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Amid the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge is pushing through in the next few days. On November 6 and 7, 2020, the Keeneland Racecourse at Lexington, Kentucky, will showcase fourteen horse racing matches. The same with the recently concluded Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup does not allow the fans in the field.
One of the categories fans can expect at the Breeders’ Cup is the Distaff race. This competition is assigned to mares and fillies aging three-years-old and up. All entries will compete in the dirt track measuring a one ⅛ mile running-distance. The Breeders’ Cup Distaff this year has a pot prize worth $2,000,000.
As the Breeders’ Cup Distaff settles in a few days from now, don’t slack off and wait for the racing day to pick your bets. Today, you can check your dedicated horse racing site to know some free Breeders’ Cup picks about the colts joining the show.
To hype you up, here are some most popular Breeders’ Cup Distaff entrants to take note of.
Aside from being the only filly at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Swiss Skydiver is also one of the frontrunners in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. She recently closed the Triple Crown impressively by earning this year’s Preakness Stakes title. Before bidding at the Breeders’ Cup, Swiss Skydiver had won notable races like the Gulfstream Park Oaks, Santa Anita Oaks, Alabama Stakes, and Fantasy Stakes.
Trained by Michael W. McCarthy, Ce Ce participated at the Derby City Distaff Stakes last September 5, 2020, and earned the 4th place. Today, she’s one of the entrants to vie for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland.
Her other prominent achievements this year are the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (3rd), Santa Maria Stakes (3rd), Apple Boston Handicap (1st), and Beholder Mile Stakes (1st).
A sire of Candy Ride, Ollie’s Candy will take a chance at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff as one of the most popular entrants to bet. She made fifteen racing starts since debut and earned four titles. This year, she placed significantly in some prominent filly races like Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (2nd), Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (2nd), Ogden Phipps Stakes (3rd), Apple Blossom Handicap (2nd), and Beholder Mile Stakes (3rd).
Hard Not To Love
A La Brea Stakes and Santa Monica Stakes titleholder, Hard Not To Love, is making her debut run to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff this November. She is a sire of Hard Spun and an entry by John A. Shirreffs. Some of her significant placements this year include Zenyatta Stakes (2nd), Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (6th), Santa Maria Stakes (2nd), and Beholder Mile Stakes (2nd).
Bob Baffert is indeed present at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff as he sends Fighting Mad to compete with other fillies. She recently closed the Clement L. Hirsch with a bang and earned the title. Apart from that, Fighting Mad also accomplished races like Zenyatta Stakes (3rd), Santa Maria Stakes (1st), and Desert Stormer Stakes (4th).
Point of Honor
Trained by George Weaver and ridden by Javier Castellano, Point of Honor is heading her way to the Breeder’s Cup Distaff. She had accomplished six racing games since debut and gained three titles. Point of Honor’s placements this year include Beldame Stakes (2nd), Personal Ensign Stakes (3rd), Ogden Phipps Stakes (2nd), and Apple Blossom Handicap (3rd).
Last March 21, 2020, Bonny South closed the Fair Grounds Oaks by bringing home the bacon. Today, she will head on to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff to compete with other fillies she initially had a face-off. Bonny South has gained major placements this year, including George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2nd), Alabama Stakes (2nd), and Central Bank Ashland Stakes (4th).
The reigning Breeders’ Cup Distaff titleholder will vie for the same crown this year at Keeneland. Monomoy Girl, trained by Brad H. Cox, has completed two racing titles this year. Last July 11, 2020, she participated at the Ruffian Stakes and brought home the bacon. Besides, she also bagged the title at the La Troienne Stakes held last September 4, 2020.
Speech is the current titleholder of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes held last July 11, 2020. She will be an entry by Michael W. McCarthy at the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Besides her current title, Speech garnered placements in races like Kentucky Oaks (4th) and Santa Anita Oaks (2nd).
Securing the Beldame Stakes title last October 4, Horologist is joining the Breeders’ Cup Distaff this November. She is one of the fillies with the most records since debut. Her major placements this year include La Troienne Stakes (3rd), Molly Pitcher Stakes (1st), Apple Blossom Handicap (6th), and Nellie Morse Stakes (2nd).
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge does not only feature the world’s strongest colts. It also paves the way for well-accomplished fillies and mares. If you’d like to cheer and bet on your favorite female horses, get updated with the entries above as one of them can win this year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff title.