Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$1 million; seven furlongs; fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1. Goodnight Olive Chad Brown Irad Ortiz, Jr. 8-5
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: Convincing FMS winner last year, as good this year, versatile style, but inside post complicates deserving favorite
2. Clearly Unhinged Michael McCarthy Umberto Rispoli 15-1
Trainer: Michael McCarthy Jockey: Umberto Rispoli
BF: Lightly raced 3yo was super runner-up in fast-pace G3, final times + corresponding figs must improve, speed of speed?
3. Eda Bob Baffert Juan Hernandez 12-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Juan Hernandez
BF: Won 8 of 11 against cozy California fillies, unsure if she fits vs. national elite, compromising trip last-out third odds-on
4. Matareya Brad Cox Flavien Prat 6-1
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Flavien Prat
BF: Finished far behind Goodnight Olive and Society in both recent, though pace-pressing style may translate to good trip
5. Kirstenbosch John Sadler Hector Berrios 12-1
Trainer: John Sadler Jockey: Hector Berrios
BF: Consistent late-runner upset a modest California cast last out, pace-dependent closer needs a meltdown up front
6. Meikei Yell Hidenori Take Kenichi Ikezoe 30-1
Trainer: Hidenori Take Jockey: Kenichi Ikezoe
BF: Japan shipper unplaced in five starts since most recent win autmn 2022, multiple Group 2/3 winner tough to like
7. Society Steve Amussen Tyler Gaffalione 5-2
Trainer: Steve Amussen Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
BF: Seven furlongs ideal for fast filly with triple-digit figs in recent pair at the distance, well-drawn outside her pace rivals
8 Three Witches Saffie Joseph, Jr. Luis Saez 20-1
Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr. Jockey: Luis Saez
BF: Earned BC FMS berth via low-rated G3 upset in Florida WAYI, career-best 91 Beyer makes her marginal contender
9. Yuugiri Rodolphe Brisset Ricardo Santana, Jr. 5-1
Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.
BF: Ranks just below division leaders, 7-for-14 filly earned career-best fig last, six furlongs her sweet spot, less certain 7f

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Aug 26, 2023
The Ballerina Saratoga
Winner: Echo Zulu
Beyer: 112
Echo Zulu 112 Race Recap View Chart
Echo Zulu 112
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Princess Rooney Invitational Gulfstream Park
Winner: Three Witches
Beyer: 91
Three Witches 91 Race Recap View Chart
Three Witches 91
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Thoroughbred Club of America Keeneland
Winner: Yuugiri
Beyer: 92
Yuugiri 92 Race Recap View Chart
Yuugiri 92

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint news

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Goodnight Olive repeats - easily

Dan Illman Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Heading back to the Santa Anita paddock on Saturday following Goodnight Olive's successful defense of her Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint title, an exited fan approached trainer

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Kirstenbosch getting it together

Dan Illman Nov 02,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. -- As sturdy as the mountains overlooking Santa Anita, Kirstenbosch has a late-running puncher's chance in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint at seven furlongs. A

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Goodnight Olive a steady presence as she tries to repeat

Dan Illman Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Goodnight Olive remains the strong constant heading into the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at seven furlongs on Saturday at Santa Anita. A career-end

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Goodnight Olive favored to repeat

Dan Illman Oct 25,2023
Reigning Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Goodnight Olive heads the list of 13 pre-entered runners for this year’s Grade 1, $1 million event at seven furlongs at Santa Anita. Listed a

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Asmussen still has Society after Echo Zulu injury

Dan Illman Oct 18,2023
The complexion of both Breeders’ Cup sprint divisions changed drastically last week when the star filly Echo Zulu was injured during a morning workout at Santa Anita. Echo Zulu, expected to be pr

Echo Zulu recovering following surgery for sesamoid fractures

Steve Andersen Oct 15,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Echo Zulu, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2021, was resting in her stall on Sunday morning, less than a day after undergoing emergency surgery for sesamoid fractures sustained duri

Breeders' Cup: Echo Zulu scheduled for surgery after injury during workout

Steve Andersen Oct 13,2023
Echo Zulu, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2021, sustained a sesamoid injury in a workout Friday at Santa Anita and is scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen said. Echo Zulu

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Yuugiri finds her best game at one turn

Dan Illman Oct 11,2023
It isn’t as if Yuugiri came from nowhere to emerge as a contender in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. After all, she did win the Grade 3 Fantasy around two turns last year after placing

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Goodnight Olive will be fresh for repeat bid

Dan Illman Oct 04,2023
Echo Zulu is the undisputed leader of the filly and mare sprint division, but trainer Steve Asmussen has mentioned the six-furlong Sprint as a very likely Breeders’ Cup race for that brilliant 4-yea
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, Calif. 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 Filly & Mare Sprint recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Chad Brown
Goodnight Olive Chad Brown 98
Chad Brown
Goodnight Olive Chad Brown 101
Michael McCarthy
Ce Ce Michael McCarthy 100
Bob Baffert
Gamine Bob Baffert 110
Brad Cox
Covfefe Brad Cox 106
Mark Casse
Shamrock Rose Mark Casse 92
John Kimmel
Bar of Gold John Kimmel 94
Ian Kruljac
Finest City Ian Kruljac 94
Chad Brown
Wavell Avenue Chad Brown 95
Wesley Ward
Judy the Beauty Wesley Ward 95
William Bradley
Groupie Doll William Bradley 107
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