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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Returns for 2022 World Championships

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Returns for 2022 World Championships

Breeders’ Cup Limited has announced the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In schedule of 82 races in 11 countries, whose winners will receive automatic qualifying positions, and fees paid, into a corresponding race in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Horses from around the globe will be qualifying through the Win and You’re In program for the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling $31 million. This year’s Championships will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4-5. The first U.S. Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race of the year will be the Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park on May 30.

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The 2022 series in the U.S. has been restructured into a regional qualifying program to balance divisional competition across the country. In 11 of the 14 race divisions, there will be one Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race per region, identified as East, Midwest, and West. Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying races in the Juvenile Turf and Juvenile Fillies Turf Divisions will be limited to two races. Breeders’ Cup will promote these regional rivalries on the road to the World Championships.

The exception to the regional format will be in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Division, which will have six domestic races in this year’s series. The complete 2022 schedule can be found below.

Gran Premio Club Hípico FalabellaMay 29FanDuel MileClub Hípico de Santiago
Shoemaker MileMay 29FanDuel MileWestSanta Anita Park
Yasuda KinenJun 4FanDuel MileTokyo Racecourse
JaipurJun 10Turf SprintEastBelmont Park
Ogden PhippsJun 10Longines DistaffEastBelmont Park
Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan H.Jun 10Big Ass Fans Dirt MileEastBelmont Park
Grande Premio BrasilJun 18Longines TurfHipódromo da Gávea
King's Stand StakesJun 20Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Queen Anne StakesJun 20FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse
Prince of Wales's StakesJun 21Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Norfolk StakesJun 22Juvenile Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Takarazuka KinenJun 25Longines TurfHanshin Racecourse
Gran Premio PamplonaJun 28Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfHipodromo Monterric
Stephen Foster StakesJul 1Longines ClassicMidwestChurchill Downs Haskell StakesJul 22Longines ClassicEastMonmouth Park
Bing Crosby StakesJul 29Qatar Racing SprintWestDel Mar
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO StakesJul 29Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Qatar Sussex StakesAug 2FanDuel MileGoodwood
WhitneyAug 5Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
Clement L. Hirsch StakesAug 5Longines DistaffWestDel Mar
FourstardaveAug 12FanDuel MileEastSaratoga
Beverly D. StakesAug 12Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfMidwestColonial Downs
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisAug 13FanDuel MileDeauville
Sumbe Prix MornyAug 21Juvenile Turf SprintDeauville
Juddmonte International StakesAug 23Longines ClassicYork Racecourse
Darley Yorkshire OaksAug 24Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfYork Racecourse
Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe StakesAug 25Turf SprintYork Racecourse
The BallerinaAug 26PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintEastSaratoga
The Resorts World Casino Sword DancerAug 26Longines TurfEastSaratoga
Pat O'Brien StakesAug 26Big Ass Fans Dirt MileWestDel Mar
FanDuel Racing Pacific ClassicSep 2Longines ClassicWestDel Mar
The Flower BowlSep 2Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfEastSaratoga
Jockey Club Gold CupSep 2Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
Green Flash HandicapSep 2Turf SprintWestDel Mar
Del Mar Handicap presented by The JRASep 2Longines TurfWestDel Mar
KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesSep 9Juvenile TurfLeopardstown
The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion StakesSep 9Longines TurfLeopardstown
Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron StakesSep 9Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLeopardstown
Kentucky Downs Turf SprintSep 9Turf SprintMidwestKentucky Downs
Kentucky Turf CupSep 9Longines TurfMidwestKentucky Downs
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying FiveSep 10Turf SprintCurragh
Moyglare Stud StakesSep 10Juvenile Fillies TurfCurragh
Summer StakesSep 16Juvenile TurfWoodbine
Ricoh Woodbine MileSep 16FanDuel MileWoodbine
Johnnie Walker Natalma StakesSep 16Juvenile Fillies TurfWoodbine
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Rockfel StakesSep 29Juvenile Fillies TurfNewmarket
The VosburghSep 30Qatar Racing SprintEastAqueduct
Ack Ack StakesSep 30Big Ass Fans Dirt MileMidwestChurchill Downs
Princess Rooney InvitationalSep 30PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintEastGulfstream Park
Awesome Again StakesSep 30Longines ClassicWestSanta Anita Park
Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesSep 30Juvenile TurfNewmarket
Prix de L'Opera LonginesOct 1Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfParisLongchamp
Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacOct 1Juvenile Fillies TurfParisLongchamp
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereOct 1Juvenile TurfParisLongchamp
Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheOct 1Longines TurfParisLongchamp
Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesOct 1Turf SprintParisLongchamp
The Miss GrilloOct 1Juvenile Fillies TurfEastAqueduct
The PilgrimOct 1Juvenile TurfEastAqueduct
Stoll Keenon Ogden PhoenixOct 6Qatar Racing SprintMidwestKeeneland
JessamineOct 6Juvenile Fillies TurfMidwestKeeneland
Darley AlcibiadesOct 6NetJets Juvenile FilliesMidwestKeeneland
The FrizetteOct 7NetJets Juvenile FilliesEastAqueduct
Thoroughbred Club of AmericaOct 7PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintMidwestKeeneland
The ChampagneOct 7FanDuel JuvenileEastAqueduct
Coolmore Turf MileOct 7FanDuel MileMidwestKeeneland
Claiborne Breeders' FuturityOct 7FanDuel JuvenileMidwestKeeneland
American Pharoah StakesOct 7FanDuel JuvenileWestSanta Anita Park
Rodeo Drive StakesOct 7Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfWestSanta Anita Park
Chandelier StakesOct 7NetJets Juvenile FilliesWestSanta Anita Park
The FuturityOct 8Juvenile Turf SprintEastAqueduct
Juddmonte SpinsterOct 8Longines DistaffMidwestKeeneland
Bourbon StakesOct 8Juvenile TurfMidwestKeeneland
QIPCO Champion StakesOct 21Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)Oct 21FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse

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