all in Breeders' Cup

The rules are simple. “Win” a race in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, and you’re “in” the Breeders’ Cup with all expenses paid.

The first North American race in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series is the $500,000, Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes on Memorial Day at Santa Anita Park. The one-mile race offers a “Win and You’re In” berth to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile, and this bonus prize — plus the rich purse — has attracted a high-quality field of nine horses.

Louisville has a bevy of choice restaurants and bars perfectly suited for this year’s festive week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4, and local marketing and event planning guru Joey Wagner knows the Derby City like few others do.

NEW YORK (April 10, 2019) – The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports today announced the 2019 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races and other major stakes from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

There she was — in the lead, vying for victory in the final furlong of the historic Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in England. When Tepin gallantly crossed the finish line in front, the mare had made history as the first American-trained racehorse to win Royal Ascot’s signature meet-opening race. Sharing the glory was the trainer who made it all possible, the trainer who never made a wrong move in managing a versatile but slow-maturing racehorse until she was ready to make history on a world stage.

You’ve heard for years that Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., is a must-visit destination if you consider yourself a fan of Thoroughbred racing.

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