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Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Grade I race
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
Location United States
Inaugurated 2007
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs (1408 m)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse US$1,000,000

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.[1].

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.


Automatic Births

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.


Most wins:

  • 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

See also

  • American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events



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