Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

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.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
Grade 1 race
LocationNorth America
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1+14 miles (2,000 m) (10 times)
1+38 miles (2,200 m) (7 times)
1+316 miles (1,900 m) (once)
1+18 miles (1,800 m) (once)
QualificationFillies and Mares, 3-years-old & up
WeightWeight for Age

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 was conducted at 1+316 miles because that track's turf course configuration does not allow for the two regular distances to be conducted on it.[2] For the same reason, the 2017 edition at Del Mar was held at a distance of 1+18 miles.[3]

Automatic BerthsEdit

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 thirteen divisions has between two and twelve of these "Win and You're In" qualifying races.

In the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf division, runners are limited to 14 with up to ten automatic berths. Note though that one horse may win multiple challenge races, while other challenge winners will not be entered in the Breeders' Cup for a variety of reasons such as injury or travel considerations.

The 2019 "Win and You're In" races were as follows. The 2020 racing schedule was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Gran Premio Pamplona and Beverly D were not run.[4]

  1. the Paddock Stakes, a Group 1 race run in January at Kenilworth race course in South Africa
  2. the Gran Premio Pamplona, a Group 1 run in June at Hipódromo de Monterrico in Peru
  3. the Beverly D. Stakes, a Grade 1 race run in August at Arlington Park in Chicago
  4. the Yorkshire Oaks, a Group 1 race run in August at York Racecourse in York, England
  5. the Matron Stakes, a Group 1 race run in September at Leopardstown in Ireland
  6. the Rodeo Drive Stakes, a Grade 1 race run in October at Santa Anita Park in California
  7. the Prix de l'Opéra, a Group 1 race run in October at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France
  8. the First Lady Stakes, a Grade I race run in October at Keeneland in Kentucky
  9. the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Belmont Park in New York


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 1999Edit

2020 Audarya (FR) 3 Pierre-Charles Boudot James Fanshawe Alison Swinburn 1:52.72 1+316 $2,000,000 I
2019 Iridessa (IRE) 3 Wayne Lordan Joseph Patrick O'Brien Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez 1:57.77 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2018 Sistercharlie (IRE) 4 John R. Velazquez Chad Brown Peter M. Brant 2:20.96 1+38 $2,000,000 I
2017 Wuheida (GB) 3 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:47.91 1+18 $2,000,000 I
2016 Queen's Trust (GB) 3 Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:57.75 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2015 Stephanie's Kitten 6 Irad Ortiz Chad Brown Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:56.22 1+316 $2,000,000 I
2014 Dayatthespa 5 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Jerry Frankel et al. 2:01.40 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2013 Dank (GB) 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute James Wigan 1:58.73 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2012 Zagora (FR) 4 Javier Castellano Chad Brown Martin S. Schwartz 1:59.70 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2011 Perfect Shirl 4 John R. Velazquez Roger Attfield Charles E. Fipke 2:18.62 1+38 $2,000,000 I
2010 Shared Account 4 Edgar Prado Graham Motion Sagamore Farm 2:17.74 1+38 $2,000,000 I
2009 Midday (GB) 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 (GB) 5 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Lord Derby 2:14.55 1+38 $2,000,000 I
2005 Intercontinental (GB) 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:02.34 1+14 $2,000,000 I
2004 Ouija Board (GB) 3 Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop Lord Derby 2:18.25 1+38 $1,000,000 I
2003 Islington (IRE) 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Stud 1:59.13 1+14 $1,000,000 I
2002 Starine 5 John R. Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 2:03.57 1+14 $1,000,000 I
2001 Banks Hill (GB) 3 Olivier Peslier André 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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ Belmont Track Records
  2. ^ Keeneland a Breeders' Cup Homecoming
  3. ^ "Breeders' Cup Announces Race Distances for 2017". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Breeders' Cup Announces Challenge Series Schedule". Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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