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Kentucky Cup Distaff Stakes

Grade III race
Kentucky Cup Distaff Stakes
Location Turfway Park
Florence, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website [1]
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Kentucky Cup Distaff Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. The Grade III event is run near the end of the fall meet and is open to fillies and mares aged three and older. Contested on Polytrack synthetic dirt at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles, the race offered a purse of $100,000 in 2008.

Before 2008, the race was part of the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program and carried $75,000 in additional purse money from the Breeders' Cup Fund. Until 2007 the race was called the Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes.


Speed record:

Most wins:

  • 2 - Fit For A Queen (1991, 1992)
  • 2 - Trip (2001, 2002)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Hermitage Farm (1991, 1992)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Ricardo Lopez (1991, 1992)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Kentucky Cup Distaff Stakes







2009 Indescribable 5 Garrett Gomez William I. Mott Courtlandt Farms 1:42.92
2008 Bear Now 4 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:43.37
2007 Danzon 4 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone H. Joseph Allen 1:43.42
2006 Beautiful Bets 6 Willie Martinez Glenn Wismer Casa De Caballos 1:42.79
2005 Miss Fortunate 5 Larry Melancon William I. Mott Lyon Stables 1:44.48
2004 Susan's Angel 3 Rafael Bejarano D. Wayne Lukas S. Angel Stable 1:44.21
2003 Smok'n Frolic 4 Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:44.98
2002 Trip 5 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:43.00
2001 Trip 4 Craig Perret Frank L. Brothers Claiborne Farm 1:42.40
2000 Spain 3 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Thoroughbred Corp. 1:44.80
1999 Ruby Surprise 4 Willie Martinez Robert E. Holthus James T. Hines, Jr. 1:44.80
1998 Biding Time 4 Corey Nakatani Mark Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:43.00
1997 Feasibility Study 5 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott Char-Mari Stable 1:42.40
1996 Golden Attraction 3 Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:42.40
1995 Mariah's Storm 4 Robert Lester Donnie Von Hemel Thunderhead Farm 1:41.60
1994 Pennyhill Park 4 Chris McCarron Roger Attfield Anderson Farms 1:44.20
1993 Gray Cashmere 4 Dean Kutz Peter Vestal Willmott Stables 1:43.20
1992 Fit For A Queen 6 Ricardo Lopez Steven Penrod Hermitage Farm 1:43.20
1991 Fit For A Queen 5 Ricardo Lopez Steven Penrod Hermitage Farm 1:43.20
1990 Barbarika 5 Aaron Gryder Philip M. Hauswald Fares Farm 1:44.00
1989 Winning Colors 4 Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:44.80
1988 Darien Miss 3 Patrick Johnson George R. Arnold II Taylor Asbury 1:43.60
1987 In Neon 5 Michael McDowell Robert L. De Sensi Merly Ann Cassidy 1:45.20
1986 Gypsy Prayer 5 M. Bryan James D. Frederiksen T. H. Seale 1:43.20



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