Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

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Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
Grade I race
Location United States
Inaugurated 2007
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs (1408 m)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse US$1,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint is a 7-furlong (1408 m) Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred fillies and mares three years old and up. As its name implies, it is a part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, the de facto year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing, generally held in the United States (also held one time in Canada). The race is run on a dirt course (either natural dirt or a synthetic surface such as Polytrack).

The race was run for the first time in 2007 during the first day of the expanded Breeders' Cup at that year's host track, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. Beginning in 2009, this race will be a Grade I event.[1]

The 2007 race was held at a distance of 6 furlongs (1207 m) instead of the normal distance of 7 furlongs because of the configuration of the dirt track at Monmouth Park.

Automatic Berths[edit]

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that allotted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races.
Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and ten of these, "Win and You're In," qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Division runners are limited to 14 and there are three automatic berths.
The "Win and You're In" races are:
1. the A Gleam Handicap, a Grade 2 race at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Hollywood, California;[2]
2. the Ballerina Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga, New York[2] and
3. the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, a Grade 2 race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.[2]


Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Bradley F & W/Hurst/Brent (2012, 2013)

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint since 2007[edit]

2014 Judy the Beauty 5 Mike Smith Wesley Ward Wesley Ward 1:21.92 $1,000,000 I
2013 Groupie Doll 5 Rajiv Maragh William Bradley Bradley F & W/Hurst/Brent 1:20.75 $1,000,000 I
2012 Groupie Doll 4 Rajiv Maragh William Bradley Bradley F & W/Hurst/Brent 1:20.72 $1,000,000 I
2011 Musical Romance 4 Juan Leyva William A. Caplan Pinnacle Racing Stable 1:23.47 $1,000,000 I
2010 Dubai Majesty 5 Jamie Theriot W. Bret Calhoun Martin Racing Stable, LLC &
Dan Morgan
1:22:33 $1,000,000 I
2009 Informed Decision 4 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 1:21.66 $1,000,000 I
2008 Ventura 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:19.90 $1,000,000
2007 Maryfield 6 Elvis Trujillo Doug O'Neill Gorman / Mestrandrea et al. 1:09.85† $1,000,000

† - Run at 6 furlongs

See also[edit]