Three 'Win and You're In' Races on Tap
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 6/21/2013 9:32:53 AM
Last Updated: 6/23/2013 1:24:35 PM
2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio won last year's Clasico Belgrano.
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Anne M. Eberhardt
Three Breeders' Cup World Championships "Win and You're In" Challenge races are being contested in three different countries over the June 21-23 weekend.
The races for which the winners will be eligible for automatic starting positions in the World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park are the Clasico Belgrano (Arg-II), Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I).
The Breeders' Cup Challenge is a series of 67 stakes races whose winners earn automatic starting positions into a corresponding race of the Breeders' Cup.
The June 21 Clasico Belgrano at Argentina's Palermo Racecourse is a "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II). The Belgrano was won last year by Calidoscopio, who then captured the Marathon at Santa Anita and gave Argentina its first-ever Breeders' Cup victory.
On Sunday, June 23, both the Takarazuka Kinen at Japan's Hanshin Racecourse and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at Saint-Cloud in France will offer automatic starting positions in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
As a part of the incentives provided by the Breeders' Cup, if the Challenge winner is nominated to the Breeders' Cup program by Oct. 21:
—The winning stable will have its entry fees into the Championships paid by Breeders' Cup Ltd.
—The winning stable will receive a $40,000 travel allowance to Santa Anita for the Championships.
—The nominator of the Challenge winner will receive a $10,000 nominator award from Breeders' Cup Ltd.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. will pay a travel allowance for all pre-entered horses shipping to California for this year's World Championships.
Complete 2013 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule
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