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2022 Breeders’ Cup Prep Races

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September and October heat up as the final rounds of 2022 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races take place all over the world.

The month of September features a distinctly Irish flavor with four different events schedule at either Leopardstown or The Curragh Racecourse, including the Irish Champion Stakes, a race that has been won on five different occasions by the eventual Breeders’ Cup Turf winner.

Another highlight for September is the Woodbine Mile, one of the most prestigious and richest on the Canadian racing calendar for older turf horses.

The month ends with a bang as Santa Anita kicks off its Autumn Meet with three Grade I races including the American Pharoah Stakes, Awesome Again Stakes, and the Rodeo Drive Stakes.

October then commences with the much-anticipated Keeneland Fall Meet, with a total of two races on the 1st Friday, six on Saturday, and another four on Sunday that are part of the “win and you’re in” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. Of these ten events at Keeneland, five of them are Grade I races including the Darley Alcibiades, the Shadwell Turf Mile, the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, the First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare and the Juddmonte Spinster.

Not to be overlooked with all the action at Keeneland to start October, even casual racing fans will recognized the newly added Challenge Series race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic taking place at Pimlico on October 3rd. The Preakness Stakes will for the 1st time be part of the qualification process for the Breeders’ Cup, raising the stakes even further for the storied Triple Crown event.

The second weekend of October concludes the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, book-ended by a total of five races at Belmont Park on October 10-11, including four the following four Grade 1 events on that Saturday: the Jockey Gold Cup, the Champagne Stakes, the Flower Bowl Stakes, and the Frizette Stakes.

Breeders’ Cup Prep Races by Division

Breeders’ Cup Classic Prep Races

2/20/2022February StakesJapanCafe Pharoah
7/2/2022Stephen Foster StakesUSAOlympiad
7/3/2022Haskell StakesUSACyberknife
8/6/2022The Whitney USALife Is Good
8/17/2022Juddmonte International StakesUKBaaeed
9/3/2022Pacific ClassicUSAFlightline
9/3/2022Jockey Club Gold CupUSAOlympiad
10/1/2022Awesome Again StakesUSADefunded

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Prep Races

6/11/2022Metropolitan HandicapUSAFlightline
8/27/2022Pat O'Brien StakesUSALaurel River
10/1/2022Ack Ack StakesUSASenor Buscador

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Prep Races

5/1/2022Gran Premio CriadoresArgentinaLa Validada (ARG)
6/11/2022Ogden Phipps HandicapUSAClairiere
8/6/2022Clement L. Hirsch StakesUSABlue Stripe (ARG)
10/9/2022Spinster StakesUSAMalathaat

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Prep Races

7/2/2022Princess RooneyUSACe Ce
8/28/2022The BallerinaUSAGoodnight Olive
10/8/2022Thoroughbred Club of America StakesUSASlammed

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Prep Races

1/8/2022Cartier Paddock StakesSouth AfricaCaptain's Ransom (SAF)
5/15/2022Victoria MileJapanSodashi (JPN)
6/26/2022Gran Premio PamplonaPeruOla Perfecta
8/13/2022Beverly D. StakesUSADalika (GER)
8/18/2022Darley Yorkshire OaksUKAlpinista
9/3/2022Flower Bowl StakesUSAVirginia Joy (GER)
9/10/2022Matron StakesIrelandPearls Galore
10/2/2022Prix de L'Opera LonginesFrancePlace Du Carrousel
10/8/2022Rodeo Drive StakesUSAGoing to Vegas

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Prep Races

10/1/2022The ChampagneUSABlazing Sevens
10/8/2022American Pharoah StakesUSACave Rock
10/8/2022Breeders' FuturityUSAForte

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Prep Races

10/2/2022Frizette StakesUSAChocolate Gelato
10/7/2022Darley Alcibiades StakesUSAWonder Wheel
10/8/2022Chandelier StakesUSAAnd Tell Me Nolies

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Prep Races

9/11/2022Moyglare Stud StakesIrelandTahiyra
9/17/2022Natalma StakesCanadaLast Call
9/23/2022Rockfel StakesUKCommissioning
10/1/2022Miss Grillo StakesUSAPleasant Passage
10/2/2022Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacFranceBlue Rose Cen
10/7/2022Jessamine StakesUSADelight

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Prep Races

9/10/2022Champions Juvenile StakesIrelandAuguste Rodin
9/17/2022Summer StakesCanadaMysterious Night (IRE)
9/24/2022Royal Lodge StakesUKThe Foxes
10/2/2022Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereFranceBelbek
10/2/2022Pilgrim StakesUSAMajor Dude
10/9/2022Bourbon StakesUSAAndthewinneris

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Prep Races

6/16/2022Norfolk StakesUKThe Ridler
8/21/2022Darley Prix MornyFranceBlackbeard
10/2/2022Speakeasy StakesUSASpeed Boat Beach
10/9/2022Indian Summer StakesUSAPrivate Creed
10/9/2022Futurity StakesUSANagirroc

Breeders’ Cup Mile Prep Races

1/8/2022L'Ormarins Queens PlateSouth AfricaJet Dark (SAF)
5/29/2022Gran Premio Club Hipico FalabellaChileViejos Tiempos
5/30/2022Shoemaker MileUSACount Again
6/5/2022Yasuda KinenJapanSongline
6/14/2022Queen Anne StakesUKBaaeed
7/27/2022Qatar Sussex StakesUKBaaeed
8/13/2022The FourstardaveUSACasa Creed
8/14/2022Prix Jacques Le MaroisFranceInspiral
9/17/2022Woodbine MileUSAModern Games (IRE)
10/8/2022Coolmore Turf Mile StakesUSAAnnapolis
10/15/2022Queen Elizabeth II StakesUSABayside Boy

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Prep Races

7/30/2022Bing Crosby StakesUSAAmerican Theorem
10/7/2022Phoenix StakesUSAManny Wah
10/8/2022Vosburgh StakesUSAElite Power

Breeders’ Cup Turf Prep Races

12/11/2021Gran Premio International Carlos PellegriniArgentinaVillage King
6/15/2022Prince of Wales's StakesUKState of Rest
6/26/2022Takarazuka KinenJapanTitleholder
6/26/2022Grande Premio Brasil / BrazilBrazilNautilus
7/23/2022King George VI & Queen Elizabeth StakesUKPyledriver
8/27/2022The Sword DancerUSAGufo
9/3/2022Del Mar HandicapUSAGold Phoenix (IRE)
9/10/2022Kentucky Turf CupUSARed Knight
9/10/2022Irish Champion StakesIRELuxembourg
10/2/2022Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheFranceAlpinista
10/15/2022Champion StakesUKBay Bridge

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Prep Races

6/11/2022Jaipur StakesUSACasa Creed
6/14/2022King's Stand StakesUKNature Strip
8/19/2022Nunthorpe StakesUKHighfield Princess
9/4/2022Green Flash HandicapUSALieutenant Dan
9/10/2022Turf Sprint StakesUSABran (FR)
9/11/2022Flying Five StakesIrelandHighfield Princess
10/2/2022Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesFranceThe Platinum Queen