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Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, November 7th.

As you watch for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contenders to emerge, some of them will come from the three Breeder’s Cup Challenge Series races:

  1. The Princess Rooney Handicap, a Grade 2 race in July at Gulfstream Park in Florida.
  2. The Ballerina Stakes, a Grade 1 race in August at Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York.
  3. The Thoroughbred Club of American Stakes, a Grade 2 race in October at Keeneland Race Couse in Kentucky.

2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Results & Payouts

The final results and payouts for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint can be found below.

POSTHORSEJOCKEYWIN / PLACE / SHOW
2GamineJohn Velazquez$4.20 / $3.00 / $2.40
7Serengeti EmpressLuis Saez$4.00 / $3.00
9Bell’s the OneCorey Lanerie$3.20
5SconsinJames Graham
3Come DancingIrad Ortiz Jr.
1SpeechJavier Castellano
8Sally’s CurlinBrian Hernandez Jr.
6Venetian HarborManuel Franco
4 (SCR)InthemidstofbizEmmanuel Esquivel

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (2-7) Paid: $8.10
  • $0.50 Trifecta (2-7-9) Paid: $13.00
  • $0.10 Superfecta (2-7-9-5) Paid: $25.70

The BC Filly & Mare Sprint Winner History

The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint is run around one turn at 7 furlongs (about 1,500 yards) for the fastest females in the world, three-years-old and up. The race has a $1 million purse and was run for the first time in 2007 at Monmouth Park during the first day of the expanded Breeders’ Cup. The 2007 race was held at a distance of 6 furlongs instead of the normal distance of 7 furlongs because of the configuration of the dirt track at Monmouth Park.  

The 6-year-old Maryfield is the oldest winner and she won the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at 6 furlongs. In 2008, Ventura came from the back of the pack along the backstretch to storm home a winner by 4-lengths. She set the Filly & Mare Sprint record for 7 furlongs for a time of 1:19.90 at Santa Anita. The late Garrett Gomez was the rider for the late trainer Bobby Frankel and owner Juddmonte Farms. Ventura and Gomez returned the next year to finish 2nd as the favorite in the 2009 BC Filly & Mare Sprint.

Groupie Doll is the only two-time winner in 2012 and 2013 with jockey Rajiv Maragh riding both times for trainer ‘Buff’ Bradley.

More than any other Breeders’ Cup race, post time favorites have fared the best in the Filly & Mare Sprint. The average payoff in 10 runnings of the BC Filly & Mare Sprint is $13.39. The average field size has been 12.

Wavell Avenue won the 2015 Twinspires.com Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with jockey Joel Rosario’s strong stretch run to reel in the leader late for trainer Chad Brown. Wavell Avenue and Rosario returned in 2016 and finished 2nd behind Finest City, who dug in tenaciously to hold off Wavell Avenue.  


2019 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Entries and Morning Line Odds

PPHorseTrainerMorning Line OddsJockey
1 CovfefeBrad Cox2-1Joel Rosario
2 Danuska’s My GirlDan Ward20-1Geovanni Franco
3 HeavenhasmynikkiRobert B. Hess Jr.20-1Ricardo Santana, Jr.
4 Come DancingCarlos Martin5-2Javier Castellano
5 Lady NinjaRichard Baltas10-1Drayden Van Dyke
6 BellafinaSimon Callaghan6-1Flavien Prat
7 SelcourtJohn W. Sadler10-1Luis Saez
8 Dawn the DestroyerKiaran P. McLaughlin12-1Tylre Gaffalione
9 Spiced PerfectionPeter Miller4-1John Velazquez

Breeders’ Cup FILLY & MARE SPRINT Historical Records

Year/TrackWinner/Jockey/Time/
Date/DistanceOwnerTrainerOdds
2019 – SACovfefeJ. Rosario1:22.40
Nov 02 – 7FLNJ FoxwoodsB. Cox$1.50*
2018 – CDShamrock RoseI. Ortiz, Jr.1:23.13
Nov 03 – 7FConrad FarmsM. Casse$53.80
2017 – DMRBar of Gold I. Ortiz, Jr.01:22.6
Nov 04 – 7FMary & Chester Broman, Sr.J. Kimmel$66.70
2016 – SA Queen’s Trust (GB) L. Dettori01:57.8
Nov 05 – 1 1/4MCheveley Park Stud LLCS. Stoute$8.00
2015 – KEEStephanie’s Kitten I. Ortiz, Jr.01:56.2
Oct 31 – 1 3/16MRamsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.C. Brown$7.80
2014 – SA Dayatthespa J. Castellano02:00.1
Nov 01 – 1 1/4MFrankel, Jerry, Frankel, Ronald, Laymon, Steve and Bradley ThoroughbredsC. Brown$5.50
2013 – SA Dank (GB) R. Moore01:58.7
Nov 02 – 1 1/4MJames WiganS. Stoute$1.50*
2012 – SA Zagora (FR) J. Castellano01:59.7
Nov 02 – 1 1/4MMartin S. SchwartzC. Brown$9.20
2011 – CD Perfect Shirl J. Velazquez02:18.6
Nov 04 – 1 3/8MCharles E. FipkeR. Attfield$27.80
2010 – CD Shared Account E. Prado02:17.7
Nov 05 – 1 3/8MSagamore FarmH. Motion$46.00
2009 – OSAMidday (GB) T. Queally01:59.1
Nov 06 – 1 1/4MJuddmonte Farms, Inc.H. Cecil$2.30
2008 – OSAForever Together J. Leparoux02:01.6
Oct 24 – 1 1/4MAugustin StableJ. Sheppard$4.90
2007 – MTHLahudood (GB) A. Garcia02:22.8
Oct 27 – 1 3/8MShadwell StableK. McLaughlin$11.70
2006 – CD Ouija Board (GB) L. Dettori02:14.6
Nov 04 – 1 3/8MLord DerbyE. Dunlop$1.40*
2005 – BELIntercontinental (GB) R. Bejarano02:02.3
Oct 29 – 1 1/4MJuddmonte Farms, Inc.R. Frankel$15.10
2004 – LS Ouija Board (GB) K. Fallon02:18.3
Oct 30 – 1 3/8MLord DerbyE. Dunlop$0.90*
2003 – SA Islington (IRE) K. Fallon01:59.1
Oct 25 – 1 1/4MWeinstock, Executors Of The Late LordS. Stoute$2.90*
2002 – AP Starine (FR) J. Velazquez02:03.6
Oct 26 – 1 1/4MRobert J. FrankelR. Frankel$13.20
2001 – BELBanks Hill (GB) O. Peslier02:00.4
Oct 27 – 1 1/4MJuddmonte Farms, Inc.A. Fabre$6.00
2000 – CD Perfect Sting J. Bailey02:13.1
Nov 04 – 1 3/8MStronach StablesJ. Orseno$5.00
1999 – GP Soaring Softly J. Bailey02:13.9
Nov 06 – 1 3/8MPhillips Racing PartnershipJ. Toner$3.60*

*Wagering favorite