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2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, November 5th.

Official Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 5, Post Time 1:10 pm (ET)

The BIG ASS FANS BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE (GI) is a one mile race for 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards. Horses entered are:

PPML OddsHorseJockey / Trainer
130-1 Slow Down AndyMario Gutierrez / Doug F. O'Neill
215-1 SimplificationLuis Saez / Antonio Sano
38-1 PipelineFlavien Prat / Chad C. Brown
420-1 Law ProfessorJose Ortiz / Rob Atras
57-2 GuniteTyler Gaffalione / Steven M. Asmussen
69-2 Laurel RiverIrad Ortiz, Jr. / Bob Baffert
75-2 Cody's WishJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott
830-1 InformativeAbner Adorno / Uriah St. Lewis
99-2 CyberknifeFlorent Geroux / Brad Cox
1012-1 Senor BuscadorFrancisco Arrieta / Todd W. Fincher
1130-1 Three TechniqueRafael Bejarano / Jason G. Cook

Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile:

6/10/2023Metropolitan HandicapUSA
8/26/2023Pat O'Brien StakesUSA
9/30/2023Ack Ack StakesUSA

Recent Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile News

How to bet the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Pre-entries for the Nov. 4-5 Breeders’ Cup at A well-matched field of 11 will go postward in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday. The race lacks a clear standout, and it’s also lacking a plethora of pace, so I will favor the contenders that figure to be forwardly placed in the early going.


History’s Top 10 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile performances

The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is one of the younger Breeders’ Cup races, dating back to 2007. But the past 15 years have produced an impressive roster of winners.


Breeders’ Cup: Dirt race trends

The biggest weekend in racing is rapidly approaching as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are set to be contested at Keeneland on Nov. 4-5. Two prior Cups were hosted by the historic Lexington, Kentucky venue, when the championships took place there in both 2015 and 2020. I will take a look back at those results to unveil some trends that might be worth exploring for this year’s edition.


2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Results and Payouts

Below are the final results and payouts for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile:

7Cody's WishJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott$6.32 / $3.76 / $2.92
9CyberknifeFlorent Geroux / Brad H. Cox$4.14 / $3.14
1Slow Down AndyMario Gutierrez / Doug F. O'Neill$6.30
5GuniteTyler Gaffalione / Steven M. Asmussen
4Law ProfessorJose L. Ortiz / Rob Atras
11Three TechniqueRafael Bejarano / Jason G. Cook
2SimplificationLuis Saez / Antonio Sano
10Senor BuscadorFrancisco Arrieta / Todd W. Fincher
3PipelineFlavien Prat / Chad C. Brown

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (7-9) Paid: $13.47
  • $0.50 Trifecta (7-9-1) Paid: $99.54
  • $0.10 Superfecta (7-9-1-5) Paid: $80.53

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The BC Dirt Mile History

The Dirt Mile started in 2007 with the addition of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series offering more races during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Goldencents is the only two-time winner of the Dirt Mile (2013, 2014). The 1-mile race record was set by Albertus Maximus in 2008 in a time of 1:33.41.

In the first 10 runnings of the Dirt Mile, the post-time race favorite won just two times, and both at less than 4-5 odds: Goldencents in 2014 at Santa Anita and Liam’s Map in 2015 at Keeneland. The longest shot to win the race is Dakota Phone in 2010 when he pulled of the upset at 37-1 odds at Churchill Downs.

In a race with very fast fractions, Dakota Phone closed from the very back of the pack in a field of 12 and caught the leader in the deep stretch to win by a head for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer with top jockey Joel Rosario aboard.   

Goldencents, ridden by Rafael Bajarano, won both his Dirt Miles wire-to-wire by more than a length for trainer Leandro Mora and Doug O’Neal. Goldencents retired following his 2014 victory, winning a total of 7 races and 7 runner-up finishes in 18 career starts with earnings of more than $3 million. 

The 2016 winner was impressive as Tamarkuz settled off the pace and jockey Mike Smith made a bold move along the far turn. As they turned for home, Tamarkuz caught the favorite Dortmund and the future dominant colt Gun Runner, passing them with a furlong to run and drawing clear to finish 3 1/2 lengths in front of Gun Runner. 

Tamarkuz was retired after the race to stand at Shadwell Stud near Lexington, KY. He finished his racing career with 8 wins in 20 starts, and the Breeders’ Cup 1st place prize of $920,000 doubled his career earnings to $1.84 million. 

Tamarkuz owns the biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile history with his incredible victory in 2016. While his 11/1 odds aren’t considered all that cavernous, he bested 6/5 favorite Dortmund, 3/1 second choice Runhappy and 9/2 third choice Gun Runner. At six-years-old, Tamarkuz was also the oldest horse to ever win the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, He retired following his 2016 win to Shadwell Stud.

The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile has just three prep races which offer automatic berths. These are the Metropolitan Handicap, which is also known as “The Met Mile”, the Pat O’Brien Stakes, and the Ack Ack Stakes. Goldencents won both the 2014 Pat O’Brien and the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. No horse that has won the Met Mile has scored in the Dirt Mile.

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Historical Records:

Corinthian was the first winner of the race in 2007 and also ran the slowest recorded time ever, with a one-mile pace of 1:39.06. Albertus Maximus set the speed record at Santa Anita with a time of 1:33.41.

Goldencents is the most prolific winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, and is also the only horse to have won the event twice. After finishing 17th in the 2013 Kentucky Derby and 5th in the Preakness Stakes, he would go on to win the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile as a 4/1 shot. He would repeat the feat the following season in 2014 before retiring.

Jockey Rafael Bjearano was aboard Goldencents for his two victories and shares the record for the winningest jockey with Javier Castellano, Irad Ortiz Jr. and Joel Rosario. W.C. Racing, who owned Goldencents, is also the owner with the most victories. Incidentally, Goldencents was trained by two different hands for his victories. He was first saddled by Doug O’Neill before changing hands to trainer Leondro Mora. Jerry Hollendorfer and Todd Pletcher are the only trainers to visit the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner’s circle twice.

2022Cody's Wish (4)Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott1:35.33 / Keeneland
2021Life Is Good (3)Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Todd A. Pletcher1:34.12 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020Knicks Go (4)Joel Rosario / Brad H. Cox1:33.85 / Keeneland
2019Spun to Run (3)Irad Ortiz Jr. / Juan Carlos Guerrero1:36.58 / Santa Anita Park
2018City of Light (4)Javier Castellano / Michael W. McCarthy1:33.83 / Churchill Downs
2017Battle Of Midway (3)Flavien Prat / Jerry Hollendorfer1:35.20 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016Tamarkuz (6)Mike Smith / Kiaran McLaughlin1:35.72 / Santa Anita Park
2015Liam's Map (4)Javier Castellano / Todd Pletcher1:34.54 / Keeneland
2014Goldencents (4)Rafael Bejarano / Leandro Mora1:35.19 / Santa Anita Park
2013Goldencents (3)Rafael Bejarano / Doug O'Neill1:35.12 / Santa Anita Park
2012Tapizar (4)Corey Nakatani / Steven M. Asmussen1:35.34 / Santa Anita Park
2011Caleb's Posse (3)Rajiv Maragh / Donnie K. Von Hemel1:34.59 / Churchill Downs
2010Dakota Phone (5)Joel Rosario / Jerry Hollendorfer1:35.29 / Churchill Downs
2009Furthest Land (4)Julien Leparoux / Michael J. Maker1:35.50 / Santa Anita Park
2008Albertus Maximus (4)Garrett Gomez / Vladimir Cerin1:33.41 / Santa Anita Park
2007Corinthian (4)Kent Desormeaux / James A. Jerkens1:39.06 / Monmouth Park