Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2013

Race: Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
Date: Saturday, November 2
Purse: $2,000,000
Distance: 1 1/4 Miles (turf)
Post Time: 3:43pm ET/12:43pm PT
TV: NBC Sports

Some of the world’s best female grass horses compete in this 1 ¼ mile race on the Santa Anita Turf Course for a $2 million purse.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Preview
by Ed DeRosas (Director of Marketing at

Top Contender(s)

I know I’m going to catch some grief for this, but I think 5-LADY OF SHAMROCK is sitting on a big effort. Last time, in the Grade I Rodeo Drive, trainer John Sadler removed the blinkers that “Lady” had donned in the John C. Mabee Stakes and the 4-year-old responded with the best race — from a speed figure perspective — of her career.

After notching two Grade I wins as a three-year-old — not to mention a strong showing in last year’s Filly & Mare Turf — the daughter of Scat Daddy has been blanked (minus a win by DQ) so far at age four. Yet, if she makes one sustained bid, which seems to be Sadler’s game plan, I think Lady of Shamrock could light up the tote board.

Top Pretender(s)

Like Princess of Sylmar, 1-DANK is not a pretender in the classical sense, but, rather, a filly that I think will be overbet. Yeah, her score in the Beverly D. was impressive, but it was 77 days ago and it wasn’t that impressive (at least from a figures standpoint).

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Wagering

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double / Pick 3 wagering available.

Field and Odds for the 2013 $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Post Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Dank (GB) Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 5-2
2 Romantica (GB) Andre Fabre Maxime Guyon 6-1
3 Tiz Flirtatious Martin Jones Julien Leparoux 7-2
4 Alterite (FR) Chad Brown John Velazquez 10-1
5 Lady of Shamrock John Sadler Victor Espinoza 20-1
6 Marketiing Mix Thomas Proctor Gary Stevens 7-2
7 Laughing (IRE) Alan Goldberg Jose Lezcano 8-1
8 Emollient William Mott Mike Smith 12-1
9 Qushchi (GB) H.Motion Edgar Prado 20-1
10 Kitten's Dumplings Michael Maker Joel Rosario 10-1