2017 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 Del Mar Racetrack on Saturday, November 4 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. Post-time is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.

2017 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at a Glance

Race Distance: 1 1/8 miles (run at various distances)

Record (at 1 1/8 miles furlongs): N/A Purse: $2 million Qualification: 3-year olds and up (fillies and mares)

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Opening Odds

Lady Eli (#9): 5/2

Grand Jete (#8): 6/1

Cambodia (#6): 8/1 Dacita (#7): 8/1 Avenge (#12): 8/1 Rhododendron (#14): 8/1 War Flag (#1): 12/1 Queen's Trust (#10): 12/1 Goodyearforroses (#13): 12/1

Senga (#2): 20/1 Zipessa (#4): 20/1

Wuheida (#5): 20/1

Nezwaah (#11): 20/1

Birdie Gold (#3): 30/1

The divide between Lady Eli and the rest of the field in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a pretty wide one, yet the only reason it's as small as it is, is due to smallest of margins a year ago at this time.

The perception of Lady Eli would have been much different had she won this race last year. That said, she was pipped by Queen's Trust at the wire by a nose. The hard-charging British mare ran a beauty of a final few furlongs to pick up what is still her most recent victory.

That said, Queen's Victory's win last year looks like a bit of a fluke, leaving Lady Eli more or less by herself. She's the 5 to 2 favorite and a deserving one at that. Toss in the fact that seemingly every other major contender in this field was pushed to the outside of the draw, and it's easy to see why bettors are flocking to her for this race.

Lady Eli isn't going to be an odds-on favorite at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf race, but there's a good chance she goes off the board as one of the biggest favorites of the entire Breeders' Cup regardless of division.

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Qualifying

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 11 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

Beverly D. Stakes

Arlington Park

August

Yorkshire Oaks

York Racecourse

August

T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis

Baden-Baden Race Track

September

Matron Stakes

Leopardstown

September

Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes

Belmont Park

October

Rodeo Drive Stakes

Santa Anita Park

October

Prix de l'Opera

Longchamp Racecourse

October

First Lady Stakes

Keeneland 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

2016

Queen's Trust

Frankie Dettori

Michael Stoute

3

1:57.75

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. For the first time in 2017, this will be a 1 1/8-mile race, down from the 1 1/4 miles it was contested at last year. The logic in shortening this race is that it was really a grueling affair for the lady turfers, though this is the shortest this race has ever been after running it at 1 1/4 miles, 1 3/16 miles and 1 3/8 miles in the past.

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 in 2015, 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, Frankie Dettori 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. Michael Stoute joined him on the list of three-time winners of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf race when he sent Queen's Trust to the winner's circle.

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