2022 Beverly D. Stakes at a Glance

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The Beverly D. Stakes may not call Arlington International home any more, but as it moves to Churchill Downs it remains a top stakes for female turf filles and mares. Some of the sport’s best female turf runners won the stakes during its years at Arlington, and Saturday’s renewal once again features some worthy candidates for Grade 1 honors.

Beverly D. Stakes

Racetrack: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
Date: Aug. 13
Purse: $500,000
Distance: 1 1/8 miles turf
Race: 5
Post Time: 3:01 p.m., ET
Notable winners: Santa Barbara (2021), Sistercharlie (2018, 2019), Dacita (2017), Dank (2013), Stacelita (2011), Memories of  Silver (2009), Hatoof (1994), Flawlessly (1993).
First held: 1987

The Beverly D. is a “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series race for the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf granting the winner an expenses-paid berth in the Nov. 5 race at Keeneland.

1. Dalika (8-1): She has not showed much in Grade 1 stakes and should face some early pressure here. She could figure in the exotics but a victory seems unlikely.

JOCKEY: Brian J. Hernandez Jr.; TRAINER: Al Stall Jr.

2. Family Way (3-1): She was a game second in her last two starts, including her last start in the Grade 1 New York Stakes. She’s been no worse than second in her last four races and looks hard to beat here.

JOCKEY: Tyler GaffalioneTRAINER: Brendan Walsh

3. Princess Grace (3-1): Jumped back on the winning track last time, taking the Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes for a second straight year. On her best race, she can be a main factor and the small field should allow her to work out a good trip.

JOCKEY: Florent Geroux; TRAINER: Michael Stidham

Rougir (NYRA/Joe Labozzetta)

4. Rougir (2-1): She disappointed in her last two starts after opening 2022 with an impressive win in the Beaugay Stakes for trainer Chad Brown. She had some trouble in her last start, when she finished fourth in the Grade 1 Diana Stakes, and is certainly capable of a winning effort in this field.

JOCKEY: Manny Franco; TRAINER: Chad Brown

5. Lily Pond (5-2): The European shipper comes off a Group 2 win at the distance and hails from the barn of leading European trainer Aidan O’Brien. She turned in a much improved effort last time to win that stakes and might be coming into a top form cycle as she arrives in the United States.

JOCKEY: John Velazquez; TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien

THE PICK: Family Way

TRIFECTA: 2-4-5


2022 Beverly D. S.
August 13th, 2022

Winning Time: 1:46.31
  • Purse: $500,000
  • Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
  • Age: 3 yo's & up
  • Surface: Turf
  • Winning Time: 1:46.31
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
1 Dalika (GER)
$17.02
$6.80
$3.44
2nd
3 Princess Grace
$5.10
$2.96
3rd
2 Family Way
$2.28
5th
4 Rougir (FR)
Payoff
Pick 3
5-7-1
5-7-1
$176
Pick 4
3-5-7-1
3-5-7-1
$1,554
Pick 5
1-3-5-7-1
1-3-5-7-1
$19,081
Daily Double
7-1
7-1
$39
Exacta
1-3
1-3
$68
Trifecta
1-3-2
1-3-2
$49
Payoff
Pick 3
5-7-1
5-7-1
$176
Pick 4
3-5-7-1
3-5-7-1
$1,554
Pick 5
1-3-5-7-1
1-3-5-7-1
$19,081
Daily Double
7-1
7-1
$39
Exacta
1-3
1-3
$68
Trifecta
1-3-2
1-3-2
$49

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