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
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:
|1||Iron Fist||Steven M. Asmussen||Ricardo Santana Jr.||12-1|
|2||Giant Expectations||Peter A. Eurton||Gary Stevens||12-1|
|3||Sharp Azteca||Jorge Navarro||Paco Lopez||9-2|
|4||Gato Del Oro||Richard Baltas||Jose Ortiz||30-1|
|5||Awesome Slew||Mark E. Casse||John Velazquez||12-1|
|6||Mor Spirit||Bob Baffert||Mike Smith||3-1|
|7||Cupid||Bob Baffert||Rafael Bejarano||8-1|
|8||Accelerate||John W. Sadler||Victor Espinoza||7-2|
|9||Battle of Midway||Jerry Hollendorfer||Flavien Prat||10-1|
|10||Practical Joke||Chad C. Brown||Joel Rosario||6-1|
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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:
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.
|2016||Tamarkuz||Mike E. Smith||Kiaran McLaughlin||Shadwell Stables||1:35.72|
|2015||Liam's Map||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||Teresa Viola Racing Stables||1:34:54|
|2014||Goldencents||Rafael Bejarano||Leandro Mora||W. C. Racing||1:35.19|
|2013||Goldencents||Rafael Bejarano||Doug O'Neill||W. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing||1:35:12|
|2012||Tapizar||Corey Nakatani||Steven Asmussen||Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC||1:35.34|
|2011||Caleb's Posse||R. Maragh||D. Von Hemel||McNeil Stables, LLC and Cheyenne Stables, LLC||1:35:59|
|2010||Dakota Phone||J. Rosario||J. Hollendorfer||John Carver, Halo Farms, George Todaro and Jerry Hollendorfer||1:35.29|
|2009||Furthest Land||J. Leparoux||M. Maker||Kenneth L. and Sarah K Ramsey||1:35:50|
|2008||Albertus Maximus||G. Gomez||V. Cerin||Brandon L. and Marianne Chase||1:33.41|
|2007||Corinthian||K. Desormeaux||J. Jerkens||Centennial Farms||1:39:06|