Updated Breeders' Cup Challenge Results

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Each week I write a column in BloodHorse Daily on the Breeders' Cup Challenge that typically includes table information relevant to the week. But because of room constraints, I do not run all race winners to date. Since I have that information--and plenty of room on this blog--I figured I'd post it.

Information is through Challenge races of Sept. 18. 



Breeders’ Cup Challenge winners, to date

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Bradester (Ky), Lion Heart, Stephen Foster H. (gr. I), Churchill Downs
California Chrome (CA), Lucky Pulpit, Pacific Classic (gr. I), Del Mar
Exaggerator (Ky), Curlin, Haskell Invitational S. (gr. I), Monmouth Park
Frosted (Ky), Tapit, Whitney S. (gr. I), Saratoga Race Course
Melatonin (Ky), Kodiak Kowboy, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita H. (gr. I), Santa Anita Park
Moanin (NY), Henny Hughes, February Stakes (Jpn-I), Tokyo Racecourse

Dirt Mile

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Frosted (Ky), Tapit, NYRA.com Metropolitan H. (gr. I), Belmont Park
Masochistic (CA), Sought After, Pat O’Brien S. (gr. II), Del Mar

Longines Distaff

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Cavorting (Ky), Bernardini, Ogden Phipps S. (gr. I), Belmont Park
Cavorting (Ky), Bernardini, Personal Ensign H. (gr. I), Saratoga Race Course
Corona Del Inca (Arg), Luhuk, Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I), Palermo
Paid Up Subscriber (Ky), Candy Ride, Fleur de Lis H. (gr. II), Churchill Downs
Stellar Wind (Va), Curlin, Clement L. Hirsch H. (gr. I), Del Mar

Filly and Mare Sprint

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Haveyougoneaway (NY), Congrats, Ballerina S. (gr. I), Saratoga Race Course
Spelling Again (Pa), Awesome Again, Princess Rooney S. (gr. II)., Gulfstream Park

Filly and Mare Turf

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Alice Springs (Ire), Galileo, Matron S. (Ire-I), Leopardstown
Azkadelia (NZ), Shinko King, Coomore Legacy S. (Aus-I), Randwick
Catch a Glimpse (Ky), City Zip, Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (gr. IT), Belmont Park
Parvaneh (IRE), Holy Roman Emperor, T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis (Ger-II), Baden Baden
Rainha Da Bateria (Ky), Broken Vow, Canadian S. (Can-IIT), Woodbine
Ryan’s Charm (Ky), Heatseeker, Clasico Pamplona (Per-I), Hiopdromo Monterrico
Sea Calisi (Ire), Youmzain, Beverly D. S. (gr. IT), Arlington International Racecourse
Seventh Heaven (Ire), Galileo, Yorkshire Oaks (IRE-I), York
Smart Call (SAf), Ideal World, Maine Chance Farms Paddock S. (SAf-I), Kenilworth


Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Not This Time (Ky), Giant’s Causeway, Iroquois S. (gr. III), Churchill Downs

14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Daddys Lil Darling (Ky), Scat Daddy, Pocahontas S. (gr. II), Churchill Downs
Pretty City Dancer (Ky), Tapit, Spinaway (gr. I) Saratoga Race Course
Sweet Loretta (Ky), Tapit, Spinaway (gr. I), Saratoga Race Course

Juvenile Fillies Turf

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Intricately (Ire), Fastnet Rock, Moyglare Stud S. (Ire-I), Curragh
Victory to Victory (Fl), Exchange Rate, Natalma S. (Can-IT), Woodbine

Juvenile Turf

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Good Samaritan (Ky), Harlan’s Holiday, Summer S. (Can-IIT), Woodbine
Landfall (Fr), Myboycharlie, Champions Juvenile S. (Ire-III), Leopardstown


Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Kitcat (Chi), Scat Daddy, Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (Chi-I), Club Hipico de Santiago
Legal Eagle (SAf), Greys Inn, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (SAf-I), Kenilworth
Logotype (Jpn), Lohengrin, Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), Toykyo Racecourse
Midnight Storm (Ky), Pioneerof the Nile, Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT), Santa Anita Park
Ribchester (Ire), Iffraj, Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I), Deauville
Tepin (Ky), Bernstein, Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Woodbine
The Gurkha (Ire), Galileo, Sussex S. (Eng-I), Goodwood
Winx (Aus), Street Cry, The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I), Randwick


Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
A.P. Indian (Ky), Indian Charlie, Forego H. (gr. I), Saratoga Race Course
Delta Bluesman (Fl), Wagon Limit, Smile Sprint S. (gr. II), Gulfstream Park
Lord Nelson (Ky), Pulpit, Bing Crosby S. (gr. I), Del Mar

 Longines Turf

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Almanzor (Fr), Wooton Bassett, Irish Champion S. (Ire-I), Leopardstown
Ashleyluvssugar (CA), Game Plan, Del Mar H. (gr. IIT), Del Mar
Don Inc (Arg), Include, Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I), San Isidro
Flintshire (GB), Dansili, Sword Dancer S. (gr. IT), Saratoga Race Course
Highland Reel (Ire), Galileo, King Geroge VI Y Queen Elizabeth S. (Eng-I), Ascot
Iquitos (GER), Adlerflug, Grosser Preis Von Baden (Ger-I), Baden Baden
Marialite (Jpn), Deep Impact, Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), Hanshin Racecourse
Mondialiste (Ire), Galileo, Arlington Million (gr. IT), Arlington International Racecourse
My Cherie Amour (Brz), Ay Caramba, Gran Premio Brasil (Brz-I), Hipodromo da Gavea
Postponed (Ire), Dubawi, Juddmonte International (Eng-I), York

Turf Sprint

Horse, sire, Challenge race won, track
Ardhoomey (Ire), Dark Angel, Flying Five S. (Ire-II), Curragh
Chautauqua (Aus), Encosta de Lago, Darley T.J. Smith S. (Aus-I), Randwick
Mecca’s Angel (IRE), Dark Angel, Nunthorpe S. (Eng-I), York


Leading Sires by 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Wins

Sire        No. of wins
Galileo  4
Tapit      4
Bernardini           2
Curlin     2
Scat Daddy          2
Aderflug               1
Awesome Again 1
Ay Caramba        1
Bernstein             1

Broken Vow        1

Candy Ride          1

City Zip  1

Congrats              1

Dansili   1

Dark Angel          1

Deep Impact       1

Dubawi 1

Encosta de Lago               1

Exchange Rate   1

Game Plan           1

Giant’s Causeway             1

Greys Inn             1

Harlan’s Holiday               1

Heatseeker         1

Henny Hughes    1

Holy Roman Emperor      1

Indian Charlie     1

Ideal World         1

Iffraaj    1

Include  1

Kodiak Kowboy  1

Lion Heart           1

Lucky Pulpit         1

Lohengrin            1

Luhuk    1

Pioneerof the Nile            1

Pulpit     1

Shinko King         1

Sought After       1

Street Cry            1

Wagon Limit       1

Youmzain            1

Note: Frosted, by Tapit, and Cavorting, by Bernardini, have each won two Challenge races.

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Wins by State, Province, or Country Bred

State     Challenge wins

Kentucky              20

Ireland  9

California            3

Argentina            2

Australia              2

Florida   2

Japan     2

New York            2

South Africa        2

Brazil     1

Chile      1

France   1

Germany              1

Great Britain       1

New Zealand      1

Pennsylvania       1

Virginia 1

Notes: Kentucky-breds Cavorting and Frosted have won two Challenge races; eight other locations tied with one win 

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