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World Championships Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic

Entries and Post Positions


2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

Updated October 31, 2011

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) (formerly named the Distaff)
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
Conditions: 3 Year Olds and Up Fillies and Mares
Purse: $2 Million
Post Time: 7:30pm Eastern

A total of 15 horses were pre-entered in the Ladies' Classic but only 10 made the final field on October 31, as several opted to go in other races.

The Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) is one of the original seven Championship races. It has been run at 1 1/8 miles on the main (dirt or synthetic) track since the 1988 renewal; the first four runnings were contested at 1 1/4 miles. It was originally named the Breeders' Cup Distaff, but was renamed the Ladies' Classic in 2008, which was also the year it was moved from Saturday to the new "Ladies Day" Breeders' Cup Friday. No European-raced or bred filly or mare has won, but three South Americans, Bayakoa in 1989 and 1990, and Paseana in 1992, took home the trophy, as well as one Canadian, Dance Smartly in 1991. The fastest running at the 1 1/8 mile distance was 1:46.15 by Inside Information over a muddy track at Belmont Park in 1995, with Zenyatta's winning time of 1:46.85 over the Santa Anita synthetic in 2008 the second fastest. The slowest Ladies' Classic/Distaff was Personal Ensign's 1:52.00 in 1988. Bayakoa is the only repeat winner of the Ladies' Classic/Distaff, in 1989 and 1990. Four winners share the lowest win payoff of $3.00, Lady's Secret in 1986, Personal Ensign in 1988, Dance Smartly in 1991, and Zenyatta in 2008, while the highest win mutuel in the race's history was 2000 winner Spain at $113.80 followed by 1994 winner One Dreamer who paid $96.20, both of which were at Churchill Downs. By far the saddest moment in Breeders' Cup history occurred during the 1990 running at Belmont Park, when favorite Go for Wand broke down while in front of Bayakoa at the 1/16 pole, and had to be put down on the track.

Main Breeders' Cup Entries and Post Positions page

Saturday: Marathon - Juvenile Turf - Sprint - Turf Sprint - Dirt Mile - Turf - Juvenile - Mile - Classic
Friday: Juvenile Sprint - Juvenile Fillies Turf - FandM Sprint - Juvenile Fillies - FandM Turf - Ladies' Classic

Click each horse's name to view a full profile with lots of info

Note: - * by the horse's name indicates she is guaranteed a spot in the field due to winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge Win and You're In race.

1Miss MatchNeil DrysdaleGarrett Gomez10-1
2PachattackGerard ButlerRajiv Maragh12-1
3It's TrickyKiaran McLaughlinRamon Dominguez5-1
4Satan's Quick ChickJeff OdintzEdgar Prado30-1
5Ask the Moon *Martin WolfsonJavier Castellano6-1
6Royal DeltaBill MottJose Lezcano5-2
7Ultra Blend *Art ShermanDavid Flores8-1
8Plum PrettyBob BaffertRafael Bejarano2-1
9Medaglia d'AmourBen CecilPat Valenzuela30-1
10Super EspressoTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez20-1

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