Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
|Grade I race|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint|
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||7 furlongs (1408 m)|
|Qualification||Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up|
The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint is a 7-furlong (1408 m) Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred fillies and mares three years old and up. As its name implies, it is a part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, the de facto year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing, generally held in the United States (also held one time in Canada). The race is run on a dirt course (either natural dirt or a synthetic surface such as Polytrack).
The race was run for the first time in 2007 during the first day of the expanded Breeders' Cup at that year's host track, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. Beginning in 2009, this race will be a Grade I event..
The 2007 race was held at a distance of 6 furlongs (1207 m) instead of the normal distance of 7 furlongs because of the configuration of the dirt track at Monmouth Park.
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 Filly and Mare Sprint Division there are four automatic births. In 2009, the Win and You're In races are: the Princess Rooney Handicap, a grade one race at Calder Race Course, the Rancho Bernardo Handicap, a grade three race at Del Mar, the Gallant Bloom Handicap, a grade two race at Belmont Park and the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes a grade one race at Keeneland.
- No horse has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a jockey:
- No jockey has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a trainer:
- No trainer has won this race more than once.
Most wins by an owner:
- No owner has won this race more than once.
|2009||Informed Decision||4||Julien Leparoux||Jonathan E. Sheppard||Augustin Stable||1:21.66||$1,000,000||. I|
|2008||Ventura||4||Garrett Gomez||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||1:19.90||$1,000,000|
|2007||Maryfield||6||Elvis Trujillo||Doug O'Neill||Gorman / Mestrandrea et al.||1:09.85†||$1,000,000|
† - Run at 6 furlongs
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