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American Champion Female Turf Horse

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The American Champion Female Turf Horse award is an American Thoroughbred horse racing honor. It is part of the Eclipse Awards program and is awarded annually to a female horse (filly or mare) for her performance on grass race courses.

Until 1978 there was a Best Turf Horse award, open to both male and female horse. During this time, Dahlia was the only filly voted Best Turf Horse. In 1979 an individual category was created for each of the sexes.



Most wins:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 7 – Chad Brown (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022)

Most wins by an owner:


Age Trainer
Inspiral (GB)
2023 Inspiral (GB) 4 John H. Gosden Cheveley Park Stud
2022 Regal Glory 6 Chad C. Brown Peter M. Brant
2021 Loves Only You (JPN) 5 Yoshito Yahagi DMM Dream Club Co., Ltd
2020 Rushing Fall 5 Chad Brown e Five Racing Thoroughbreds
2019 Uni 5 Chad Brown Michael Dubb, Head Of Plains Partners LLC Et Al
2018 Sistercharlie 4 Chad Brown Peter M. Brant
2017 Lady Eli 5 Chad Brown Sheep Pond Partners
2016 Tepin 5 Mark Casse Robert E Masterson
2015 Tepin 4 Mark Casse Robert E Masterson
2014 Dayatthespa 5 Chad Brown Jerry Frankel et al.
2013 Dank 4 Michael Stoute James Wigan
2012 Zagora 5 Chad Brown Martin S. Schwartz
2011 Stacelita 5 Jean-Claude Rouget Martin S. Schwartz
2010 Goldikova 5 Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère
2009 Goldikova 4 Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère
2008 Forever Together 4 Jonathan E. Sheppard Augustin Stable
2007 Lahudood 4 Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing
2006 Ouija Board 5 Ed Dunlop Lord Derby
2005 Intercontinental 5 Robert J. Frankel Khalid Abdullah
2004 Ouija Board 3 Ed Dunlop Lord Derby
2003 Islington 4 Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Stud
2002 Golden Apples 4 Ben Cecil Gary A. Tanaka
2001 Banks Hill 3 André Fabre Khalid Abdullah
2000 Perfect Sting 4 Joe Orseno Stronach Stables
1999 Soaring Softly 4 James J. Toner Joan & John Phillips
1998 Fiji 4 Neil Drysdale Fahd Salman
1997 Ryafan 3 John Gosden Khalid Abdullah
1996 Wandesta 5 Robert J. Frankel Khalid Abdullah
1995 Possibly Perfect 5 Robert J. Frankel Blue Vista Inc
1994 Hatoof 5 Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum
1993 Flawlessly 5 Charles E. Whittingham Harbor View Farm
1992 Flawlessly 4 Charles E. Whittingham Harbor View Farm
1991 Miss Alleged 4 Pascal Bary Fares Farm
1990 Laugh and Be Merry 5 Angel Penna Jr. Pin Oak Stable
1989 Brown Bess 7 Charles Jenda Calbourne Farm
1988 Miesque 4 François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1987 Miesque 3 François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1986 Estrapade 6 Charles E. Whittingham Allen E. Paulson
1985 Pebbles 4 Clive Brittain Sheikh Mohammed
1984 Royal Heroine 4 John Gosden Robert Sangster
1983 All Along 4 Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein
1982 April Run 4 François Boutin Diana M. Firestone
1981 De La Rose 3 Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski
1980 Just A Game 4 David A. Whiteley Peter M. Brant
1979 Trillion 5 Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt