NBC reveals Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports announced May 25 the 2022 television program, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In—presented by America’s Best Racing, consisting of nine live programs on NBC, CNBC and Peacock , including 18 automatic qualifying races from the country’s best circuits en route to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The “Win and You’re In” series, now in its ninth year to air on NBC Sports, spotlights the country’s best horses as they compete for an automatic starting position and free entry into an appropriate Breeders’ division race. Cup World Championships fight. The 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place Keenland 4th-5th November.

“We are excited to once again partner with NBC Sports to bring viewers across the country the most comprehensive and innovative horseracing coverage leading up to the World Championships,” said Drew Fleming, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “We also thank our presenting partner, America’s Best Racing, for their support of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and their ongoing efforts to promote the excitement and entertainment of our sport in so many creative ways.”

NBC Sports coverage of the 2022 Challenge Series begins June 11 during Belmont Stakes Day programming with three “Win and You’re In” races. NBC Sports’ Belmont Stakes Day coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on CNBC and switches to NBC from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

date platform time (ET) incident track Challenge Division
June 11th NBC, Peacock 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (still open) Metropolitan handicap (G1) Belmont Park Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
(Still open) Ogden Phipp’s Stakes (G1) Belmont Park Longines distaff
(Still open) Jaipur Stakes (G1T) Belmont Park Turf Sprint
2nd July NBC, Peacock 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) Churchill Downs Longines classic
Fleur de Lis inserts* (G2) Churchill Downs Longines distaff
July 23 CNBC 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Haskell Inserts (G1) Monmouth Park Longines classic
6th of August NBC, Peacock 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Whitney Stakes (G1) Saratoga Racetrack Longines classic
3 Sept NBC, Peacock 16:30 – 18:00 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) Saratoga Racetrack Longines classic
Stakes for flower pots (G2T) Saratoga Racetrack Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf
September 10 CNBC 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Turf Sprint (G2T) Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint
Turf Cup (G2T) Kentucky Downs Longines Lawn
1 Oct NBC, Peacock 16:00-18:00 Champagne inserts (G1) Belmont Park TVG youth
Miss Grillo Stakes (G2T) Belmont Park Juvenile mares turf
8 Oct CNBC 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Thoroughbred Club of America Missions (G2) Keenland Filly & Mare Sprint
Future of Breeders (G1)
Lawn Mile (G1T) Keenland FanDuel Mile
9 Oct CNBC 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Maiden Missions (G1) Keenland Longines distaff
Bourbon Stakes (G2T) Keenland youth lawn
Indian Summer Stakes Keenland Juvenile Turf Sprint

*Fleur de Lis is not a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race

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