Despite breaking last in a field of 14, Chriselliam (IRE) powered her way to a 2 ½-length victory over Testa Rossi (FR) to win the 2013 Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. The victory gave trainer Charles Hills a Breeders’ Cup victory with his first Championships starter and it provided the ownership group of Willie Carson, Chris Wright and Emily Asprey with its first Breeders’ Cup victory and starter. Carson rode in the 1990 and 1991 Championships with his best finish from three mounts coming on Dayjur with a runner-up effort in the 1990 Sprint at Belmont Park.
Chriselliam gave jockey Richard Hughes his first Breeders’ Cup victory with his seventh mount in the Championships. The victory at Santa Anita was the second consecutive stakes win for Chriselliam but initial graded stakes victory.