Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

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Grade I race
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Location United States
Inaugurated 2008
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance One Mile (8 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Two-Year-Old Fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $1,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf is a one mile turf stakes race for thoroughbred fillies two years old. As its name implies, it is part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, the de facto year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing.

The race was run for the first time in 2008 during the first day of Breeders' Cup racing at that year's host track, Santa Anita Park, and since its inception has been limited to 12 starters.[1]

Because of technical requirements, it was not eligible for classification as a graded stakes race in its first two runnings.[2] The American Graded Stakes Committee made it a Grade II race in 2010.[3] Effective with the 2012 edition, it became a Grade I race.[4]

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 fourteen divisions has between three and ten of these, "Win and You're In," qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Division, runners are limited to 14 and there are five automatic births.
The "Win and You're In" races are:
1. the Lowther Stakes, a Group 2 race at York Racecourse in York, England;[5]
2. the Moyglare Stud Stakes, a Group 1 race at Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland;[5]
3. the Natalma Stakes, a Grade 3 race at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;[5]
4. the Miss Grillo Stakes, a Grade 3 race at Belmont in Elmont, New York[5] and
5. the Jessamine Stakes, a Grade 2 race at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky.[5]

Records[edit]

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

  • No jockey has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf since 2008[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
Grade
2013 Chriselliam (IRE) 2 Richard Hughes Charles Hills W Carson, E Asprey & C Wright 1:33.72† $1,000,000 I
2012 Flotilla (FRA) 2 Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani 1:34.64† $1,000,000 I
2011 Stephanie's Kitten 2 John Velazquez Wayne Catalano Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:38.90 $1,000,000 II
2010 More Than Real 2 Garrett K. Gomez Todd Pletcher Bobby Flay 1:36.61 $1,000,000 II
2009 Tapitsfly 2 Robby Albarado Dale L. Romans Frank L. Jones, Jr. 1:34.25 $1,000,000
2008 Maram 2 Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown Karen N. Woods & Saud bin Khaled 1:35.15 $1,000,000


† Distance 1 mile

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