Maximum field of 14 fight to become top female racer in Breeders' Cup Distaff


Ladies' night at Keeneland Park will take place this Friday for the Breeders' Cup Distaff. With Beholder electing to not run in this race and try her hand at the Classic instead, the field has really opened up. As a result, there are 15 entries, one beyond the maximum allowed of 14. Peace and War will be the alternative starter if anyone scratches between now and Friday morning, but whether she is or is not involved, this will be a fantastic race.

The number of Grade 1 wins between these top fillies and mares in this year's race is borderline absurd. Of the 14, 10 have won at least one Grade 1 race in their careers, while all but one of the 14 have placed at least second in a Grade 1 outing.

1: I'm a Chatterbox (8/1) – Here we have a two-time Grade 1 winner, most recently at the Cotillion Stakes at Parx Casino in September. I'm a Chatterbox has never had a 100 Beyer Speed Rating in a race in her career, but she's got a knack for coming on strong at the tail ends of races, even against some of the biggest fields in horse racing.

2: Frivolous (30/1) – A win at 19 to 1 at the Fall City Handicap last November is what really bolstered the career of Frivolous. Since then, she's had mixed results, including a woeful fourth at the Spinster Stakes here at Keeneland four weeks ago.

3: Salama (50/1) – International fillies and mares don't typically fare well in races like this, and that's what's up with the long odds on Salama. She has only run one race here at Keeneland, a second place finish in an optional claiming race. That's not a good sign for success in the Distaff.

4: Stopchargingmaria (5/1) – The winner of the Black Eyed Susan since has five wins in graded stakes races. Stopchargingmaria is one of the richest mares in horse racing right now with just under $2 million in career earnings.

5: Calamity Kate (30/1) – She was supposed to be an afterthought in the Cotillion Stakes but ended up getting out of the blocks in a hurry to take the lead. Whereas most would back down against a good field, Calamity Kate finished second best in an awesome field. Her speed ratings aren't great, but she clearly has a big heart and has been working out well of late.

6: My Sweet Addiction (20/1) – Another mare without great Beyer Speed Ratings. Replace the name Calamity Kate with the name My Sweet Addiction, and replace Cotillion Stakes with Zenyatta Stakes and you've got the bio already for this horse. My Sweet Addiction's biggest win was at the Grade 1 Vanity Stakes, proving that she can indeed beat some of the best in the world.

7: Wedding Toast (4/1) – The favorite at the Distaff probably doesn't have the most impressive resume. What do we love about Wedding Toast, though? She's won three straight races, the last two of which were at the Grade 1 level.

8: Curalina (12/1) – Will probably be the most bet upon horse proportionate to her odds on Friday. The offspring of the great Curlin, Curalina has hit the board in all seven of her career races, including winning four of the six this year.

9: Stellar Wind (12/1) – She won the Torrey Pines at Del Mar in August, giving her five wins in her last six races. The one loss though, was at the Kentucky Oaks, which has to give bettors some pause after that fourth place finish.

10: Yahilwa (20/1) – This is probably the last time we'll see her on the track at five years old, especially with just six wins in 30 races.

11: Untapable (5/1) – Many wondered if Untapable would try her luck along with Beholder in the Classic, but she elected to stay here amongst the girls. She's a favorite virtually everywhere she goes, but bettors should be wary after she failed as the favorite in four straight races.

12: Got Lucky (6/1) – The winner of the Spinster Stakes has a huge edge here, knowing that she has what it takes to win here at Keeneland.

13: Warren's Veneda (30/1) – It's tough to like a horse which hasn't won since March and isn't used to running on the East Coast. That said, Warren's Veneda has a lot of experience and just under $1 million in career earnings on her side.

14: Sheer Drama (9/2) – The outside post is the only thing keeping Sheer Drama from being the favorite at the Distaff. She's posted at least a 105 Beyer three times in her last six races, and she's won back-to-back Grade 1 starts.

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