Maker's Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
- 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
- Inaugural Race: 1999
- Distance: 11 Furlongs
- Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
- Age Qualifications: Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and up
- 2020 Purse: $2.0 million
- 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th
2019 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf - Results
Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf:
John R. Velazquez
Chad C. Brown
Fanny Logan (IRE)
John H. M. Gosden
Ryan L. Moore
Aidan P. O'Brien
Mike E. Smith
Villa Marina (GB)
Billesdon Brook (GB)
Sean M. Levey
H. Graham Motion
Castle Lady (IRE)
- Exacta (1-7) Paid: $66
- Trifecta (1-7-2) Paid: $74
- Superfecta (1-7-2-12) Paid: $117
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 once at 1 3/16 miles, once at 1 1/8 miles and in 2018 at Churchill Downs it’s going to be run at 1 3/8 miles for the 8th time.
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 13 years out of 19. 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
Reference the boxes below to view the historical records for the Filly and Mare Turf:
Speed record1:57.77 for 1 1⁄4 miles (Iridessa in 2019) & 2:13.07 for 1 3⁄8 miles (Perfect Sting in 2000)
Most Wins by a Jockey3
John Velazquez (2002, 2011, & 2018)
Most Wins by a Thoroughbred2
Ouija Board (2004, 2006)
Most Wins by a Trainer4
Chad Brown (2012, 2014, 2015 & 2018)
Most Wins by an Owner3
Juddmonte Farms (2001, 2005, 2009)
Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare TurfIn the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf race.
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
John R. Velazquez
Peter M. Brant
William T. Buick
Queen's Trust (GB)
Cheveley Park Stud
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
Jerry Frankel et al.
Martin S. Schwartz
Charles E. Fipke
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