Breeders’ Cup Mile
- 2017 Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- Inaugural Race: 1984
- Distance: 1 mile (8 Furlongs)
- Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
- Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
- 2017 Purse: $2.0 million
- 2017 Race Date: Saturday, November 4th
2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile Odds & Entries
Here are the official entries, odds, and post positions for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile:
|1||Midnight Storm||Philip D'Amato||Tyler Baze||15-1|
|2||Heart to Heart||Brian A. Lynch||Julien Leparoux||6-1|
|3||Mr. Roary||George Papaprodromou||Tyler Conner||30-1|
|4||Lancaster Bomber||Aidan P. O'Brien||Seamie Heffernan||20-1|
|5||World Approval||Mark E. Casse||John Velazquez||9-2|
|6||Zelzal (FR)||Jean-Claude Rouget||Gregory Benoist||20-1|
|7||Om||Dan L. Hendricks||Drayden Van Dyke||20-1|
|8||Suedois (FR)||David O'Meara||Daniel Tudhope||6-1|
|9||Home of The Brave (IRE)||Hugo Palmer||Mike Smith||20-1|
|10||Ribchester (IRE)||Richard A. Fahey||William Buick||7-2|
|11||Ballagh Rocks||William I. Mott||Jose Lezcano||12-1|
|12||Roly Poly||Aidan P. O'Brien||Ryan Moore||6-1|
|13||Blackjackcat||Mark Glatt||Kent Desormeaux||15-1|
|14||Karar (GB)||Francis-Henri Graffard||Frankie Dettori||15-1|
World Approval, Ribchester head Breeders’ Cup Mile
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By Alastair Bull | November 2nd, 2017
2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile Preview and Picks
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By D.S. Williamson | October 24th, 2017
Breeders’ Cup Mile Race History
One of the seven foundation races when the Breeders’ Cup began in 1984, the Breeders’ Cup Mile is always one of the best turf mile races in the world. It has successfully brought together the best turf milers from the United States and Europe, and usually provides dramatic racing.
Won in its first year by Royal Heroine, the Mile became truly international at its third running when the French-trained Last Tycoon won. France was triumphant again in the next two years with the wonderful filly Miesque, who became the first dual Breeders’ Cup winner. Another famous European triumph came in 1990, when legendary English jockey Lester Piggott won on Royal Academy after coming out of retirement 10 days beforehand.
Lure became the first American dual winner of the Mile in 1992 and 1993, and Da Hoss became the second with a remarkable double in 1996 and 1998. Da Hoss was kept out of racing for nearly two years after his 1996 triumph, racing in just an allowance race in October 1998 prior to his second Mile triumph.
The 21st century has seen two particularly outstanding winners. The French mare Goldikova won the Mile in 2008, 2009, and 2010, three of 14 career group/grade 1 victories. She is the only horse to win the same Breeders’ Cup race three times, and she finished third in 2011 going for a fourth victory.
The year after Goldikova’s final attempt at the Mile, the outstanding Wise Dan arrived. He beat Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in 2012, and came from off the pace to beat Za Approval the next year. In both years, he was named Horse of the Year.
Classy mare Tepin was a very good winner in 2015, and finished second to Tourist after a wide run the following year.
Breeders’ Cup Mile – Race Records
Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Mile:
Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Mile
In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Mile race.
|2016||5||Tourist||Joel Rosario||Bill Mott||Winstar Farm||1:31.71|
|2015||4||Tepin||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse||Robert Masterson||1:36.69|
|2014||3||Karakontie (JPN)||Stephane Pasquier||Jonathan Pease||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:32.88|
|2013||6||Wise Dan||Jose Lezcano||Charles Lopresti||Morton Fink||1:32.47|
|2012||5||Wise Dan||J. Velazquez||Charles Lopresti||Morton Fink||1:31.78|
|2011||6||Court Vision||R. Albarado||D. Romans||Spendthrift Farm LLC||1:37:05|
|2010||5||Goldikova (IRE)||O. Peslier||F. Head||Wertheimer and Frere||1:35.16|
|2009||4||Goldikova (IRE)||O. Peslier||F. Head||Wertheimer and Frere||1:32.26|
|2008||3||Goldikova (IRE)||O. Peslier||F. Head||Wertheimer and Frere||1:33.40|
|2007||4||Kip Deville||C. Velasquez||R. Dutrow Jr.||IEAH Stables, et al.||1:39.78|
|2006||7||Miesque's Approval||E. Castro||M. Wolfson||Live Oak Plantation||1:34.75|
|2005||4||Artie Schiller||G. Gomez||J. Jerkens||Mrs. Thomas J. Walsh & Timber Bay Farm||1:36.10|
|2004||4||Singletary||D. Flores||D. Chatlos Jr.||Little Red Feather Racing||1:36.90|
|2003||3||Six Perfections (FR)||J. Bailey||P. Bary||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:33.86|
|2002||4||Domedriver (IRE)||T. Thulliez||P. Bary||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:36.88|
|2001||5||Val Royal (FR)||J. Valdivia Jr.||J. Canani||David S. Milch||1:32.05|
|2000||3||War Chant||G. Stevens||N. Drysdale||Marjorie & Irving Cowan||1:34.60|
|1999||4||Silic (FR)||C. Nakatani||J. Canani||J. T. Lanni, B. Schiappa, K. Poslosky et al||1:34.20|
|1998||5||Da Hoss||J. Velazquez||M. Dickinson||Prestonwood Farm & Wallstreet Stables||1:35.20|
|1997||4||Spinning World||C. Asmussen||J. Pease||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:32.60|
|1996||4||Da Hoss||G. Stevens||M. Dickinson||Prestonwood Farm & Wallstreet Stables||1:35.80|
|1995||3||Ridgewood Pearl (GB)||J. Murtagh||J. Oxx||Anne Coughlan||1:43.60|
|1994||4||Barathea (IRE)||L. Dettori||L. Cumani||Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum & G. Leigh||1:34.40|
|1993||4||Lure||M. Smith||C. McGaughey III||Claiborne Farm & Nicole Perry Gorman||1:33.40|
|1992||3||Lure||M. Smith||C. McGaughey III||Claiborne Farm & Nicole Perry Gorman||1:32.80|
|1991||5||Opening Verse||P. Valenzuela||R. Lundy||Allen E. Paulson||1:37.40|
|1990||3||Royal Academy||L. Piggott||M. O'Brien||Classic Thoroughbreds PLC||1:35.20|
|1989||6||Steinlen (GB)||J. Santos||D. Lukas||Wildenstein Stable||1:37.20|
|1988||4||Miesque||F. Head||F. Boutin||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:38.60|
|1987||3||Miesque||F. Head||F. Boutin||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.||1:32.80|
|1986||3||Last Tycoon (IRE)||Y. Saint-Martin||R. Collet||Richard C. Strauss||1:35.20|
|1985||5||Cozzene||W. Guerra||J. Nerud||Clover Racing Stables||1:35:00|
|1984||4||Royal Heroine (IRE)||F. Toro||J. Gosden||Robert E. Sangster||1:32:60|