TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)
Distance: 1 Mile (Turf)
Conditions: 3 Year Olds and Up
Distance: $2 Million
Post Time: 6:07pm
A total of 13 horses were pre-entered for the Mile, and all 13 stayed in for the final entries on October 31.
The Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) is one of the original seven World Championships races, two of which are on the turf. Over its history it has generally drawn the largest fields, and by its design attracted many European horses. It has always been run at 1 mile on the turf, which is usually a 2 turn event, with the notable exceptions of Belmont Park (Widener Turf) and Woodbine Racetrack (1996 only) where it is run around 1 turn. Unlike other Breeders' Cup races, the Mile seems to the be the race that is conducive to repeat winners, with Miesque winning in 1987 (Hollywood) and 1988 (Churchill), Lure winning in 1992 (Gulfstream) and 1993 (Santa Anita), and most recently Goldikova winning three in a row, 2008 and 2009 at Santa Anita and then 2010 at Churchill Downs. The record time for the race is Val Royal's blistering clocking of 1:32.05 at Belmont Park in 2001, while the slowest was Ridgewood Pearl's time of 1:43.65 over the rain-soaked Widener Turf Course, also at Belmont Park. The longest shot to come home first in the Mile was Last Tycoon in 1986 who paid $73.80, while the lowest win payoff is a tie between 1993 winner Lure and 2010 winner Goldikova, who each paid $4.60; coincidentally both are repeat winners. The race has had a number of title or presenting sponsors over the years, starting with Michelob Brewery (1984-1986), followed by Merv Griffin's Paradise Island Resort and Casino (1989), Toyota (1990-1992), Buick (1996), National Car Rental (1997-1999), NetJets (2002-2007) and then Television Games Network (2009 to present). There are six Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" races: the Doncaster Mile (Australia), Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (France), Shoemaker Mile (California), Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Canada), Shadwell Turf Mile (Kentucky), and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (United Kingdom).
- Free past performances - from Equibase for all 15 races
- Free Breeders' Cup past performances - from BRISnet.com for all 15 races
- Free Prep Replays - listed by date in reverse chronological order
- Thoroughbred Times Mile coverage - news, contenders, history, and more.
- Blood Horse Mile Coverage - news, contender list, past winners, etc.
- Daily Racing Form Mile coverage - Full coverage with lots of news, stats, and other info.
- Breeders' Cup Mile coverage - News, points, polls, online pre video replays, and bios for all the contenders from Breeders' Cup
- Mile Points Standings - from the Breeders' Cup
- Mile contenders - from Chef-de-Race.com including dosage and pedigree info.
- Dosage and pedigree info for past Mile winners - from Steve Roman at Chef-de-Race.com
- Breeders' Cup Weather - What will the weather be like at Churchill Downs on November 4 and 5? Here are lots of places to find out!
- Back to Breeders' Cup Contenders main page
- Breeders' Cup Links - the full list
- Breeders' Cup Traditions - find out about the permanent Breeders' Cup trophy, the Torrie horse, the flower blankets for the winners, and the official "Down the Stretch" cocktail.
- Breeders' Cup Field Selection Rules - Details of how they determine which horses get in each race at pre-entry time.
- The Breeders' Cup Championship Day - The official page for the Breeders' Cup championship races. Just about anything you need to know about it: results, video clips, and race calls for past years, and eventually nominations, entries, and results.
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Turf Sprint -
Dirt Mile -
Friday: Juvenile Sprint - Juvenile Fillies Turf - FandM Sprint - Juvenile Fillies - FandM Turf - Ladies' Classic
Click each horse's name to view a full profile with lots of info
Note: - * by the horse's name indicates he is guaranteed a spot in the field due to winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge Win and You're In race.
|1||Goldikova||Freddie Head||Olivier Peslier||7-5|
|2||Zoffany||Aidan O'Brien||Ryan Moore||20-1|
|3||Courageous Cat *||Bill Mott||Pat Valenzuela||8-1|
|4||Mr. Commons||John Shirreffs||Mike Smith||20-1|
|5||Gio Ponti *||Christophe Clement||Ramon Dominguez||4-1|
|6||Get Stormy||Thomas Bush||Garrett Gomez||15-1|
|7||Jeranimo||Michael Pender||Martin Garcia||20-1|
|8||Byword||Andre Fabre||Maxime Guyon||12-1|
|9||Court Vision||Dale Romans||Robby Albarado||30-1|
|10||Sidney's Candy||Todd Pletcher||John Velazquez||15-1|
|11||Strong Suit||Richard Hannon||Richard Hughes||10-1|
|12||Compliance Officer||Bruce Brown||Alex Solis||30-1|
|13||Turralure *||Charles Lopresti||Julien Leparoux||8-1|