Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

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Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
Grade 1 race
Location North America
Inaugurated 1999
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (2,000 m) or:
1 38 miles (2,200 m)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Fillies and Mares, 3-years-old & up
Weight Weight for Age
Purse US$2,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, three years old and up. It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The race is run at either 1 14 miles (2,000 m) or 1 38 miles (2,200 m), depending on the turf course configuration at the Breeders' Cup host track. For tracks which can accommodate either distance (Belmont, Woodbine, and Santa Anita [1]), it is run at 1 14 miles. The 2015 edition at Keeneland will be conducted at 1 3/16 miles because that track's turf course configuration does not allow for the two regular distances to be conducted on it. [2]

Automatic Berths[edit]

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that alloted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races.
Each of the thirteen divisions has between three and ten of these, "Win and You're In," qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Division runners are limited to 14 and there are six automatic berths.
The "Win and You're In" races are:
1. the Beverly D. Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Arlington Park in Chicago, Illinois;[3]
2. the Yorkshire Oaks, a Group 1 race at York Racecourse in York, England;[3]
3. the Canadian Stakes, a Grade 2 race at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;[3]
4. the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York;[3]
5. the Rodeo Drive Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California[3] and
6. the Prix de l'Opera, a Group 1 race at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France.[3]

Records[edit]

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf since 1999[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Miles
Purse
Grade
2013 Dank (GB) 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute James Wigan 1:58.73 1 1/4 $2,000,000
2012 Zagora (FRA) 4 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Martin S. Schwartz 1:59.70 1 1/4 $2,000,000 I
2011 Perfect Shirl 4 John Velazquez Roger Attfield Charles E. Fipke 2:18.62 1 3/8 $2,000,000 I
2010 Shared Account 4 Edgar Prado Graham Motion Sagamore Farm 2:17.74 1 3/8 $2,000,000 I
2009 Midday 3 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Juddmonte Farms 1:59.14 1 14 $2,000,000 I
2008 Forever Together 4 Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard Augustin Stable 2:01.58 1 14 $2,000,000 I
2007 Lahudood 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 2:22.75 1 38 $2,000,000 I
2006 Ouija Board 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Lord Derby 2:14.55 1 38 $2,000,000 I
2005 Intercontinental 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:02.34 1 14 $2,000,000 I
2004 Ouija Board 3 Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop Lord Derby 2:18.25 1 38 $1,000,000 I
2003 Islington 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Stud 1:59.13 1 14 $1,000,000 I
2002 Starine 5 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 2:03.57 1 14 $1,000,000 I
2001 Banks Hill 3 Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre Juddmonte Farms 2:00.36 1 14 $1,000,000 I
2000 Perfect Sting 4 Jerry Bailey Joe Orseno Stronach Stables 2:13.07 1 38 $1,000,000 I
1999 Soaring Softly 4 Jerry Bailey James J. Toner Phillips Racing Partnership 2:13.89 1 38 $1,000,000 I

See also[edit]

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