Breeders' Cup Challenge is BACK! The Road to Keeneland Starts Now!

By Jaclyn Harris April 11, 2015

The schedule for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Challenge series has been set and the first race will be run on May 1. Consisting of 78 races where thoroughbreds can automatically qualify to run at Keeneland in the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, each of these Grade I races will be held in countries spanning the globe in order to find the best of the best.

Read on to learn about the Breeders' Cup Challenge and to view the 2015 schedule!

How the Breeders' Cup Challenge Works

Simply put, the Breeders' Cup Challenge is a series of Grade I stakes races held throughout the year that trainers and owners can enter their horses in. Winning one of these races instantaniously grants the horse entry into the Breeders' Cup championship race that pairs up with the particular Challenge series race. 

In addition to automatic entry, the Breeders' Cup Challenge winners have their entry and starting fees waived. In addition, if the horse is coming in from a state outside the host state (Kentucky), they will receive travel stipends. 

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The Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule

The "Win and You're In" series is upping the ante this year and has added eight additional Challenge series races to the schedule.

Now, the following stakes races have been added to the schedule: the Gran Premio Criadores at Palermo in Argentina, the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in England, the Sword Dancer and Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs, the T. Von Zastow Stutenpreis at Baden Baden in Germany, and the Princess Rooney and Smile Sprint Handicap at Gulfstream Park. 

To view the full schedule, visit

Be sure to check back on May 1, for the full schedule and for updates on the winners.

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Book Your 2015 Breeders' Cup Experience!

Breeders Cup 2015 QuintEvents

As always, the Breeders' Cup and QuintEvents have teamed up to offer Official Ticket Packages to the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland. With Official Ticket Packages offering access to the Trackside Luxury Chalet and the Grandstand with Sales Pavilion Dining access, you can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2015 Breeders' Cup!

Packages include tickets to both days of championship racings, two days of exclusive hospitality access, race day programs, Breeders' Cup gift bags, and VIP Fast Access Passes granting a quicker entrance to Keeneland on race days.

You can even opt to include luxurious accommodations in the Lexington area, and transportation to and from Keeneland each day in your package. This eliminates any additional planning for you, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

For additional information on how you can attend the 2015 Breeders' Cup, visit QuintEvents' website by clicking the button below or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative.

View 2015 Breeders' Cup Package Options!