Filly & Mare Sprint

Filly & Mare Sprint is a Breeders Cup World Championships race for fillies & mares 3 years old and up. The race was inaugurated in 2007 and is a Grade 1 race.

The race is historically a 7 furlongs (1,408 meters) dirt race run on the main track but has been run at shorter distances (Monmouth, 2007) and on a synthetic surface (Woodbine, 1996) depending on the host track.  The purse is currently set at $1,000,00 USD.

In 2007 was the only year when the race distance was 6 furlongs due to this was held in Monmouth Park.

This year the race will take place on November 5th post time 3:05 pm ET.

Horses can qualify for the event either through the Breeders Cup Challenge Series “win and You’re in” or through a selection process.

If there are more than 14 nominees (oversubscribed), the BC Challenge Series winners will get spots and the next seven are determined by points based on the following formula. Win, Place, and Show horses in Grade I Stakes earn ten, six, and four points, respectively.

The top three finishers in Grade II Stakes earn six, four, and two points respectively, and in Grade III Races the points earned are four, two, and one, respectively.

Grade I1064
Gade II642
Grade III421

The horses remaining after the BC Challenge winners and 7 entries based on points will be ranked in order of preference by the Panel. The Panel will be free to establish its own criteria or ranking so that high-quality horses of demonstrated ability will have the opportunity to participate in Championship Races regardless of earlier participation in graded events.

Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Win and You’re In Races

July 2ndPrincess Rooney StakesG2Gulfstream Park7 FurlongsCe CeBreeders Cup Challenge Series Videos
Aug 28thBallerina StakesG1Saratoga7 FurlongsGoodnight OliveBreeders Cup Challenge Series Videos
Oct 8thThoroughbred Club of America StakesG1Keeneland6 FurlongsSlammedBreeders Cup Challenge Series Videos


Most wins by a jockey:

2 – Rajiv Maragh (2012, 2013)

2 – Mike E. Smith (2014, 2016)

2 – Irad Ortiz Jr. (2017, 2018)

Most wins by a trainer:

2 – William Bradley (2012, 2013)

Most wins by an owner:

2 – Fred Bradley, William Bradley, Brent Burns, Carl Hurst (2012, 2013)

Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Past Winners

2022Goodnight Olive4Irad Ortiz JrChad BrownSteve Laymon & Jay Hanley
2021Ce Ce5Victor EspinozaMichael McCarthyBo Hirsch
2020Gamine3John VelazquezBob BaffertEclipse Partners, Madaket Stables & Heider Family Stables
2019Covfefe3Joel RosarioBrad H. CoxLNJ Foxwoods
2018Shamrock Rose3Irad Ortiz Jr.Mark E. CasseConrad Farms (Manfred & Penny Conrad)
2017Bar of Gold5Irad Ortiz Jr.John C. KimmelChester & Mary Broman
2016Finest City4Mike SmithIan KruljacSeltzer Thoroughbreds (Wayne Seltzer & Tyler Seltzer)
2015Wavell Avenue4Joel RosarioChad BrownMichael Dubb, David Simon & Bethlehem Stables
2014Judy the Beauty5Mike SmithWesley WardWesley Ward
2013Groupie Doll5Rajiv MaraghWilliam BradleyFred Bradley, William Bradley, Brent Burns, Carl Hurst
2012Groupie Doll4Rajiv MaraghWilliam BradleyFred Bradley, William Bradley, Brent Burns, Carl Hurst
2011Musical Romance4Juan LeyvaWilliam A. CaplanWilliam A. Kaplan & Pinnacle Racing Stable (Adam Lazarus, managing partner)
2010Dubai Majesty5Jamie TheriotW. Bret CalhounMartin Racing Stable & Dan Morgan
2009Informed Decision4Julien LeparouxJonathan SheppardAugustin Stable
2008Ventura4Garrett GomezRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms
2007Maryfield6Elvis TrujilloDoug O’NeillGorman / Mestrandrea et al.

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