Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
- 2017 Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- Inaugural Race: 1999
- Distance: 7 Furlongs
- Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
- Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and up
- 2017 Purse: $2.0 million
- 2017 Race Date: Saturday, November 4th
2017 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Odds & Entries
Here are the official entries, odds, and post positions for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf:
|1||War Flag||Claude R. McGaughey III||Jose Ortiz||12-1|
|2||Senga||Pascal F. Bary||Stephane Pasquier||20-1|
|3||Birdie Gold||Gary Mandella||Mike Smith||30-1|
|4||Zipessa||Michael Stidham||Joe Bravo||20-1|
|5||Wuheida (GB)||Charlie Appleby||William Buick||20-1|
|6||Cambodia||Thomas F. Proctor||Drayden Van Dyke||8-1|
|7||Dacita (CHI)||Chad C. Brown||Joel Rosario||8-1|
|8||Grand Jete (GB)||Chad C. Brown||Javier Castellano||6-1|
|9||Lady Eli||Chad C. Brown||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5-2|
|10||Queen's Trust (GB)||Sir Michael R. Stoute||Frankie Dettori||12-1|
|11||Nezwaah (GB)||Roger Varian||Andrea Atzeni||20-1|
|12||Avenge||Richard E. Mandella||Flavien Prat||8-1|
|13||Goodyearforroses (IRE)||Richard Baltas||Corey Nakatani||12-1|
|14||Rhododendron (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||Ryan Moore||8-1|
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By Alastair Bull | November 2nd, 2017
2017 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Preview and Picks
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By D.S. Williamson | October 17th, 2017
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf History
The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf was the first expansion race added to the original seven Breeders’ Cup races. First run in 1999, it is one of the premier grass races in the world for fillies and mares. The distance can vary depending on the layout of the track; it’s normally 1 ¼ miles, but it has been run seven times at 1 3/8 miles and once at 1 3/16 miles, and in 2017 at Del Mar it’s been shortened to 1 1/8 miles.
As with many of the turf races at the Breeders’ Cup, European horses are regularly among the favorites for the Filly & Mare Turf. They have won seven of the 18 races, and among them is the only two-time winner, the Ed Dunlop-trained Ouija Board.
Perhaps the greatest winner of the race, Ouija Board won in 2004, finished second in 2005, and won again in 2006. She was not only Champion Turf Female in 2004 and 2006, her record in Europe and around the world on top of those victories meant she was also European Horse of the Year in those two years.
Other outstanding mares to win the race include Soaring Softly, Intercontinental, Midday, and Zagora.
More often than not, the winner of the Filly & Mare Turf wins the Eclipse Award for Champion Turf Female; the double has been completed 12 years out of 18. Four of the Eclipse Awards in the other six years went to mares that excelled over the shorter distance of a mile: Goldikova and Tepin.
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – Race Records
Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf:
Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf race.
|2016||Queen's Trust (GB)||3||Frankie Dettori||Michael Stoute||Cheveley Park Stud||01:57.8||1 1⁄4|
|2015||Stephanie's Kitten||6||Irad Ortiz||Chad Brown||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey||01:56.2||1 3⁄16|
|2014||Dayatthespa||5||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Jerry Frankel et al.||02:01.4||1 1⁄4|
|2013||Dank||4||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||James Wigan||01:58.7||1 1⁄4|
|2012||Zagora||4||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Martin S. Schwartz||01:59.7||1 1⁄4|
|2011||Perfect Shirl||4||John Velazquez||Roger Attfield||Charles E. Fipke||02:18.6|| 1 3⁄8
|2010||Shared Account||4||Edgar Prado||Graham Motion||Sagamore Farm||02:17.7|| 1 3⁄8
|2009||Midday||3||Tom Queally||Henry Cecil||Juddmonte Farms||01:59.1||1 1⁄4|
|2008||Forever Together||4||Julien Leparoux||Jonathan Sheppard||Augustin Stable||02:01.6||1 1⁄4|
|2007||Lahudood||4||Alan Garcia||Kiaran McLaughlin||Shadwell Racing||02:22.8|| 1 3⁄8
|2006||Ouija Board||5||Frankie Dettori||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby||02:14.6|| 1 3⁄8
|2005||Intercontinental||5||Rafael Bejarano||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||02:02.3||1 1⁄4|
|2004||Ouija Board||3||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby||02:18.3|| 1 3⁄8
|2003||Islington||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Ballymacoll Stud||01:59.1||1 1⁄4|
|2002||Starine||5||John Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Robert J. Frankel||02:03.6||1 1⁄4|
|2001||Banks Hill||3||Olivier Peslier||Andre Fabre||Juddmonte Farms||02:00.4||1 1⁄4|
|2000||Perfect Sting||4||Jerry Bailey||Joe Orseno||Stronach Stables||02:13.1|| 1 3⁄8
|1999||Soaring Softly||4||Jerry Bailey||James J. Toner||Phillips Racing Partnership||02:13.9|| 1 3⁄8