Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile

  • 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
  • Inaugural Race: 2007
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 Furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2020 Purse: $1.0 million
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile - Results

Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
3
Spun to Run
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Juan Carlos Guerrero
$20.20
$7.00
$4.80
5
Omaha Beach
Mike E. Smith
Richard E. Mandella
$3.40
$2.40
8
Blue Chipper
Flavien Prat
Young-Kwan Kim
$6.00
10
Snapper Sinclair
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
2
Improbable
Rafael Bejarano
Bob Baffert
7
Coal Front
Javier Castellano
Todd A. Pletcher
4
Mr. Money
Gabriel Saez
W. Bret Calhoun
9
Diamond Oops
Julien R. Leparoux
Patrick L. Biancone
6
Ambassadorial
Jamie P. Spencer
Jane Chapple-Hyam
1
Giant Expectations
Jose L. Ortiz
Peter Eurton
Exotic Payouts:
  • Exacta (3-5) Paid: $28
  • Trifecta (3-5-8) Paid: $176
  • Superfecta (3-5-8-10) Paid: $571

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

Reference the boxes 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 Mile race.
YEARHORSEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2018
City of Light
Javier Castellano
Michael McCarthy
Mr. & Mrs. William K Warren Jr.
1:33.83
2017
Battle Of Midway
Flavien Prat
Jerry Hollendorfer
Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm LLC
1:35.20
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

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