Jump to: navigation, search

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic

Grade I race
Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic
Location North America
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 Furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mare, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse US$2,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. Known as the Breeders' Cup Distaff from its inception in 1984 through 2007, it is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Starting with the 2008 Breeders' Cup, the Ladies' Classic will be the final race on the first day of the two-day event.

Distance : 1 1/4 miles (1984-1987); 1 1/8 miles (1988 to present).

Contents

Automatic berths

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that alloted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and six of these, "Win and You're In," qualifiers. In the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic Division there are four automatic births. In 2009 the Win and You're In races are: the Delaware Handicap, a grade one race at Delaware Park Racetrack, the Ruffian Handicap a grade one race at Belmont Park, the Lady's Secret Stakes a grade one race at Santa Anita and the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes a grade one race at Keeneland Race Course.

Records

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

Purse

Grade

2009

Life Is Sweet

4

Garrett K. Gomez John Shirreffs Pam & Martin Wygod

1:48.58

$2,000,000

I

2008

Zenyatta

4

Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss

1:46.85

$2,000,000

I

2007

Ginger Punch

4

Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables

1:50.11

$2,000,000

I

2006

Round Pond

4

Edgar Prado Michael R. Matz Fox Hill Farm

1:50.50

$2,000,000

I

2005

Pleasant Home

4

Cornelio Velasquez C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps

1:48.34

$2,000,000

I

2004

Ashado

3

John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Starlight Stables et al.

1:48.26

$1,000,000

I

2003

Adoration

4

Pat Valenzuela David Hofmans Amerman Racing

1:49.17

$1,000,000

I

2002

Azeri

4

Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux Allen E. Paulson

1:48.64

$1,000,000

I

2001

Unbridled Elaine

3

Pat Day Dallas Stewart Roger J. Devenport

1:49.21

$1,000,000

I

2000

Spain

3

Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp.

1:47.66

$1,000,000

I

1999

Beautiful Pleasure

4

Jorge F. Chavez John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley

1:47.56

$1,000,000

I

1998

Escena

5

Gary Stevens William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson

1:49.89

$1,000,000

I

1997

Ajina

3

Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson

1:47.20

$1,000,000

I

1996

Jewel Princess

4

Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase M & R Stephen/TTC

1:48.40

$1,000,000

I

1995

Inside Information

4

Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps

1:46.15

$1,000,000

I

1994

One Dreamer

6

Gary Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm

1:50.79

$1,000,000

I

1993

Hollywood Wildcat

3

Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan

1:48.35

$1,000,000

I

1992

Paseana

5

Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Sidney H. Craig

1:48.17

$1,000,000

I

1991

Dance Smartly

3

Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farm

1:50.95

$1,000,000

I

1990

Bayakoa

6

Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Janis & Frank Whitham

1:49.20

$1,000,000

I

1989

Bayakoa

5

Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Janis & Frank Whitham

1:47.40

$1,000,000

I

1988

Personal Ensign

4

Randy Romero C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps

1:52.00

$1,000,000

I

1987

Sacahuista

3

Randy Romero D. Wayne Lukas B. A. Beal & L. R. French, Jr.

2:02.80†

$1,000,000

I

1986

Lady's Secret

4

Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein

2:01.20†

$1,000,000

I

1985

Life's Magic

4

Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Mel Hatley/Eugene V. Klein

2:02.00†

$1,000,000

I

1984

Princess Rooney

4

Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Paula J. Tucker

2:02.40†

$1,000,000

I

† - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 races were run at 1 1/4 miles

See also

  • American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events

External links



Share

Premier Equine Classifieds

Subscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...


The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...


Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...


That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...