|Grade 1 race|
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Distance||1+1⁄4 miles (2,000 m) (10 times)|
1+3⁄8 miles (2,200 m) (7 times)
1+3⁄16 miles (1,900 m) (once)
1+1⁄8 miles (1,800 m) (once)
|Qualification||Fillies and Mares, 3-years-old & up|
|Weight||Weight for Age|
The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, three years old and up. It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The race is run at either 1+1⁄4 miles (2,000 m) or 1+3⁄8 miles (2,200 m), depending on the turf course configuration at the Breeders' Cup host track. For tracks which can accommodate either distance (Belmont, Woodbine, and Santa Anita ), it is run at 1+1⁄4 miles. The 2015 edition at Keeneland was conducted at 1+3⁄16 miles because that track's turf course configuration does not allow for the two regular distances to be conducted on it. For the same reason, the 2017 edition at Del Mar was held at a distance of 1+1⁄8 miles.
Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that allotted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the thirteen divisions has between two and twelve of these "Win and You're In" qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf division, runners are limited to 14 with up to ten automatic berths. Note though that one horse may win multiple challenge races, while other challenge winners will not be entered in the Breeders' Cup for a variety of reasons such as injury or travel considerations.
The 2019 "Win and You're In" races were as follows. The 2020 racing schedule was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Gran Premio Pamplona and Beverly D were not run.
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
Most wins by an owner:
|2020||Audarya (FR)||3||Pierre-Charles Boudot||James Fanshawe||Alison Swinburn||1:52.72||1+3⁄16||$2,000,000||I|
|2019||Iridessa (IRE)||3||Wayne Lordan||Joseph Patrick O'Brien||Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez||1:57.77||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2018||Sistercharlie (IRE)||4||John R. Velazquez||Chad Brown||Peter M. Brant||2:20.96||1+3⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2017||Wuheida (GB)||3||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||Godolphin||1:47.91||1+1⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2016||Queen's Trust (GB)||3||Frankie Dettori||Sir Michael Stoute||Cheveley Park Stud||1:57.75||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2015||Stephanie's Kitten||6||Irad Ortiz||Chad Brown||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey||1:56.22||1+3⁄16||$2,000,000||I|
|2014||Dayatthespa||5||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Jerry Frankel et al.||2:01.40||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2013||Dank (GB)||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||James Wigan||1:58.73||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2012||Zagora (FR)||4||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Martin S. Schwartz||1:59.70||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2011||Perfect Shirl||4||John R. Velazquez||Roger Attfield||Charles E. Fipke||2:18.62||1+3⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2010||Shared Account||4||Edgar Prado||Graham Motion||Sagamore Farm||2:17.74||1+3⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2009||Midday (GB)||3||Tom Queally||Henry Cecil||Juddmonte Farms||1:59.14||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2008||Forever Together||4||Julien Leparoux||Jonathan Sheppard||Augustin Stable||2:01.58||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2007||Lahudood||4||Alan Garcia||Kiaran McLaughlin||Shadwell Racing||2:22.75||1+3⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2006||Ouija Board (GB)||5||Frankie Dettori||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby||2:14.55||1+3⁄8||$2,000,000||I|
|2005||Intercontinental (GB)||5||Rafael Bejarano||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||2:02.34||1+1⁄4||$2,000,000||I|
|2004||Ouija Board (GB)||3||Kieren Fallon||Ed Dunlop||Lord Derby||2:18.25||1+3⁄8||$1,000,000||I|
|2003||Islington (IRE)||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Ballymacoll Stud||1:59.13||1+1⁄4||$1,000,000||I|
|2002||Starine||5||John R. Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Robert J. Frankel||2:03.57||1+1⁄4||$1,000,000||I|
|2001||Banks Hill (GB)||3||Olivier Peslier||André Fabre||Juddmonte Farms||2:00.36||1+1⁄4||$1,000,000||I|
|2000||Perfect Sting||4||Jerry Bailey||Joe Orseno||Stronach Stables||2:13.07||1+3⁄8||$1,000,000||I|
|1999||Soaring Softly||4||Jerry Bailey||James J. Toner||Phillips Racing Partnership||2:13.89||1+3⁄8||$1,000,000||I|
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