The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf also known as the Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race on turf exclusive for fillies and mares.
The world’s best female grass horses compete in this race that has been contested at distances ranging from 1 1/8 mile to 1 3/8 mile depending on the course configuration for a $2 million purse.
Last year’s winner was Loves Only You, a Japanese horse trained by Yoshito Yahagi and the jockey was the Japanese Yuga Kawada. Loves Only You became the first Japan-based horse to win a Breeders’ Cup race defeating War Like Goddess and longshot My Sister Nat.
A horse can qualify for a Breeders’ Cup race by completing one of the following processes. By winning a 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.
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 Turf Win and You’re In Races
|Jan 8th||Cartier Paddock Stakes||G1||Kenilworth Racecourse||1 3/16 Miles||Captain’s Ransom|
|May 15th||Victoria Mile||G1||JRA Tokyo RaceTrack||1 Mile (T)||Sodashi (JPN)|
|June 26th||Gran Premio Pamplona||G1||Monterrico||1 1/4 Miles (T)||Ola Perfecta|
|Aug 13th||Beverly D. Stakes||G1||Churchill Downs||1 1/8 Miles||Dalika|
|Aug 18th||Yorkshire Oaks||G1||York Racecourse||1 1/2 Miles||Alpinista|
|Sep 3rd||The Flower Bowl||G1||Saratoga||1 3/8 Mile||Virginia Joy|
|Sep 10th||Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes||G1||Leopardstown||1 Mile (T)||Pearls Galore|
|Oct 2nd||Prix de L’Opera Longines||G1||France Galop||1 1/4 Miles (T)||Place du Carrousel|
2 – Ouija Board (2004, 2006)
Most wins by a jockey:
3 – John R. Velazquez (2002, 2011, 2018)
Most wins by a trainer:
4 – Chad Brown (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
Most wins by an owner:
3 – Juddmonte Farms (2001, 2005, 2009)
2 – Lord Derby (2004, 2006)
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Past Winners
|2022||Tuesday||3||Ryan Moore||Aidan P. O’Brien||Derrick Smith & Westerberg Limited|
|2021||Loves Only You (JPN)||5||Yuga Kawada||Yoshito Yahagi||DMM Dream Club Co.|
|2020||Audarya (FR)||3||Pierre-Charles Boudot||James Fanshawe||Alison Swinburn|
|2019||Iridessa (IRE)||3||Wayne Lordan||Joseph Patrick O’Brien||Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez|
|2018||Sistercharlie (IRE)||4||John R. Velazquez||Chad Brown||Peter M. Brant|
|2017||Wuheida (GB)||3||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||Godolphin|
|2016||Queen’s Trust (GB)||3||Frankie Dettori||Sir Michael Stoute||Cheveley Park Stud|
|2015||Stephanie’s Kitten||6||Irad Ortiz||Chad Brown||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey|
|2014||Dayatthespa||5||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Jerry Frankel et al.|
|2013||Dank (GB)||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||James Wigan|
|2012||Zagora (FR)||4||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Martin S. Schwartz|
|2011||Perfect Shirl||4||John R. Velazquez||Roger Attfield||Charles E. Fipke|
|2010||Shared Account||4||Edgar Prado||Graham Motion||Sagamore Farm|
|2009||Midday (GB)||3||Tom Queally||Henry Cecil||Juddmonte Farms|
|2008||Forever Together||4||Julien Leparoux||Jonathan Sheppard||Augustin Stable|
|2007||Lahudood (GB)||4||Alan Garcia||Kiaran McLaughlin||Shadwell Racing|
|2006||Ouija Board (GB)||5||Frankie Dettori||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby|
|2005||Intercontinental (GB)||5||Rafael Bejarano||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms|
|2004||Ouija Board (GB)||3||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby|
|2003||Islington (IRE)||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Ballymacoll Stud|
|2002||Starine (FR)||5||John R. Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Robert J. Frankel|
|2001||Banks Hill (GB)||3||Olivier Peslier||André Fabre||Juddmonte Farms|
|2000||Perfect Sting||4||Jerry Bailey||Joe Orseno||Stronach Stables|
|1999||Soaring Softly||4||Jerry Bailey||James J. Toner||Phillips Racing Partnership|
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