SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Contenders

Paradise Woods, left, Midnight Bisou, center, and Blue Prize, right, and three of the leading contenders for the Nov. 2 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Park. (Eclipse Sportswire/Coady Photography/Coady Photography)

The $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff is the signature race restricted to fillies and mares at the 2019 World Championships, which will be held Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Southern California.

America’s Best Racing has put together a comprehensive slideshow of the horses expected to compete in this year’s Distaff to give racing fans a feel for each of the contenders. For most of the females pre-entered, we were able to find a nice close-up image, a workout photo, and a racing photo to brings readers closer to the Distaff runners, who are listed alphabetically.

NBC Sports will televise 13 of the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races, starting on the Breeders' Cup "Future Stars Friday" program with five races, and continuing on Saturday with eight more, including the 1 1/8-mile Distaff.

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