The Breeders' Cup announced today that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will consist of 67 automatic qualifying races into the Breeders' Cup World Championships. This year’s series, to be will be conducted in 10 countries, will feature 48 Grade or Group 1 events and nine new races. Breeders’ Cup will pay entry fees and provide travel allowances for the connections of the Challenge winners outside of California to compete in the Championships.
The series will include 9 new races: the Triple Bend Handicap (GI) on June 29 at Betfair Hollywood Park for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile; the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) (Turf Sprint) on Polytrack from Del Mar on July 28; the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1) (Filly & Mare Turf) and the Connally’s Red Mills Lowther Stakes (G2) (Juvenile Fillies Turf) at York in England, both on August 22; the Pat O’Brien Stakes (Dirt Mile) at Del Mar on August 25; the Juvenile Trial (G3) (Juvenile Turf) on September 7 at Leopardstown in Ireland; the Pocahontas Stakes (GII) (Juvenile Fillies) and the Iroquois Stakes (GIII) (Juvenile), both from Churchill Downs on Sept. 7, and the Canadian Stakes (GII) (Filly & Mare Turf) on September 15 at Woodbine.
Dropped form the series are: the Metropolitan Handicap, Canadian International, Delaware Handicap, E.P. Taylor Stakes, San Dago Handicap, Hopeful Stakes, Del Mar Futurity, Greenwood Cup, Gallant Bloom Handicap among others.
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