Breeders' Cup DistaffArcadia, CA Santa Anita Park
The Distaff brings together the best female dirt horses for a championship showdown at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. This race was won by the great Zenyatta at Santa Anita in 2009. Formerly known as the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the race was part of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup program in 1984.
Only Royal Delta and Bayakoa have won the race twice in addition to Bill Mott winning the race for three consecutive years between 2010 and 2012 with Unrivaled Belle and Royal Delta. Jockey Mike Smith has the most wins of any jockeys in the race with five with Mott also leading the most wins in the Breeders' Cup Distaff with five wins as well.
From 2007 to 2012 the Breeders' Cup Distaff was renamed the Ladies' Classic but it was switched back to the Distaff title in 2013.
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- Date of Race: October 31, 2014
- Current Purse: $2,000,000
- Location: Arcadia, CA
- Track: Santa Anita Park
- Distance: 1 1/8 miles
- Surface: Dirt
- Horse Age: 3-year-olds and older, fillies and mares
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- Fastest Time (since 1976): 1:46.15 (Inside Information, 1995)
- Greatest Winning Margin (since 1976): 13 1/2 lengths
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