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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 FalabellaLukka (CHI)May 29FanDuel MileClub Hípico de Santiago
Shoemaker MileExaultedMay 29FanDuel MileWestSanta Anita Park
Yasuda KinenSongline (JPN)Jun 4FanDuel MileTokyo Racecourse
Jaipur CaravelJun 10Turf SprintEastBelmont Park
Ogden Phipps ClairiereJun 10Longines DistaffEastBelmont Park
Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan H.Cody's WishJun 10Big Ass Fans Dirt MileEastBelmont Park
Grande Premio BrasilRaptor's (BRZ)Jun 18Longines TurfHipódromo da Gávea
Queen Anne StakesTriple Time (IRE)Jun 20FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse
King's Stand StakesBradsell (GB)Jun 20Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Prince of Wales's StakesMostahdaf (IRE)Jun 21Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Norfolk StakesValiant ForceJun 22Juvenile Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Takarazuka KinenEquinox (JPN)Jun 25Longines TurfHanshin Racecourse
Gran Premio PamplonaSamay (PER)Jun 25Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfHipodromo Monterric
Stephen Foster StakesWest Will PowerJul 1Longines ClassicMidwestChurchill Downs Haskell StakesGeaux Rocket RideJul 22Longines ClassicEastMonmouth Park
Bing Crosby StakesThe Chosen VronJul 29Qatar Racing SprintWestDel Mar
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO StakesHukum (IRE)Jul 29Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Qatar Sussex StakesPaddington (GB)Aug 2FanDuel MileGoodwood
WhitneyWhite AbarrioAug 5Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
Clement L. Hirsch StakesAdare ManorAug 5Longines DistaffWestDel Mar
FourstardaveCasa CreedAug 12FanDuel MileEastSaratoga
Beverly D. StakesFev Rover (IRE)Aug 12Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfMidwestColonial Downs
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisInspiral (GB)Aug 13FanDuel MileDeauville
Sumbe Prix MornyVandeek (GB)Aug 21Juvenile Turf SprintDeauville
Juddmonte International StakesMostahdaf (IRE)Aug 23Longines ClassicYork Racecourse
Pertemps Network Yorkshire OaksWarm Heart (IRE)Aug 24Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfYork Racecourse
Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe StakesLive In The Dream (IRE)Aug 25Turf SprintYork Racecourse
The BallerinaEcho ZuluAug 26PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintEastSaratoga
The Resorts World Casino Sword DancerBolshoi Ballet (IRE)Aug 26Longines TurfEastSaratoga
Pat O'Brien StakesAnarchistAug 26Big Ass Fans Dirt MileWestDel Mar
FanDuel Racing Pacific ClassicArabian KnightSep 2Longines ClassicWestDel Mar
The Flower BowlParnac (FR)Sep 2Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfEastSaratoga
Jockey Club Gold CupBright FutureSep 2Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
Green Flash HandicapMotorious (GB)Sep 2Turf SprintWestDel Mar
Del Mar Handicap presented by The JRAGold Phoenix (IRE)Sep 2Longines TurfWestDel Mar
KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesDiego Velazquez (IRE)Sep 9Juvenile TurfLeopardstown
The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion StakesAuguste Rodin (IRE)Sep 9Longines TurfLeopardstown
Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron StakesTahiyra (IRE)Sep 9Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLeopardstown
Ainsworth Turf SprintGear JockeySep 9Turf SprintMidwestKentucky Downs
FanDuel Kentucky Turf CupGet SmokinSep 9Longines TurfMidwestKentucky Downs
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying FiveMoss Tucker (IRE)Sep 10Turf SprintCurragh
Moyglare Stud StakesFallen AngelSep 10Juvenile Fillies TurfCurragh
Bet365 Summer StakesCarson's RunSep 16Juvenile TurfWoodbine
Ricoh Woodbine MileMaster Of The SeasSep 16FanDuel MileWoodbine
Johnnie Walker Natalma StakesShe Feels PrettySep 16Juvenile Fillies TurfWoodbine
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Rockfel StakesCarla's WaySep 29Juvenile Fillies TurfNewmarket
Ack Ack StakesZozosSep 30Big Ass Fans Dirt MileMidwestChurchill Downs
Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesGhostwriter (IRE)Sep 30Juvenile TurfNewmarket
Awesome Again StakesSlow Down AndySep 30Longines ClassicWestSanta Anita Park
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereRosallion (IRE)Oct 1Juvenile TurfParisLongchamp
Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacOpera Singer (IRE)Oct 1Juvenile Fillies TurfParisLongchamp
Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheAce Impact (IRE)Oct 1Longines TurfParisLongchamp
Prix de L'Opera LonginesBlue Rose Cen (IRE)Oct 1Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfParisLongchamp
Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesHighfield Princess (IRE)Oct 1Turf SprintParisLongchamp
The VosburghCody's WishOct 1Qatar Racing SprintEastAqueduct
Miss GrilloHard To JustifyOct 4Juvenile Fillies TurfEastAqueduct
PilgrimAgate RoadOct 4Juvenile TurfEastAqueduct
Stoll Keenon Ogden PhoenixHoist The GoldOct 6Qatar Racing SprintMidwestKeeneland
JessamineBuchuOct 6Juvenile Fillies TurfMidwestKeeneland
Darley AlcibiadesCandiedOct 6NetJets Juvenile FilliesMidwestKeeneland
The FrizetteJust F Y IOct 7NetJets Juvenile FilliesEastAqueduct
The ChampagneTimberlakeOct 7FanDuel JuvenileEastAqueduct
Thoroughbred Club of AmericaYuugiriOct 7PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintMidwestKeeneland
Claiborne Breeders' FuturityLockedOct 7FanDuel JuvenileMidwestKeeneland
Coolmore Turf MileUp To The MarkOct 7FanDuel MileMidwestKeeneland
Chandelier StakesChatalasOct 7NetJets Juvenile FilliesWestSanta Anita Park
Rodeo Drive StakesDidia (ARG)Oct 7Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfWestSanta Anita Park
American Pharoah StakesMuthOct 7FanDuel JuvenileWestSanta Anita Park
Princess Rooney InvitationalThree WitchesOct 7PNC Bank Filly & Mare SprintEastGulfstream Park
The FuturityBook'em DannoOct 8Juvenile Turf SprintEastAqueduct
Juddmonte SpinsterIdiomaticOct 8Longines DistaffMidwestKeeneland
Bourbon StakesCan ManOct 8Juvenile TurfMidwestKeeneland
QIPCO Champion StakesOct 21Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)Oct 21FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse