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:
|8/22/20||Dmr||Del Mar Handicap presented by||II||1 3/8 Mile (T)||3 YO & UP||Longines Turf|
|The Japan Racing Association|
|8/22/20||Dmr||TVG Pacific Classic||I||1 1/4 Miles||3 YO & UP||Longines Classic|
|8/22/20||Sar||The Fourstardave||I||1 Mile (T)||3 YO & UP||TVG Mile|
|8/23/20||Dea||Darley Prix Morny||I||6 Furlongs (T)||2 YO||Juvenile Turf Sprint|