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2022 Breeders’ Cup Mile

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

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

DATERACECOUNTRYWINNER
1/8/2022L'Ormarins Queens PlateSouth AfricaJet Dark (SAF)
5/29/2022Gran Premio Club Hipico FalabellaChileViejos Tiempos
5/30/2022Shoemaker MileUSACount Again
6/5/2022Yasuda KinenJapanSongline
6/14/2022Queen Anne StakesUKBaaeed
7/27/2022Qatar Sussex StakesUKBaaeed
8/13/2022The FourstardaveUSACasa Creed
8/14/2022Prix Jacques Le MaroisFranceInspiral
9/17/2022Woodbine MileUSAModern Games (IRE)
10/8/2022Keeneland Turf Mile StakesUSATBD
10/15/2022Queen Elizabeth II StakesUSATBD

2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile Results & Payouts

Final Results and payouts for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile:

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
3Space Blues (IRE)William T. Buick / Charles Appleby$6.20 / $4.60 / $6.40
2Smooth Like StraitUmberto Rispoli / Michael W. McCarthy$9.00 / $6.20
14Ivar (BRZ)Joseph Talamo / Paulo H. Lobo$11.40
4Raging Bull (FR)Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Chad C. Brown
11Got StormyTyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse
12Pearls Galore (FR)Billy Lee / Paddy Twomey
7In Love (BRZ)Alex Achard / Paulo H. Lobo
13Casa CreedJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott
15Real Appeal (GER)Shane Foley / Mrs. John Harrington
9Mother Earth (IRE)Ryan L. Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
10Blowout (GB)Joel Rosario / Chad C. Brown
5Vin de Garde (JPN)Yuichi Fukunaga / Hideaki Fujiwara
6Mo ForzaFlavien Prat / Peter Miller

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (3-2) Paid: $29.10
  • $0.50 Trifecta (3-2-14) Paid: $259.10
  • $0.10 Superfecta (3-2-14-4) Paid: $370.81

2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile Entries & Morning Line Odds

9th Race, Post Time 3:20pm ET

A one mile race for 3-year-olds and up, to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards. Find the official entries and morning line odds below:

PPHORSEML ODDSTRAINER / JOCKEY
1Master of The Seas (IRE)12-1Charlie Appleby / James Doyle
2Smooth Like Strait10-1Michael W. McCarthy / Umberto Rispoli
3Space Blues (IRE)3-1Charlie Appleby / William Buick
4Raging Bull (FR)15-1Chad C. Brown / Irad Ortiz, Jr.
5Vin de Garde (JPN)20-1Hideaki Fujiwara / Yuichi Fukunaga
6Mo Forza5-1Peter Miller / Flavien Prat
7In Love (BRZ)8-1Paulo H. Lobo / Alex Achard
8Hit the Road15-1Dan Blacker / John Velazquez
9Mother Earth (IRE)8-1Aidan P. O'Brien / Ryan Moore
10Blowout (GB)8-1Chad C. Brown / Joel Rosario
11Got Stormy10-1Mark E. Casse / Tyler Gaffalione
12Pearls Galore (FR)12-1Paddy Twomey / Billy Lee
13Casa Creed15-1William I. Mott / Junior Alvarado
14Ivar (BRZ)12-1Paulo H. Lobo / Joe Talamo

The BC Mile History

The world’s best grass milers compete in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile. The turf race is for three-year-olds and up and boasts more multiple winners than any other Breeders’ Cup race. Five horses (Miesque, Lure, Da Hoss, Goldikova, and Wise Dan) have won multiple renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

The 1984 winner of the first Breeders’ Cup Mile was Royal Heroine. He started as the race favorite at 8-5 odds. In the 37 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, 11 post time favorites have won the race, and the most recent was also the heaviest bet favorite when Wise Dan (4-5) rallied in the deep stretch to overtake a pair of long shots and win the 2013 edition for his second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile win. Wise Dan won a sensational 23 of 32 lifetime races and more than $7.5 million in career earnings.

The 2017 edition saw Europe’s best miler Ribchester face Irish Champion Churchill. Two other top challengers were expected to be Woodbine Mile winner World Approval, and another Irish Champion Decorated Knight.

As you handicap the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, note that a contender’s final prep race is a key indicator of how well a horse will run in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Since the year 2003:

  • Seven Breeders’ Cup Mile winners also won their final prep race.
  • Five Breeders’ Cup Mile champions finished in 2nd-place in their final prep race.
  • Four Breeders’ Cup Mile victors finished in 3rd-place in their final prep race including 2016 winner Tourist and 2018 winner Expert Eye.
  • Order of Australia, Miesque’s Approval, Court Vision and Karakontie (JPN) were the only Mile winners who did not finish in first, second, and third in their final prep race.

Breeders’ Cup Mile Historical Records

In the history of the Mile, Goldikova has won the race a record three times (2008, 2009, 2010). In all three wins, she was jockeyed by Olivier Peslier, who shares the record for most wins by a jockey with John R. Velazquez (1998, 2012, & 2017).

The record time is 1:31.71 set by Tourist in 2016 at Santa Anita. With the win, jockey Joel Rosario became a two-time victor while Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott secured his 10th overall Breeders’ Cup win.

YEARHORSE (AGE)JOCKEY / TRAINERTIME / VENUE
2021Space Blues (IRE) (5)William T. Buick / Charles Appleby1:34.01 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020Order of Australia (3)Pierre-Charles Boudot / Aidan O'Brien1:33.73 / Keeneland
2019Uni (GB) (5)Joel Rosario / Chad C. Brown1:32.45 / Santa Anita Park
2018Expert Eye (3)Frankie Dettori / Michael Stoute1:39.80 / Churchill Downs
2017World Approval (5)John R. Velazquez / Mark E. Casse1:34.55 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016Tourist (5)Joel Rosario / Bill Mott1:31.71 / Santa Anita Park
2015Tepin (4)Julien Leparoux / Mark E. Casse1:36.69 / Keeneland
2014Karakontie (3)Stéphane Pasquier / Jonathan Pease1:32.88 / Santa Anita Park
2013Wise Dan (6)Jose Lezcano / Charles Lopresti1:32.47 / Santa Anita Park
2012Wise Dan (5)John R. Velazquez / Charles Lopresti1:31.78 / Santa Anita Park
2011Court Vision (6)Robby Albarado / Dale Romans1:37.05 / Churchill Downs
2010Goldikova (5)Olivier Peslier / Freddy Head1:35.16 / Churchill Downs
2009Goldikova (4)Olivier Peslier / Freddy Head1:32.26 / Santa Anita Park
2008Goldikova (3)Olivier Peslier / Freddy Head1:33.40 / Santa Anita Park
2007Kip Deville (4)Cornelio Velásquez / Richard E. Dutrow Jr.1:39.78 / Monmouth Park
2006Miesque's Approval (7)Eddie Castro / Martin D. Wolfson1:34.75 / Churchill Downs
2005Artie Schiller (4)Garrett Gomez / James A. Jerkens1:36.10 / Belmont Park
2004Singletary (4)David R. Flores / Don Chatlos1:36.90 / Lone Star Park
2003Six Perfections (3)Jerry Bailey / Pascal Bary1:33.86 / Santa Anita Park
2002Domedriver (4)Thierry Thulliez / Pascal Bary1:36.88 / Santa Anita Park
2001Val Royal (5)Jose Valdivia Jr. / Julio Canani1:32.05 / Arlington Park
2000War Chant (3)Gary Stevens / Neil Drysdale1:34.60 / Belmont Park
1999Silic (4)Corey Nakatani / Julio Canani1:34.20 / Churchill Downs
1998Da Hoss (6)John R. Velazquez / Michael W. Dickinson1:35.20 / Gulfstream Park
1997Spinning World (4)Cash Asmussen / Jonathan E. Pease1:32.60 / Churchill Downs
1996Da Hoss (4)Gary Stevens / Michael W. Dickinson1:35.80 / Hollywood Park
1995Ridgewood Pearl (3)Johnny Murtagh / John Oxx1:43.65 / Woodbine
1994Barathea (4)Frankie Dettori / Luca Cumani1:34.40 / Belmont Park
1993Lure (4)Mike E. Smith / C. R. McGaughey III1:33.40 / Churchill Downs
1992Lure (4)Mike E. Smith / C. R. McGaughey III1:32.80 / Santa Anita Park
1991Opening Verse (5)Pat Valenzuela / Richard J. Lundy1:37.40 / Gulfstream Park
1990Royal Academy (3)Lester Piggott / Vincent O'Brien1:35.20 / Churchill Downs
1989Steinlen (6)José A. Santos / D. Wayne Lukas1:37.20 / Belmont Park
1988Miesque (4)Freddy Head / François Boutin1:38.60 / Gulfstream Park
1987Miesque (3)Freddy Head / François Boutin1:32.80 / Churchill Downs
1986Last Tycoon (3)Yves Saint-Martin / Robert Collet1:35.20 / Hollywood Park
1985Cozzene (5)Walter Guerra / Jan H. Nerud1:35.00 / Santa Anita Park
1984Royal Heroine (4)Fernando Toro / John Gosden1:32.60 / Aqueduct

Past Breeders’ Cup Mile Results, Contenders and Odds

2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile Entries & Morning Line Odds

PPHorseTrainerMorning Line OddsJockey
1 Suedois (FR)David O’Meara20-1Javier Castellano
2 LucullanKiaran P. McLaughlin12-1Luis Saez
3 Space Traveller (GB)Richard A. Fahey12-1Daniel Tudhope
4 Trais Fluors (GB)Ken Condon20-1William James Lee
5 True Valour (IRE)Simon Callaghan20-1Drayden Van Dyke
6 Got StormyMark E. Casse7-2Tyler Gaffalione
7 BoloCarla Gaines30-1Julien Leparoux
8 El TormentaGail Cox12-1Eurico Da Silva
9 Circus Maximus (IRE)Aidan P. O’Brien3-1Ryan Moore
10 Without Parole (GB)Chad C. Brown20-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.
11 Uni (GB)Chad C. Brown7-2Joel Rosario
12 Lord Glitters (FR)David O’Meara12-1Jamie Spencer
13 Hey Gaman (GB)James Tate12-1Lanfranco Dettori
14 Bowies HeroPhilip D’Amato12-1Flavien Prat