Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile

  • 2018 Location: Churchill Downs
  • Inaugural Race: 2007
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 Furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2018 Purse: $1.0 million
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, November 3rd

Breeders' Cup 2018 at Churchill Downs


2018 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile – Challenge Series Winners

Find out who’s in so far for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile:

HORSE JOCKEYTRAINERCHALLENGE RACE WON
Bee JerseyRicardo Santana, Jr.Steven M. AsmussenMetropolitan Handicap
Catalina Crusier Drayden Van Dyke John W. SadlerPat O'Brien Stakes
WhitmoreRicardo Santana, Jr.Ron MoquettForego Stakes

Recent Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile News

October 8th, 2017


Dirt Mile Race History

The Breeders’ Cup began in 1984 as a single-day event, but expanded to a two-day event in 2007. The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile came into existence in 2007, and was part of the World Championships’ first day of expansion. The first two Dirt Mile races were not graded, but the American Graded Stakes Committee upgraded the race to grade-one status in 2009.

The Dirt Mile is a one-mile (or eight-furlong) race, usually run on a dirt surface, left-handed for three-year-olds and up and features a purse of $1 million. Since inception, the Dirt Mile has been won by horses aged 3, 4, 5, and 6. As part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” prep race qualifying circuit, the Dirt Mile division awards up to three automatic berths each year.

The first ever running of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in 2007 was won by the four-year-old Corinthian.


Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile:

Speed record

1:33.41
Albertus Maximus (2008)

Most Wins by a Jockey

2
Rafael Bejarano (2013, 2014)

Most Wins by a Trainer

2
Jerry Hollendorfer (2010, 2017)

Most Wins by an Owner

2
W.C. Racing (2013, 2014)

Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Dirt Milerace.

YEARHORSEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2017Battle Of MidwayFlavien PratJerry HollendorferDon Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm LLC1:35.20
2016TamarkuzMike E. SmithKiaran McLaughlinShadwell Stables1:35.72
2015Liam's MapJavier CastellanoTodd PletcherTeresa Viola Racing Stables1:34:54
2014GoldencentsRafael BejaranoLeandro MoraW. C. Racing1:35.19
2013GoldencentsRafael BejaranoDoug O'NeillW. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing1:35:12
2012TapizarCorey NakataniSteven AsmussenWinchell Thoroughbreds LLC1:35.34
2011Caleb's PosseR. MaraghD. Von HemelMcNeil Stables, LLC and Cheyenne Stables, LLC1:35:59
2010Dakota PhoneJ. RosarioJ. HollendorferJohn Carver, Halo Farms, George Todaro and Jerry Hollendorfer1:35.29
2009Furthest LandJ. LeparouxM. MakerKenneth L. and Sarah K Ramsey1:35:50
2008Albertus MaximusG. GomezV. CerinBrandon L. and Marianne Chase1:33.41
2007CorinthianK. DesormeauxJ. JerkensCentennial Farms1:39:06