By Jarrod Horak
The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint was introduced at Monmouth Park in 2007 and Maryfield was the initial winner for trainer Doug O’Neill. This race has been held at Santa Anita seven times, and the 2023 renewal will be held at the Great Race Place on Saturday, Nov. 4. They will be traveling seven panels on the main track.
Recent BC Filly & Mare Sprint Results
Goodnight Olive stalked and scored from post 8 as the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint favorite in 2022. She was exiting a victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga.
Ce Ce won this race in 2021 as my value top choice and she was exiting a victory in the Chillingworth (G3) at Santa Anita.
Sophomore fillies won three straight editions of this race from 2018-2020 (Shamrock Rose, Covfefe, Gamine). Bar of Gold upset the 2017 Filly & Mare Sprint at Del Mar and she was turning back after running 6th in the Grade 1 Spinster at 1 1/8 miles.
Finest City defeated Wavell Avenue in the 2016 Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita and was exiting a place finish in the Grade 2 John C. Mabee at a mile and an eighth on turf. Wavell Avenue won the 2015 Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland and she was exiting a runner-up finish in the Gallant Bloom (G2).