BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES RACES THIS WEEKEND AT SARATOGA, DEL MAR, AND DEAUVILLE

August 19, 2020

Tthere will be four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races this weekend  (Aug. 22-23) at Saratoga, Del Mar and at Deauville in France. The winners of each of these races will earn automatic starting positions, and fees paid, into a corresponding race of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which is scheduled to be held Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, Saratoga will host the 1-mile Fourstardave (G1) on turf, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

Del Mar will host two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile Del Mar Handicap presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2) will award the winner a free berth into the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). The Del Mar Handicap will be followed later in the program by the 1 ¼-mile TVG Pacific Classic (G1), with an automatic berth into the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on the line.  

On Sunday, Aug. 23 at Deauville, a “Win and You’re In” spot for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) will be up for grabs in the 6-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule for this weekend is below:

DATETRACKRACEGRADECONDITIONSGENDERDIVISION
8/22/20DmrDel Mar Handicap presented byII1 3/8 Mile (T)3 YO & UPLongines Turf
The Japan Racing Association
8/22/20DmrTVG Pacific ClassicI1 1/4 Miles3 YO & UPLongines Classic
8/22/20SarThe FourstardaveI1 Mile (T)3 YO & UPTVG Mile
8/23/20DeaDarley Prix MornyI6 Furlongs (T)2 YOJuvenile Turf Sprint

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