUS) 1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 1,000,000.00 Filly & Mare Turf
5/1/16 Pal Gran Premio Criadores   1 1/4 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 48,000 Distaff
5/22/16 CHS Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella   1 1/4 Miles 3 YO & UP   100,000 Mile
5/25/16 SIS Gran Premio 25 de Mayo   1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   45,000 Turf
6/4/16 SA Shoemaker Mile   1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   400,000 Mile
6/11/16 Bel Ogden Phipps   1 1/16 Miles 4 YO & UP F & M 1,000,000 Distaff
6/11/16 Bel Metropolitan Handicap   1 Mile 3 YO & UP   1,250,000 Dirt Mile
6/12/16 GVA Grande Premio Brasil   1 1/2 Miles (T) 4 YO & UP   600,000 Turf
6/18/16 CD Stephen Foster H.   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO & UP   500,000 Classic
6/18/16 CD Fleur de Lis H.   1 1/6 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 200,000 Distaff
6/25/16 SA The Gold Cup at Santa Anita   1 1/4 Miles 3 YO & UP   500,000 Classic
6/26/16 MON Gran Premio Pamplona   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 100,000 Filly & Mare Turf
7/2/16 GP Princess Rooney H.   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP F & M 250,000 Filly & Mare Sprint
7/2/16 GP Smile Sprint Handicap   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   250,000 Sprint
7/9/16 Bel Belmont Oaks Invitational   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO F 1,000,000 Filly & Mare Turf
7/23/16 ASC King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
sponsored by QIPCO
  1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   1,150,000 Turf
7/27/16 GOO Qatar Sussex Stakes   1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   1,000,000.00 Mile
7/30/16 Dmr Clement L. Hirsch Handicap   1 1/16 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 300,000 Distaff
7/31/16 Dmr Bing Crosby Stakes   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   300,000 Sprint
7/31/16 Mth Haskell Invitational   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO   1,000,000 Classic
8/6/16 Sar Whitney Handicap   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO & UP   1,250,000 Classic
8/13/16 AP Beverly D. Stakes   1 3/16 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 750,000 Filly & Mare Turf
8/13/16 AP Arlington Million   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Turf
8/14/16 DEA Prix du Haras de Fresnay
-Le Buffard - Jacques Le Marois
  1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   600,000 Mile
8/17/16 YOR Juddmonte International   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   900,000 Turf
8/18/16 YOR Darley Yorkshire Oaks   1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 340,000 Filly & Mare Turf
8/19/16 YOR Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes   5 Furlongs (T) 2 YO & UP   340,000 Turf Sprint
8/20/16 Dmr TVG Pacific Classic   1 1/4 Miles 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Classic
8/20/16 Dmr Del Mar Handicap   1 3/8 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   250,000 Turf
8/27/16 Dmr Pat O'Brien Stakes   7 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   200,000 Dirt Mile
8/27/16 Sar Ballerina Stakes   7 Furlongs 3 YO & UP F & M 500,000 Filly & Mare Sprint
8/27/16 Sar Personal Ensign H.   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 750,000 Distaff
8/27/16 Sar Sword Dancer Invitational S.   1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Turf
8/27/16 Sar Forego   7 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   700,000 Sprint
9/3/16 BAD T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis   1 3/8 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 70,000 Filly & Mare Turf
9/3/16 Sar Spinaway Stakes   7 Furlongs 2 YO F 350,000 Juvenile Fillies
9/4/16 BAD Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden   1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   250,000 Turf
9/10/16 LEO The Coolmore Matron S.   1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 300,000 Filly & Mare Turf
9/10/16 LEO QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   1,250,000 Turf
9/10/16 LEO Willis Champions Juvenile Stakes   1 Mile (T) 2 YO   100,000 Juvenile Turf
9/11/16 CUR Moyglare Stud Stakes   7 Furlongs (T) 2 YO F 350,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf
9/11/16 CUR Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes   5 Furlongs (T) 3 YO & UP   250,000 Turf Sprint
9/17/16 CD Iroquois S.   1 Mile 2 YO   150,000 Juvenile
9/17/16 CD Pocahontas S.   1 Mile 2 YO F 150,000 Juvenile Fillies
9/17/16 WO Canadian Stakes   1 1/8 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 300,000 Filly & Mare Turf
9/17/16 WO Ricoh Woodbine Mile   1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Mile
9/18/16 WO Natalma Stakes   1 Mile (T) 2 YO F 250,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf
9/18/16 WO Summer Stakes   1 Mile (T) 2 YO   200,000 Juvenile Turf
9/23/16 NEW Shadwell Rockfel Stakes   7 Furlongs (T) 2 YO F 100,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf
9/24/16 NEW Juddmonte Royal Lodge   1 Mile (T) 2 YO C & G 100,000 Juvenile Turf
10/1/16 Bel Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 600,000 Filly & Mare Turf
10/1/16 Bel Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational   1 1/2 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP   600,000 Turf
10/1/16 Bel Vosburgh Invitational Stakes   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   400,000 Sprint
10/1/16 SA Awesome Again Stakes   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO & UP   300,000 Classic
10/1/16 SA Chandelier Stakes   1 1/16 Miles 2 YO F 300,000 Juvenile Fillies
10/1/16 SA Frontrunner Stakes   1 1/16 Miles 2 YO   300,000 Juvenile
10/1/16 SA Rodeo Drive Stakes   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 300,000 Filly & Mare Turf
10/1/16 SA Zenyatta Stakes   1 1/16 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 300,000 Distaff
10/2/16 CHY Longines Prix de L'Opera   1 1/4 Miles (T) 3 YO & UP F & M 400,000 Filly & Mare Turf
10/2/16 CHY Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere   1 Mile (T) 2 YO   350,000 Juvenile Turf
10/2/16 CHY Total Prix Marcel Boussac   1 Mile (T) 2 YO F 300,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf
10/7/16 Kee Darley Alcibiades Stakes   1 1/16 Miles 2 YO F 400,000 Juvenile Fillies
10/7/16 Kee Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   200,000 Sprint
10/8/16 Bel Foxwoods Champagne Stakes   1 Mile 2 YO   400,000 Juvenile
10/8/16 Bel Frizette Stakes   1 Mile 2 YO F 400,000 Juvenile Fillies
10/8/16 Bel Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational   1 1/4 Miles 3 YO & UP   1,000,000 Classic
10/8/16 Kee Claiborne Breeders' Futurity   1 1/16 Miles 2 YO   500,000 Juvenile
10/8/16 Kee Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes   1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP   750,000 Mile
10/8/16 Kee Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP F & M 200,000 Filly & Mare Sprint
10/8/16 SA Santa Anita Sprint Championship   6 Furlongs 3 YO & UP   300,000 Sprint
10/9/16 Kee Dixiana Bourbon S.   1 1/16 Miles (T) 2 YO   250,000 Juvenile Turf
10/9/16 Kee Juddmonte Spinster Stakes   1 1/8 Miles 3 YO & UP F & M 500,000 Distaff
10/12/16 Kee JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes   1 1/16 Miles (T) 2 YO F 150,000 Juvenile Fillies Turf

 

Larry Kaufman More than 1 year ago
what about the travers, alabama and belmont derby
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Grrrreat question!