Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile

  • 2017 Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
  • Inaugural Race: 2007
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 Furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2017 Purse: $1.0 million
  • 2017 Race Date: Friday, November 3rd
Breeders' Cup 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Odds & Entries

Here are the official entries, odds, and post positions for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile:

PPHORSETRAINERJOCKEYODDS
1Iron FistSteven M. AsmussenRicardo Santana Jr.12-1
2Giant ExpectationsPeter A. EurtonGary Stevens12-1
3Sharp AztecaJorge NavarroPaco Lopez9-2
4Gato Del OroRichard BaltasJose Ortiz30-1
5Awesome SlewMark E. CasseJohn Velazquez12-1
6Mor SpiritBob BaffertMike Smith3-1
7CupidBob BaffertRafael Bejarano8-1
8AccelerateJohn W. SadlerVictor Espinoza7-2
9Battle of MidwayJerry HollendorferFlavien Prat10-1
10Practical JokeChad C. BrownJoel Rosario6-1

Mor Spirit the one to beat in Dirt Mile


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2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Preview and Picks


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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 two 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

1
(Tie between all winners)

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
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