2016 Breeders Cup Betting: Filly and Mare Turf

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Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf Betting OddsBreeders' Cup Betting Online: The best female turfers have a day to strut their stuff every year at the Breeders' Cup. The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf features up to 14 of the best fillies or mares on the planet racing for a whopping $2 million purse.

All of the action from Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 5 can be seen on NBC Sports Network. The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is the fourth major race of the day at the Breeders' Cup.

2016 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf At a Glance
Race Distance: 1 1/4 miles (run at various distances)
Record (at 1 1/4 miles furlongs): 1:58.73 (Dank, 2013)
Purse: $2 million
Qualification: 3-year olds and up (fillies and mares)

The last two winners of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Turf race are going to likely be sharing the track together at Santa Anita Park on November 5, and they're just two of the tremendous fillies and mares who are going to be trying their hand at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. This is the second race of the eight-race card on Saturday at the Breeders' Cup, and it's one where there are going to be a lot of great cases to be made for a lot of great lady thoroughbreds.

The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is one of the premier events of the year on the horse racing calendar and shouldn't be missed by bettors on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Post-time from Santa Anita Park is scheduled for 3:43 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.

Check back later for Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf post positions and morning line odds at BookMaker.eu.

Top Contenders

Many believe that this is going to be a two-horse race if the entry list doesn't change all that much. The keys are Catch a Glimpse and Lady Eli.

Lady Eli was the winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Turf race two years ago. Catch a Glimpse won it the year before. It's easy to say that one of these will now win in their first running of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Lady Eli was held out of the fall races last year due to injury, and she actually didn't race for the first time in 2016 until August. She was beaten that day, finishing second in the Ballston Spa Stakes, her first and only career loss to date.

Catch a Glimpse won eight straight races from August 2015 through July 2016, but since then, she's been beaten twice in a row, first at the Lake Placid Stakes, then at the QE II Challenge Cup.

So what does that leave in terms of top contenders? There are 12 automatic qualifiers for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, though only seven of them are coming here to actually race.

Maybe the most dangerous of the bunch is Sea Calisi, a French horse who won the Beverly D. Stakes to get into this one. She beat both Al's Gal and Zipessa, both of whom are possibilities in this race as well. She finished third to Lady Eli at the Flower Bowl Invitational, something that isn't anything to be ashamed about.

Alice Springs probably isn't going to run in this race, and that's a darn shame. But she wants to run with the boys instead of running with the girls, and that takes one major international filly in this one. Seventh Heaven though, is here.

Seventh Heaven has had a real up and down career, and it's really hard to gauge how she's going to run in America for the first time. She has four career wins, all of which have come in her last six races. It's a bit disappointing that her last race, the Grade 1 British Champions Fillies' & Mares' Stakes resulted in a fifth place finish. This race will be against a much better field than that.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Picks

For as much as we would love to go against Lady Eli, we just can't do it. It's really hard to go against what we perceive to be the best horse in this field. Catch a Glimpse has been running cold, and often times, horses who lose for the first time in a long time end up going on bad skids they sometimes don't get out of. Lady Eli's one blip on the radar came on a day where she was back on the track for the first time in over a year. That's more than good enough for us.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Odds: Lady Eli

What's unique about the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is that you basically have to win your way into the field. There are 14 slots open for this race, but 12 of the 14 are going to be taken up by winners of "Win and You're In" races. Of course, several of the races end up being won by the same fillies or mares, and there are always those who win these races and don't end up coming to the Breeders' Cup or run in other Breeders' Cup races, so in actuality, there are more spots open than this. However, if you want to ensure your spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, you'd better win one of these 12 races.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf "Win and You're In" Races

Race Location When Run
Paddock Stakes Kenilworth January
Queen of the Turf Stakes Randwick Racecourse April
Gran Premio Pamplona Hipdromo de Monterrico June
Belmont Oaks Belmont Park July
Beverly D. Stakes Arlington Park August
Yorkshire Oaks York Racecourse August
T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis Baden-Baden Race Track September
Matron Stakes Leopardstown September
Canadian Stakes Woodbine Race Track September
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes Belmont Park October
Rodeo Drive Stakes Santa Anita Park October
Prix de l'Opera Longchamp Racecourse October

Though there tends to be a bit of international flare in each of the Breeders' Cup races, there aren't any which are as eclectic as this. There are qualifying races in South Africa, Australia, Peru, England, Germany, Ireland, Canada, France and the United States, and generally speaking, the winners of these races are considered to be amongst the best fillies or mares their country has to offer. This truly is a world championship race if there is such a thing.

List of Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Age Time
2015 Stephanie's Kitten Irad Ortiz Chad Brown 6 1:56.22
2014 Dayatthespa Javier Castellano Chad Brown 5 2:01.40
2013 Dank Ryan Moore Michael Stoute 4 1:58.73
2012 Zagora Javier Castellano Chad Brown 4 1:59.70
2011 Perfect Shirl John Velazquez Roger Attfield 4 2:18.62
2010 Shared Account Edgar Prado Graham Motion 4 2:17.74
2009 Midday Tom Queally Henry Cecil 3 1:59.14
2008 Forever Together Julien Leparoux Jonathan Sheppard 4 2:01.58
2007 Lahudood Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin 4 2:22.75
2006 Oujia Board Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 5 2:14.55
2005 Intercontinental Rafael Bejarano Robert Frankel 5 2:02.34
2004 Oujia Board Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop 3 2:18.25
2003 Islington Kieren Fallon Michael Stoute 4 1:59.13
2002 Starine John Velazquez Robert Frankel 5 2:03.57
2001 Banks Hill Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre 3 2:00.36
2000 Perfect Sting Jerry Bailey Joe Orseno 4 2:13.07
1999 Soaring Softly Jerry Bailey James Toner 4 2:13.89

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Notes

Don't let all of the various times fool you over the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. This race has been contested at a number of different distances over the years, including last year when it was run at 1 3/16 miles for the first (and perhaps the only) time. This really is a grueling test for fillies who aren't used to being asked to run 1 1/4 miles for sure, and the winner of this race is going to be known for sure as one of the best fillies or mares in the world.

Turf horses tend to get better with age, so it isn't surprising that there aren't a lot of three-year old fillies who have won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Midday did it in 2009, while Banks Hill did so in 2001. All of the other winners have been at least four years old. For the first time last year, a six-year old won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, as Stephanie's Kitten came away victorious.

Oujia Board is the only horse to win the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf multiple times, and she did it with a gap in the middle, winning in 2004 and 2006.

Jerry Bailey, Kieren Fallon, John Velazquez and Javier Castellano have all won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf twice to tie the record for the most wins by a jockey in this race's history.

Chad Brown is a three-time winning trainer at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, including winning it in each of the last two years with Stephanie's Kitten and Dayatthespa.

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Contenders

Post Horse Trainer Odds
1 Sea Calisi Chad Brown 8/1
2 Catch a Glimpse Mark Casse 12/1
3 Seventh Heaven Aidan O'Brien 3/1
4 Avenge Richard Mandella 15/1
5 Al's Gal Michael Maker 15/1
6 Zipessa Michael Stidham 20/1
7 Sentiero Italia Kiaran McLaughlin 12/1
8 Lady Eli Chad Brown 5/2
9 Ryans Charm Patrick Gallagher 30/1
10 Kitcat Juan Silva 20/1
11 Queen's Trust Sir Michael Stoute 6/1
12 Pretty Perfect Aidan O'Brien 15/1
13 Nuovo Record Makoto Saito 12/1

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