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Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes

Grade II race
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1990
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mare, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

A Grade II event, it is open to fillies and mares, aged three and older. Contested over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf, it currently offers a purse of $150,000.

In 2009, this race will be upgraded from a Grade III to a Grade II event.[1].

The race was known as the Capital Holding Mile Stakes until 1995.

Winners of the Distaff Turf Mile Stakes since 1999







2010 Phola 4 Ramon A. Dominguez Todd Pletcher Patterson/Saufley/& others 1:38.35
2009 Tizaqueena 4 Jamie Theriot Michael Stidham Darley Stable 1:38.86
2008 Bayou's Lassie 5 Edgar Prado Dale Romans Jacks or Better Farm 1:37.70
2007 Take the Ribbon 4 Rafael Bejarano Wallace A. Dollase Eurowest Bloodstock 1:36.89
2006 Mirabilis 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:35.93
2005 Miss Terrible 6 Alex Solis Bradley Ross J. & G. Manoogian 1:35.89
2004 Shaconage 4 Brice Blanc Mitch Shirota Andrena Van Doren 1:36.10
2003 Heat Haze 4 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Khalid Abdullah 1:39.96
2002 Stylish 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:35.72
2001 Iftiraas 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Gary A. Tanaka 1:36.69
2000 Don't Be Silly 5 Jorge Chavez Merrill R. Scherer Hall/Lunch/Scherer 1:34.78
1999 Shires Ende 4 John R. Velazquez Richard Scherer Carolyn Friedberg 1:35.43

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Witchful Thinking
  • 1997 - B A Valentine
  • 1996 - Apolda
  • 1994 - Weekend Madness
  • 1993 - Lady Blessington
  • 1992 - Quilma
  • 1991 - Foresta



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