The 2020 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series

2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge SeriesThe Breeders’ Cup Challenge, now in its 14th year, is an international series of stakes races whose winners receive automatic starting positions and fees paid for a corresponding race in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, scheduled to be held this year on Nov. 6th and 7th at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.  

Below is a breakdown of the 2020 Challenge Series "win & you're in" races and winners.

*Note that this schedule is subject to change due to ongoing postponements and volatility related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Dec. 14
Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini
San Isidro Racecourse
Argentina
Longines Turf
Nao Da Mais (BRZ)
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Jan. 11
Cartier Paddock Stakes
Kenilworth Racecourse
South Africa
Filly & Mare Turf
Queen Supreme (IRE)
Jan. 11
L'Ormarins Queen's Plate
Kenilworth Racecourse
South Africa
Mile
Vardy (SAF)
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Feb. 23
February Stakes
Tokyo Racecourse
Japan
Classic
Mozu Ascot
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
May 17
Victoria Mile
Tokyo Racecourse
Japan
Filly & Mare Turf
Almond Eye (JPN)
May 25
Shoemaker Mile S.
Santa Anita Park
United States
Mile
Raging Bull (FR)
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Jun. 6
Runhappy Carter Handicap
Belmont Park
United States
Sprint
Vekoma
Jun. 7
Tokyo Racecourse
Japan
Mile
Gran Alegria (JPN)
Jun. 13
Belmont Park
United States
Distaff
She's a Julie
Jun. 16
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Mile
Circus Maximus (IRE)
Jun. 17
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Turf
Lord North (IRE)
Jun. 19
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Juvenile Turf Sprint
The Lir Jet
Jun. 20
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Turf Sprint
Hello Youmzain (FR)
Jun. 20
Belmont Park
United States
Turf Sprint
Oleksandra (AUS)
Jun. 27
Churchill Downs
United States
Distaff
Midnight Bisou
Jun. 27
Churchill Downs
United States
Classic
Tom's d'Etat
Jun. 28
Hanshin Racecourse
Japan
Turf
Chrono Genesis (JPN)
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Jul. 4
Belmont Park
United States
Dirt Mile
Vekoma
Jul. 18
Monmouth Park
United States
Classic
Authentic
Jul. 25
Ascot
United Kingdom
Longines Turf
Enable
Jul. 31
Qatar Sussex Stakes
Goodwood Racecourse
United Kingdom
Mile
Mohaather
DateRace NameTrackCountryDivisionWinner
Aug. 1
Del Mar
United States
Sprint
Collusion Illusion
Aug. 1
Saratoga
United States
Distaff
Vexatious
Aug. 1
Saratoga
United States
Classic
Improbable
Aug. 2
Del Mar
United States
Distaff
Fighting Mad
Aug. 8
Saratoga
United States
Filly & Mare Sprint
Serengeti Empress
Aug. 15
The Alabama
Saratoga
United States
Distaff
TBD
Aug. 16
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois
Deauville
France
Mile
TBD
Aug. 19
York
United Kingdom
Classic
TBD
Aug. 20
York
United Kingdom
Filly & Mare Turf
TBD
Aug. 21
York
United Kingdom
Turf Sprint
TBD
Aug. 22
Del Mar
United States
Turf
TBD
Aug. 22
Del Mar
United States
Classic
TBD
Aug. 22
Fourstardave Handicap
Saratoga
United States
Mile
TBD
Aug. 23
Darley Prix Morny
Deauville
France
Juvenile Turf Sprint
TBD
Aug. 29
Del Mar
United States
Dirt Mile
TBD
Aug. 29
Saratoga
United States
Turf
TBD