Breeders’ Cup Longines Distaff

  • 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
  • Inaugural Race: 1984
  • Distance: 1 1/8 mile
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up - Fillies and Mares
  • 2020 Purse: $2.0 million
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff - Results

Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Distaff:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
11
Blue Prize (ARG)
Joe Bravo
Ignacio Correas, IV
$19.80
$5.60
$4.20
4
Midnight Bisou
Mike E. Smith
Steven M. Asmussen
$2.80
$2.20
9
Serengeti Empress
Flavien Prat
Thomas M. Amoss
$6.00
2
Ollie's Candy
Joel Rosario
John W. Sadler
5
Dunbar Road
Jose L. Ortiz
Chad C. Brown
10
Mo See Cal
Paco Lopez
Peter Miller
6
Wow Cat (CHI)
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Chad C. Brown
3
Street Band
Sophie Doyle
J. Larry Jones
7
Secret Spice
John R. Velazquez
Richard Baltas
8
La Force (GER)
Drayden Van Dyke
Patrick Gallagher
1
Paradise Woods
Abel Cedillo
John A. Shirreffs
Exotic Payouts:
  • Exacta (11-4) Paid: $21
  • Trifecta (11-4-9) Paid: $131
  • Superfecta (11-4-9-2) Paid: $217

Breeders’ Cup Distaff History

The Breeders’ Cup Distaff, for fillies and mares at three-years of age and older, is a part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and was included in the very first Breeders’ Cup card in 1984. It has been held every year since. From 2008 to 2012, the race was known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, but reverted to the Distaff in 2013. In 2008, the Distaff became the closing anchor race for day one of the two-day Breeders’ event. The current length of the race is 1 1/8 miles; prior to that it was contested at 1/4 miles.

The Breeders’ Cup Distaff division awards up to seven automatic berths as part of “The Breeders’ Cup Challenge” series.

The first ever running of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in 1984 was won by Princess Rooney. Princess Rooney also became the first ever Breeders’ Cup champion to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (United States Racing Hall of Fame – 1991). Below you can view more details of Princess Rooney’s 1984 Distaff win and highlights from other years.


Breeders’ Cup Distaff - Race Records

Reference the boxes below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff:

Speed record

1:46:15
Inside Information (1995)

Most Wins by a Jockey

5
Mike Smith (1995, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2012)

Most Wins by a Thoroughbred

2
3-way tie: Bayakoa (1989, 1990), Royal Delta (2011, 2012), and Beholder (2013, 2016)

Most Wins by a Trainer

5
Bill Mott (1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Most Wins by an Owner

3
Allen Paulson (1997, 1998, 2002)

Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Distaff

In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Distaff race.
YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2019
Blue Prize
6
Joe Bravo
Ignacio Correas
Merriebelle Stable
1:50.50
2018
Monomoy Girl
3
Florent Geroux
Brad Cox
Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables
1:49.79
2017
Forever Unbridled
5
John Velazquez
Dallas Stewart
Charles E. Fipke
1:50.25
2016
Beholder
6
Gary Stevens
Richard Mandella
Spendthrift Farm
1:49.22
2015
Stopchargingmaria
4
Javier Castellano
Todd Pletcher
Town and Country Farms
1:48.98
2014
Untapable
3
Rosie Napravnik
Steven Asmussen
Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
1:48.68
2013
Beholder
3
Gary Stevens
Richard Mandella
Spendthrift Farm LLC
1:47.77
2012
Royal Delta
4
M. Smith
W. Mott
Besilu Stables
1:48.80
2011
Royal Delta
3
J. Lezcano
W. Mott
Palides Investments N.V., Inc
1:50.78
2010
Unrivaled Belle
4
K. Desormeaux
W. Mott
Gary Seidler and Peter Vegso
1:50.04

† - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 races were run at 1 1⁄4 miles


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