2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Pre-Entries

2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Pre-Entries

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In what is shaping up to be one of the greatest races in the history of the Breeders’ Cup, reigning Eclipse champions SongbirdStellar Wind, and Beholder will face off in a thrilling renewal of the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) on November 4th at Santa Anita.

Six other fillies and mares have been pre-entered in the nine-furlong race, including the grade I winners Carina Mia, Corona Del Inca, Curalina, Forever Unbridled, I’m a Chatterbox. In fact, the only entrant that hasn’t won a grade I race is Land Over Sea, who has finished second in two such races, including the prestigious Kentucky Oaks.

The complete list of pre-entries is as follows:

Beholder (Richard Mandella)
Carina Mia (Bill Mott)
Corona Del Inca (Guillermo Frenkel Santillan)
Curalina (Todd Pletcher)
Forever Unbridled (Dallas Stewart)
I’m a Chatterbox (Larry Jones)
Land Over Sea (Doug O’Neill)
Songbird (Jerry Hollendorfer)
Stellar Wind (John Sadler)

Carina Mia has first preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint
Curalina has first preference in the Filly & Mare Sprint

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W. A. Miller

This year will be the best breeders cup ever, I think, and I am overseas so will have to watch replays on a computer.
I can’t remember such a strong bunch of fillies & mares. That will be a horse race!Of course since I am from California and a acquaintance of Arthur Sherman, ( we both worked for Rex Ellsworth), I am hoping that his horse gets a good clean race & believe if he does be will win.