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This years Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles, Californiaon the and kicks off with a series of "Win and You're In" Challenge races that lead up to the World Championships.
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a series of 68 of races held in various countries around the world that offer an automatic entry for the winner of each race. The Breeders' Cup also pays the entry fees and provides travel allowances for the winning connections into the Championships at Santa Anita Park.
The 2013 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will feature 51 Group 1, American Grade I or Canadian Grade 1 races which is an increase of 15 Grade I events over the 2010 schedule. A total of eighteen of the races will be held overseas. The "Win and You're In" races kicked off in Australia with two races at Royal Randwick on April 9, 2011.
The Classic qualifiers are comprised of Grade I races and begin on July 9th at Hollywood Park. Here is the full schedule for the 6 spots are available for the Breeders' Cup Classic:
July 9 - Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park
July 31 - Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
August 6 - The Whitney at Saratoga
August 28 - Pacific Classic at Del Mar
October 1 - Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park
October 1 - Goodwood Handicap at Santa Anita Park