Breeders' Cup Distaff 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$2 million; 1 1/8 miles; fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Distaff Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1. Hoosier Philly Tom Amoss Luis Saez 30-1
Trainer: Tom Amoss Jockey: Luis Saez
BF: Figures to be forwardly placed chasing host of front-runners, has never run fast enough to win a race such as this
2. A Mo Reay Brad Cox Christophe Lemaire 15-1
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Christophe Lemaire
BF: Soundly defeated by Randomized and Search Results two recent, Kentucky-based filly won G1 at Santa Anita in spring
4. Idiomatic Brad Cox Florent Geroux 5-2
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Florent Geroux
BF: Gargantuan-sized filly favored off successive front-running romps in slow-pace G1s, will face more early pressure
5. Adare Manor Bob Baffert Juan Hernandez 4-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Juan Hernandez
BF: Horse-for-course one-two every start at Santa Anita, top filly-mare in California expected to set or press the pace
6. Search Results Chad Brown Irad Ortiz, Jr. 5-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: Confidence-building win in September, runs well with time between starts, 9F a reach? Career finale for classy 5yo
7. Wet Paint Brad Cox Flavien Prat 15-1
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Flavien Prat
BF: Stretch-running 3yo should get pace to run at, first or second 8 of 9 on dirt, trains into Distaff off 11-week break
8. Randomized Chad Brown Jose Ortiz 6-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Jose Ortiz
BF: Sharp 3yo benefited from soft trips wire-to-wire three straight, but relucant to sell her short, no telling how good
9. Clairiere Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario 8-1
Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Joel Rosario
BF: Outstanding in spring, misfire in summer at SAR, which is not her favorite racetrack, late-runner gets pace to run at
10. Desert Dawn Phil D'Amato Hector Berrios 20-1
Trainer: Phil D'Amato Jockey: Hector Berrios
BF: Arizona-bred California-based closer repeatedly stymied by Adare Manor in slow-pace races, now gets pace to run at
11. Le Da Vida Ignacio Correas Vincent Cheminaud 15-1
Trainer: Ignacio Correas Jockey: Vincent Cheminaud
BF: Deep closing runner-up to Distaff favorite Idiomatic never switches leads, but candidate to outrun likely high odds

Breeders' Cup Distaff Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Aug 5, 2023
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Del Mar
Winner: Adare Manor
Beyer: 94
Adare Manor 94 Race Recap View Chart
Adare Manor 94
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023
Ogden Phipps Belmont
Winner: Clairiere
Beyer: 101
Clairiere 101 Race Recap View Chart
Clairiere 101
Monday, May 1, 2023
Gran Premio Criadores Palermo
Winner: Belleza de Arteaga
Belleza de Arteaga
Belleza de Arteaga
Sunday, Oct 8, 2023
Spinster Keeneland
Winner: Idiomatic
Beyer: 99
Idiomatic 99 Race Recap View Chart
Idiomatic 99

Breeders' Cup Distaff News

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic digs deep in stretch to clinch championship

Brad Free Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Idiomatic slapped an exclamation mark on a championship season Saturday at Santa Anita by scoring a gritty victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The half-length vic

Pretty Mischievous scratches from Distaff, will get freshening before next year

David Grening Nov 03,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — Pretty Mischievous, the leading 3-year-old filly in the country, has been scratched from Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer Brendan Walsh said Friday mor

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic to get company on front end

Brad Free Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – The nation’s top fillies and mares have a new look this autumn after retirements and form declines reshaped the division from its winter origin. That was before anyone knew an

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic to work Saturday

Brad Free Oct 26,2023
Idiomatic, early favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, is scheduled to breeze Saturday at Churchill Downs before shipping to California early next week, trained Brad Cox confirmed Thursday. Cox al

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic, Adare Manor bring long win streaks

Brad Free Oct 25,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Idiomatic and Adare Manor will enter the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with the field’s longest U.S. win streaks and likely shortest odds when the 1 1/8-mile race is run Nov. 4

Xigera will skip BC Distaff, point to Mother Goose instead

David Grening Oct 22,2023
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - After flirting with the idea of going to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the connections of Xigera ultimately decided against and will instead run their 3-year-old filly in Saturday’

Nest will skip Breeders' Cup, to be offered at F-T November sale

David Grening Oct 21,2023
In a decision that was expected, Nest, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2022, will not be pre-entered Monday for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita, but it is not certain that she wi

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Like the D-backs, Desert Dawn is upset-minded

Brad Free Oct 18,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Arizona longshots are making news, in baseball and horse racing. The surprising Arizona Diamondbacks swept the Los Angeles Dodgers and are playing for a berth in the World Serie

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Unlike preps, slow and steady pace might not win the race

Brad Free Oct 11,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Prep season for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff ended when Idiomatic wired the Grade 1 Spinster on Sunday at Keeneland and cemented her role as early Distaff favorite. Yet like ever

Secret Oath retired, will be offered at Fasig-Tipton November sale

Matt Hegarty Oct 06,2023
Secret Oath, the 2022 Kentucky Oaks winner, has been retired and consigned to the Fasig-Tipton November auction, according to the filly’s trainer, D. Wayne Lukas. Secret Oath was considered a can

Breeders' Cup Distaff: Adare Manor plays the hometown heroine

Brad Free Oct 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – The role of Breeders’ Cup Distaff favorite will solidify after the Grade 1 Spinster Stakes on Sunday at Keeneland, but in the meantime there is no doubt about the identity of the

Randomized, after Alabama win, targets Breeders' Cup Distaff

David Grening Aug 20,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - By virtue of her authoritative victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, Randomized ran herself into contention for a year-end start in the Breeders’ Cup D
About the Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup World Championships attract the best Thoroughbred horses worldwide to compete in Grade 1 races for both males and females at a variety of distances on both turf and dirt. The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. The two-day event will be held Nov. 3 and 4.    

Breeders' Cup World Championship races   

Future Stars Friday (Santa Anita First Post: 11:30 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf   

Championship Saturday (Santa Anita First Post: 10:10 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile    

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf   

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint   

Breeders' Cup Mile    

Breeders' Cup Distaff    

Breeders’ Cup Turf  

Breeders' Cup Classic   

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint   

Breeders' Cup Sprint       

The horses that compete in these championship races can claim their berths in multiple ways. The first is by winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. The second is through a system that allows horses to earn points based on their performance in major races throughout the year. The third way to be selected is to be chosen by a panel of experts. There are a maximum of 14 horses in each Breeders' Cup race, except the Dirt Mile and Juvenile Turf Sprint, which are limited to 12 starters.   

Breeders’ Cup Distaff recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Brad Cox
Idiomatic Brad Cox 96
Todd Pletcher
Malathaat Todd Pletcher 102
Yoshito Yahagi
Marche Lorraine Yoshito Yahagi 103
Brad Cox
Monomoy Girl Brad Cox 100
Ignacio Correas
Blue Prize Ignacio Correas 103
Brad Cox
Monomoy Girl Brad Cox 96
Dallas Stewart
Forever Unbridled Dallas Stewart 99
Richard Mandella
Beholder Richard Mandella 105
Todd Pletcher
Stopchargingmaria Todd Pletcher 98
Steve Asmussen
Untapable Steve Asmussen 103
Richard Mandella
Beholder Richard Mandella 105
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