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

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf - Results

Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
1
Iridessa (IRE)
Wayne Lordan
Joseph O'Brien
$28.40
$11.20
$5.00
7
Vasilika
Flavien Prat
Dan Ward
$5.40
$3.20
2
Sistercharlie (IRE)
John R. Velazquez
Chad C. Brown
$2.20
12
Fanny Logan (IRE)
Lanfranco Dettori
John H. M. Gosden
11
Just Wonderful
Ryan L. Moore
Aidan P. O'Brien
5
Mirth
Mike E. Smith
Philip D'Amato
9
Villa Marina (GB)
Olivier Peslier
Carlos Laffon-Parias
4
Billesdon Brook (GB)
Sean M. Levey
Richard Hannon
10
Mrs. Sippy
Joel Rosario
H. Graham Motion
8
Castle Lady (IRE)
Mickael Barzalona
Henri-Alex Pantall
Exotic Payouts:
  • 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 record

1:57.77 for 1 14 miles (Iridessa in 2019) & 2:13.07 for 1 38 miles (Perfect Sting in 2000)

Most Wins by a Jockey

3
John Velazquez (2002, 2011, & 2018)

Most Wins by a Thoroughbred

2
Ouija Board (2004, 2006)

Most Wins by a Trainer

4
Chad Brown (2012, 2014, 2015 & 2018)

Most Wins by an Owner

3
Juddmonte Farms (2001, 2005, 2009)





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.

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YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIMEDISTANCE
2019
Iridessa (IRE)
3
Wayne Lordan
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez
1:57.77
 1 1⁄4
2018
Sistercharlie
4
John R. Velazquez
Chad Brown
Peter M. Brant
2:20.96
1 3⁄8
2017
Wuheida
4
William T. Buick
Charlie Appleby
Godolphin Racing
01:47.91
1 1/8
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

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