2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

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The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies is a race for 2-year-old females.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Purse:$2,000,000Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 MilesAge: 2

The 2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies will be held Friday, November 3 at Santa Anita Park. Bet & watch the race with OffTrackBetting.com (OTB) - US Legal Online Wagering.

2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Results

Owner-breeder George Krikorian's Just F Y I ($16) put away odds-on favorite Tamara at the top of the stretch and went on to hold off Jody's Pride by a diminishing neck to win the 40th running of the $2 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) for 2-year-olds on a warm and sunny Friday afternoon at Santa Anita.

Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, Just F Y I completed the mile and a sixteenth on a fast main track in 1:44.58. It is the 13th Breeders' Cup victory for Mott and second for Alvarado but the first in the Juvenile Fillies for both.

Tamara, the daughter of three-time Breeders' Cup winner and heroine of the 2012 Juvenile Fillies Beholder, set the pace with Just F Y I tracking a couple of lengths back. On the turn, Alvarado sent Just F Y I after Tamara and collared her at the top of the stretch and quickly kicked clear.

Jody's Pride and second-choice Candied closed strongly but fell short of catching the winner with Candied another half-length back in third.

Just F Y I is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Justify out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare Star Act. Now undefeated in three starts, Just F Y I hiked her bankroll to $1,317,750 with Friday's $1,040,000 check.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Field & Odds

Conditions: 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 2-year-old fillies. Purse: $2 million. Post time: 5:40 p.m.

  • 1. Candied, Todd Pletcher, Luis Saez, 4-1
  • 2. Jody's Pride, Jorge Abreu, Flavien Prat, 15-1
  • 3. Scalable, Todd Pletcher, Jose Ortiz, 20-1
  • 4. Where's My Ring, Val Brinkerhoff, Victor Espinoza, 30-1
  • 5. Omaha Girl, Jorge Delgado, Umberto Rispoli, 30-1
  • 6. Chatalas, Mark Glatt, Antonio Fresu, 8-1
  • 7. Tamara, Richard Mandella, Mike Smith, 4-5
  • 8. Esprit Enchante, Peter Miller, Juan Hernandez, 20-1
  • 9. Brightwork, John Ortiz, Ricardo Santana Jr., 12-1
  • 10. Accommodate Eva, Dallas Stewart, John Velazquez, 30-1
  • 11. Life Talk, Todd Pletcher, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1
  • 12. Just F Y I, Bill Mott, Junior Alvarado, 8-1
  • 13. Alys Beach, Tom Amoss, Tyler Gaffalione, 30-1

2023 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Quotes

Winning trainer Bill Mott, Just FYI - "She broke tremendously. I was a little worried she was going to get a little too rank, but once she got position, she looked like she was settled down.

You had to worry about how fast they were going because the filly (Tamara) Mike (Smith) was on is pretty fast. We got lucky. We had a great trip and she came into the race in great order and she showed us what she could do."

Winning jockey Junior Alvarado, Just FYI - "You know I broke from the 12 (post position) and she broke very well. I nudged her a little bit out of there just to get some position and save some ground. She was there every step of the way helping me out. When I asked her, she was was all out there for me."

Trainer Jorge Abreu, second with Jody's Pride - "A great ride and a great finish. She put in a great effort. It was her third time out, third different track and I was stretching her out. I was concerned about the distance because she had never run this far before. Turning for home, I was screaming my head off. I thought she was going to get there. She is a real nice horse. We have liked her since Day One. I am beyond pleased and happy."

Jockey Flavien Prat, second with Jody's Pride - "We had a good trip. We took advantage of the draw and she was travelling well all the way around. Turning for home, it looked like the winner was going much better than I was. She was all game. She ran a good race and keep in mind this is the first time she was going long and two turns. She will step up from this race."

Trainer Todd Pletcher, third with Candied, fourth with Life Talk and fifth with Scalable - "I was concerned when Candied drew the one-hole. I knew that would be an issue. She got just a little fractious when they kicked and she just stumbled. Cost her some critical position. She was next to last going into the first turn and from that point on, he was always trying to work his way through traffic. I thought she put in a good run. Sometimes you think drawing inside is good, but in her case I didn't think it was good and it turned out to be something that I think cost us a better position, for sure.

"Life Talk we got a pretty good trip with. She was in a good stalking position kind of following the winner. She kind of ran on well, evenly.

"Scalable didn't show much speed, dropped back to last and put in a decent run."

Jockey Luis Saez, third with Candied - "She ran pretty good. She kind of stumbled from the gate but after that she recovered. She was coming. She finished running. I think she's going to have a pretty good future."

Trainer Richard Mandella, beaten favorite Tamara - We'll have to back up and give her a little chance to catch up, start over again. Simple as that. We'll hope everything is fine when she gets back. (Jockey Mike Smith) said she was pretty tired."

Jockey Mike Smith, beaten favorite Tamara - "I had a really good trip. I got banged away a little from the inside leaving the gate, but, look, that happens all the time. She was able to get over that, but that shouldn't have been something that prevented her from winning.. She went into the far turn, but her energy level just wasn't there today. When I did pull up she did make a little noise. So they're going to scope her to make sure her airwaves are clear. That's really it."

Just F Y I & War Like Goddess Ready for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Pre-entries have been officially announced for the 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships, taking place at Santa Anita, November 3rd and 4th. The Future Stars Friday card, which boasts five grade one two-year-old contests, is a showcase of young talent looking to headline racing's next chapter. In some cases, these youngsters carry not just hopes for the future, but indelible memories of the past.

Such is the case for Spendthrift Farm's homebred, and NetJets Juvenile Fillies contender, Tamara. Not only is she named for Tamara Gustavson, the daughter of the late, great B. Wayne Hughs, but the Bolt d'Oro filly is herself out of first-ballot Hall of Famer Beholder. The four-time Eclipse champion won the Juvenile Fillies in 2012, and two editions of the Distaff in 2013 and 2016, with a dismantling of the boys in the 2015 Pacific Classic on the resumé, as well.

Tamara has only had two career starts, but, under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, she has won both. She overcame the rail draw and a stumble from the gate to win on debut by 2-1/4 lengths. Then, in start two, she crushed her adversaries by 6-3/4 lengths in the G1 FanDuel Del Mar Debutante for her mother's own conditioner, yet another name in the Hall of Fame, Richard Mandella. Finishing 4th, beaten 12-3/4 lengths, in the Del Mar Debutante was Chatalas. She went on to triumph in the "Win and You're In" G2 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita for trainer Mark Glatt, jockey Antonio Fresu, and owners Rancho Temescal Thoroughbred Partners and Dan Agnew, the latter of which also bred this daughter of 2017's Horse of the Year and Classic winner, Gun Runner.

Gun Runner is a son of Candy Ride, and Candy Ride is also the sire of Candied, trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Like Tamara, Candied has won both career starts, and became a G1 winner in the second, which was the Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland, under pilot Luis Saez. Another two-for-two filly trained by a Hall of Famer who has secured her spot in the gate through the WAYI program is G1 Frizette victress Just F Y I for William Mott, owner/breeder Greg Krikorian, and rider Junior Alvarado. She is a daughter of Triple Crown champion, Justify, whose name comes up multiple times as sire on this card.

Breeders' Cup Press release by Ren Carothers

The $2M NetJets Juvenile Fillies on the Future Stars Friday card, with a full field of fourteen lasses going 8.5 furlongs on the main track.


Breeders' Cup Race Grade Purse Date
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Juvenile I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint I $1,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint I $1,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile I $1,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf I $2,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Sprint I $2,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Mile I $2,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Distaff I $2,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Turf I $4,000,000 November 4
Breeders' Cup Classic I $6,000,000 November 4

Recent Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2023 Just F Y I Junior Alvarado Bill Mott 1:44.58
2022 Wonder Wheel Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse 1:44.90
2021 Echo Zulu Joel Rosario Steve Asmussen 1:42.24
2020 Vequist Joel Rosario Robert Reid, Jr. 1:42.30
2019 British Idiom Javier Castellano Brad Cox 1:47.07
2018 Jaywalk Joel Rosario John Servis 1:43.62
2017 Caledonia Road Mike Smith Ralph Nicks 1:45.05
2016 Champagne Room Mario Gutierrez Peter Eurton 1.45.12
2015 Songbird Mike Smith Jerry Hollendorfer 1.42.73
2014 Take Charge Brandi Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas 1:41.95
2013 Ria Antonia Javier Castellano Jeremiah Englehart 1:43.02
2012 Beholder Garrett K. Gomez Richard E. Mandella 1:43.61
2011 My Miss Aurelia Corey Nakatani Steve Asmussen 1:46.00
2010 Awesome Feather Jeffrey Sanchez Stanley I. Gold 1:45.17
2009 She Be Wild Julien Leparoux Wayne Catalano 1:43.80
2008 Stardom Bound Mike Smith Christopher Paasch 1:40.99