The American Champion Female Turf Horse
award is an American Thoroughbred horse racing
honor. It is part of the Eclipse Awards
program and is awarded annually to a female horse (filly
) for her performance on grass race courses
Until 1978 it was awarded to either a male or female horse. During this time, Dahlia was the only filly voted Best Turf Horse. In 1979 an individual category was created for each of the sexes.