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2022 Breeders’ Cup

2022 Breeders’ Cup

On November 4-5, 2021, the 39th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. With 14 Championship races and total purses and awards exceeding $31 million, the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are the premiere horse racing event of the year. 

Whether you’re looking for 2022 entries, races, picks and tips, handicapping advice, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win & You’re In™ races and results, news, and 2021 results and payouts, you will have the most updated information here.

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The 2022 Breeders’ Cup Challenge 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. 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.

It’s simple: “Win and You’re In.”

Shoemaker MileCount AgainMay 30FanDuel MileWestSanta Anita Park
Yasuda KinenSongline (JPN)Jun 5FanDuel MileTokyo Racecourse
Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan H.FlightlineJun 11Big Ass Fans Dirt MileEastBelmont Park
JaipurCasa CreedJun 11Turf SprintEastBelmont Park
Ogden PhippsClairiereJun 11Longines DistaffEastBelmont Park
King's Stand StakesNature Strip (AUS)Jun 14Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Queen Anne StakesBaaeed (GB)Jun 14FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse
Prince of Wales's StakesState of Rest (IRE)Jun 15Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Norfolk StakesThe Ridler (GB(Jun 16Juvenile Turf SprintAscot Racecourse
Grande Premio BrasilNautilus (BRZ)Jun 26Longines TurfHipódromo da Gávea
Gran Premio PamplonaOla Perfecta (PER)Jun 26Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfHipodromo Monterric
Takarazuka KinenTitleholder (JPN)Jun 26Longines TurfHanshin Racecourse
Princess Rooney InvitationalCe CeJul 2Filly & Mare SprintEastGulfstream Park
Stephen Foster StakesOlympiadJul 2Longines ClassicMidwestChurchill Downs
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO StakesPyledriver (GB)Jul 23Longines TurfAscot Racecourse Haskell StakesCyberknifeJul 23Longines ClassicEastMonmouth Park
Qatar Sussex StakesBaaeed (GB)Jul 27FanDuel MileGoodwood
Bing Crosby StakesAmerican TheoremJul 30Qatar Racing SprintWestDel Mar
Clement L. Hirsch StakesBlue Stripe (ARG)Aug 6Longines DistaffWestDel Mar
WhitneyLife Is GoodAug 6Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
FourstardaveCasa CreedAug 13FanDuel MileEastSaratoga
Beverly D. StakesDalika (GER)Aug 13Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfMidwestChurchill Downs
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisInspiral (GB)Aug 14FanDuel MileFrance Gallop
Juddmonte International StakesBaaeed (GB)Aug 17Longines ClassicYork Racecourse
Darley Yorkshire OaksAlpinista (GB)Aug 18Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfYork Racecourse
Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe StakesHighfield Princess (FR)Aug 19Turf SprintYork Racecourse
Darley Prix MornyBlackbeard (IRE)Aug 21Juvenile Turf SprintFrance Gallop
Pat O'Brien StakesLaurel RiverAug 27Big Ass Fans Dirt MileWestDel Mar
The Resorts World Casino Sword DancerGufoAug 27Longines TurfEastSaratoga
The BallerinaGoodnight OliveAug 28Filly & Mare SprintEastSaratoga
Del Mar Handicap presented by The Japan Racing AssociationGold Phoenix (IRE)Sep 3Longines TurfWestDel Mar
TVG Pacific ClassicFlightlineSep 3Longines ClassicWestDel Mar
The Flower BowlVirginia Joy (GER)Sep 3Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfEastSaratoga
Jockey Club Gold CupOlympiadSep 3Longines ClassicEastSaratoga
Green Flash H.Lieutenant DanSep 4Turf SprintWestDel Mar
The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion StakesLuxembourg (IRE)Sep 10Longines TurfLeopardstown
KPMG Champion Juvenile StakesAuguste Rodin (IRE)Sep 10Juvenile TurfLeopardstown
Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron StakesPearls Galore (IRE)Sep 10Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLeopardstown
Kentucky Turf CupRed KnightSep 10Longines TurfMidwestKentucky Downs
FanDuel Turf SprintBran (FR)Sep 10Turf SprintMidwestKentucky Downs
Moyglare Stud StakesTahiyra (IRE)Sep 11Juvenile Fillies TurfCurragh
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five StakesHighfield Princess (FR)Sep 11Turf SprintCurragh
Natalma StakesLast CallSep 17Juvenile Fillies TurfWoodbine
Pattison Summer StakesMysterious Night (IRE)Sep 17Juvenile TurfWoodbine
Ricoh Woodbine MileModern Games (IRE)Sep 17FanDuel MileWoodbine
Rockfel StakesCommissioning (GB)Sep 23Juvenile Fillies TurfNewmarket
Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesThe Foxes (IRE)Sep 24Juvenile TurfNewmarket
Ack Ack H.Senor BuscadorOct 1Big Ass Fans Dirt MileMidwestChurchill Downs
Awesome Again StakesDefundedOct 1Longines ClassicWestSanta Anita Park
The ChampagneBlazing SevensOct 1TVG JuvenileEastAqueduct
Miss GrilloPleasant PassageOct 1Juvenile Fillies TurfEastAqueduct
Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesThe Platinum Queen (IRE)Oct 2Turf SprintFrance Gallop
Prix de L'Opera LonginesPlace Du Carrousel (IRE)Oct 2Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfFrance Gallop
Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheAlpinista (GB)Oct 2Longines TurfFrance Gallop
Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacBlue Rose Cen (IRE)Oct 2Juvenile Fillies TurfFrance Gallop
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereBelbek (FR)Oct 2Juvenile TurfFrance Gallop
Speakeasy StakesSpeed Boat BeachOct 2Juvenile Turf SprintWestSanta Anita Park
The PilgrimMajor DudeOct 2Juvenile TurfEastAqueduct
The FrizetteChocolate GelatoOct 2NetJets Juvenile FilliesEastAqueduct
Stoll Keenon Ogden PhoenixN/AOct 7Qatar Racing SprintMidwestKeeneland
JPMorgan Chase JessamineN/AOct 7Juvenile Fillies TurfMidwestKeeneland
Darley AlcibiadesN/AOct 7NetJets Juvenile FilliesMidwestKeeneland
The VosburghN/AOct 8Qatar Racing SprintEastAqueduct
Coolmore Turf MileN/AOct 8FanDuel MileMidwestKeeneland
Chandelier StakesN/AOct 8NetJets Juvenile FilliesWestSanta Anita Park
American Pharoah StakesN/AOct 8TVG JuvenileWestSanta Anita Park
Claiborne Breeders' FuturityN/AOct 8TVG JuvenileMidwestKeeneland
Rodeo Drive StakesN/AOct 8Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfWestSanta Anita Park
Thoroughbred Club of AmericaN/AOct 8Filly & Mare SprintMidwestKeeneland
Indian Summer StakesN/AOct 9Juvenile Turf SprintMidwestKeeneland
The FuturityN/AOct 9Juvenile Turf SprintEastBelmont Park
Juddmonte SpinsterN/AOct 9Longines DistaffMidwestKeeneland
Bourbon StakesN/AOct 9Juvenile TurfMidwestKeeneland
QIPCO Champion StakesN/AOct 15Longines TurfAscot Racecourse
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)N/AOct 15FanDuel MileAscot Racecourse
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Race Recap/Replay

On November 5-6, 2021, Knicks Go capped off the 38th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, California. Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Joel Rosario, Knicks Go played catch me if you can in the 38th running of the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) for 3-year-olds and up, and no one could as he posted a 2 ¾-length victory over Medina Spirit to conclude the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races Saturday afternoon at Del Mar.

A 5-year-old Maryland-bred son of Paynter out of the Outflanker mare Kosmo’s Buddy, Knicks Go improved his record to 24-10-3-1 that includes five Grade 1 victories. The winner’s share of $3,120,000 increased his earnings to $8,673,135. Get results and payouts to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup races below.


Saturday, November 6Friday, November 5
Longines ClassicJuvenile Turf
Longines TurfTVG Juvenile
Longines DistaffJuvenile Fillies Turf
FanDuel MileJuvenile Fillies
Qatar Racing SprintJuvenile Turf Sprint
Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf
Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
Turf Sprint
Filly & Mare Sprint

Previous Results
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