On a big weekend of action at Arlington Park, Illinois, as the Secretariat Stakes and Arlington Million are also run, every year in August, we see the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes.
An all-aged fillies and mares race run over one mile, one-and-a-half furlongs, the Beverly D. is worth $600,000 and is considered to be one of the top turf races in the country for females. The winner of this event gains automatic entry to that year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November.
A relatively recent addition to the schedule having been inaugurated in 1987, the Beverly D. Stakes takes spawned several female turf champions. Its honours board includes the names of Kostroma, Flawlessly, Hatoof, Timarida, Stacelita, Dank, and Sistercharlie, who won it twice in a row, all are considered top-class animals.