Meet the Contenders for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff

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From left to right: Malathaat, Clairiere, and Nest are three leading contenders for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.  (Eclipse Sportswire/Eclipse Sportswire/Coady Photography)

The 39th running of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff will be held Nov. 5 at Keeneland Race Course, and the $2 million race serves as the marquee race for female racehorses during a powerful two-day, 14-race slate of World Championships races. This year’s Distaff drew a strong group of older females, led by Juddmonte Spinster Stakes winner Malathaat, and talented 3-year-olds led by Beldame Stakes winner Nest.

America’s Best Racing has put together a comprehensive slideshow of the fillies and mares expected to compete in this year’s Distaff to give racing fans a feel for each of the contenders. For most of the horses on target for the race, we were able to find at least one nice close-up image, workout photo, and racing photo to bring readers closer to the Distaff runners. This slideshow will be updated once pre-entries for the race become available.

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