Due to the potential of inclement weather on Sunday in the New York
metropolitan area, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has
rescheduled the Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Grillo and the Grade 3, $150,000
Pilgrim, both Breeders’ Cup Challenge races run on the turf, for
Monday, October 8.
The 1 1/16-mile Miss Grillo, for 2-year-old fillies, is a
“Win and You’re In” automatic qualifier for the Grade 1, $1 million
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Pilgrim for 2-year-olds, also
contested at 1 1/16 miles on turf, is an automatic qualifier for the
Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
If the winner of either race is nominated to the
Breeders’ Cup program by October 22, Breeders’ Cup will pay the $30,000
in entry fees and provide a $10,000 travel allowance to the winning
stable to start in the Breeders’ Cup, which will be held November 2-3 at
Under Breeders’ Cup Challenge rules, if either the Miss
Grillo or the Pilgrim is taken off the turf and run on the main track,
the race winner will not earn the automatic berth or the free entry and
travel benefits into the corresponding Breeders’ Cup World
Championships race. A decision to move Breeders’ Cup Challenge race off
the turf to the main track is left to the sole discretion of the host
track or host racing association.