Bet on the Regret Stakes
The Regret Stakes is held annually as part of the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs and is a Grade 3 event for three-year-old fillies. The race was originally contested at six furlongs on the dirt from the inaugural running in 1970 until 1987 – from there, the race switched surfaces to grass and was held at one mile. Currently, the Regret Stakes is a mile and an eighth on turf and offers a purse of $100,000.
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Regret Stakes Betting Odds
Despite a compact field of six in 2015, the payouts were still generous in the Regret Stakes. Prado’s Sweet Ride, the second-longest price on the board at odds of nearly 10-1, won and with the favorite, Don’t Leave Me, finishing fourth the trifecta paid out to $223.20. That trifecta could have been worth even more if the wager had been placed through an online site like Bovada which offers generous cash back incentives. With 3% win-or-lose rebates on all straight wagers and 5% back on exotics, horseplayers are able to maximize betting value at Bovada’s racebook.
2016 Regret Stakes Contenders
The field for the 2016 running of the Regret Stakes has been assembled and the race has drawn a competitive and wide open field of three-year-old fillies. With no clear-cut favorite, the race should offer some value.
Auntie Joy has been tabbed as the favorite at odds of 3-1 and is by Uncle Mo, the hottest freshman sire at stud. His offspring have proven to be versatile and can win on turf or dirt, going long or short and he was represented by Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby (G1). This filly is trying for her first black-type win and was second in the Edgewood Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.
Her main opposition may come from the powerhouse Chad Brown barn with Noble Beauty. The bay daughter of Kitten’s Joy will have Julian Leparoux aboard who is freshly back from a trip to Royal Ascot with champion Tepin in the Queen Anne (G1). Noble Beauty is stepping up to graded stakes company.
Here is the field for the 2016 Regret Stakes along with morning line odds.
- Gone Away, 6-1
- Quiet Business, 30-1
- Crooked Stick, 30-1
- Family Meeting, 6-1
- Noble Beauty, 7-2
- Try Your Luck, 7-2
- La Piba, 20-1
- Dothraki Queen, 10-1
- Fuhriously Kissed, 50-1
- Wessex, 6-1
- Auntie Joy, 3-1
Did you know?
The Regret Stakes is named after the champion filly Regret who became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby in 2015. She was an undefeated two-year-old who made her first start as a three-year-old in the Run for the Roses. She had defeated male rivals in all three starts as a juvenile which came against stakes company in New York.
There have been three riders who have won the race three times each – James McKnight (1974, 1983 and 1985), Larry Melancon (1982, 1984, 2001) and Julian Leparoux (2006, 2008 and 2015). Trainer Bill Mott has saddled three winners of the race – Mrs. Revere (1984), Rosemont Risk (1986) and Maria Balastiere (1991).
At the current distance of a mile and an eighth on the turf, the stakes record is held by Lady of Venice who completed the race in 1:47.31 in 2006 for the jockey and trainer combination of Julian Leparoux and Patrick Biancone.