Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

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

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1 In Italian Chad Brown Joel Rosario 3-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Joel Rosario
BF: U.S.-based front-runner should be loose on the lead in 10f race, longest of career, got nailed at odds-on in last pair
2 Warm Heart Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 7-2
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore
BF: Back-to-back G1s in Europe stamp her a top contender with no distance concerns, both G1s were at 1 1/2 miles
3 With The Moonlight Charlie Appleby William Buick 12-1
Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick
BF: European G2 winner not far removed from top of division, second to In Italian in summer, second to Fev Rover last
4 Moira Kevin Attard Flavien Prat 12-1
Trainer: Kevin Attard Jockey: Flavien Prat
BF: Ontario-bred was early star in Canada, just 1 for 7 vs. older, got dusted by Fev Rover last, fifth in 2022 BC FM Turf
5 Win Marilyn Takahisa Tezuka Christian Demuro 30-1
Trainer: Takahisa Tezuka Jockey: Christian Demuro
BF: Outstanding 2022 capped by win in prestigious G1 Hong Kong Vase, this year Japan-bred and -based 5yo not the same
6 Inspiral John Gosden Frankie Dettori 7-2
Trainer: John Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori
BF: Five-time G1-winning miler in Europe rerouted here by rain, first try beyond 8f but this 10f race does start downhill
7 Lindy Brendan Walsh Tyler Gaffalione 20-1
Trainer: Brendan Walsh Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
BF: Enters off solid G1 runner-up in second U.S. start, a race restricted to 3yo fillies, major class challenge vs. older
8 Fev Rover Mark Casse Javier Castellano 8-1
Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Javier Castellano
BF: Close to In Italian in summer, recent WO G1 victory better than looked: dueled inside, took back, re-ralled outside
9 Didia Ignacio Correas Vincent Cheminaud 15-1
Trainer: Ignacio Correas Jockey: Vincent Cheminaud
BF: Major class test after strong G2 comeback win over SA course vs. modest locals, 1 1/4M perfect distance
10 McKulick Chad Brown Irad Ortiz, Jr. 15-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: Consistent G2/G3-caliber stayer this season ranks below cream of division, but will run all day and likely big price
11 Lumiere Rock Joseph O'Brien Dylan McMonagle 8-1
Trainer: Joseph O'Brien Jockey: Dylan McMonagle
BF: Third in LCH G1 that produced FM Turf winners Wuheida, Audarya, and Tuesday; cozy trip in second position?
12 State Occasion Ralph Beckett Rossa Ryan 30-1
Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Rossa Ryan
BF: Although veteran mare ranks a couple notches below top females in Europe, 1 1/4M in her wheelhouse

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner    
Saturday, Jan 7, 2023
Cartier Paddock Stakes Kenilworth
Winner: Make It Snappy
Make It Snappy
Make It Snappy
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Victoria Mile Tokyo Racecourse
Winner: Songline
Sunday, Jun 25, 2023
Gran Premio Pamplona Hipódromo de Monterrico
Winner: Samay
Saturday, Aug 12, 2023
Beverly D. Stakes Colonial Downs
Winner: Fev Rover
Fev Rover
Fev Rover
Thursday, Aug 24, 2023
Yorkshire Oaks York
Winner: Warm Heart
Warm Heart
Warm Heart
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023
Flower Bowl Saratoga
Winner: Parnac
Saturday, Sep 9, 2023
Matron Stakes Leopardstown
Winner: Tahiyra
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023
Prix De L'Opera Longines Paris Longchamp
Winner: Blue Rose Cen
Blue Rose Cen
Blue Rose Cen

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf News

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Inspiral will likely be back in 2024

Steve Andersen Nov 05,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Inspiral may have a Breeders’ Cup encore at Del Mar in 2024. Inspiral capped a brilliant 2023 campaign with her third consecutive Grade 1 or Group 1 win with a remarkable rally

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Inspiral answers distance questions

Steve Andersen Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — The 4-year-old filly Inspiral has collected rare accomplishments in her three-race career – multiple championships as well as major stakes wins in Britain and France. Add

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Inspiral, Warm Heart have different distance concerns

Dan Illman Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, CA – Inspiral and Warm Heart are in career form, but enter Saturday’s Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 1 1/4 miles from different directions. Inspiral is a br

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: As always, Europe well represented

Dan Illman Oct 25,2023
When handicapping the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, it usually pays to look yonder. Six of the last seven winners – including the last four – were based overseas, and Europe sends anothe

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: International runners look strong

Dan Illman Oct 18,2023
Two years ago, Loves Only You shipped from Japan to Southern California to capture the Filly and Mare Turf at Del Mar. The victory wasn’t much of a surprise. She was sent away at 4-1 after finish

Off strong QEII second, Lindy considered for Breeders' Cup

Marcus Hersh Oct 16,2023
Lindy probably earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup with a closing second-place finish Saturday in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. The French-bred filly, second in the Group 1 Poule d

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Fev Rover puts kick to good use

Dan Illman Oct 11,2023
Fev Rover is a bad kicker with a good kick, and she’s on her way to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf after a gutsy victory over a quality field in last week’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Brown keeping options open

Dan Illman Oct 04,2023
Although both In Italian and Whitebeam will prep for the Breeders’ Cup in Saturday’s Grade 1 First Lady Stakes traveling one mile at Keeneland, both will likely be pre-entered for the Breeders’
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 Filly & Mare Turf recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
John Gosden
Inspiral John Gosden 105
Aidan O'Brien
Tuesday Aidan O'Brien 105
Yoshito Yahagi
Loves Only You Yoshito Yahagi 102
James Fanshawe
Audarya James Fanshawe 103
Joseph O’Brien
Iridessa Joseph O’Brien 105
Chad Brown
Sistercharlie Chad Brown 103
Charlie Appleby
Wuheida Charlie Appleby 104
Sir Michael Stoute
Queen’s Trust Sir Michael Stoute 104
Chad Brown
Stephanie’s Kitten Chad Brown 103
Chad Brown
Dayatthespa Chad Brown 102
Sir Michael Stoute
Dank Sir Michael Stoute 104
About the Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup FAQs
Q: Where is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA


Q: When is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held Nov. 3 and 4


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders' Cup picks?

Daily Racing Form is offering expert Betting Strategies for the Breeders' Cup. You can get them here   


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders’ Cup past performances?

Daily Racing Form past performances for the Breeders' Cup will be available on Oct. 30. You can access also purchase them as part of a Breeders’ Cup package available here