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2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile will be held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Saturday, November 6th.

Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile:

DATERACECOUNTRYWINNER
1/9/21L'Ormarins Queens PlateSouth AfricaJet Dark (SAF)
5/2/21Gran Premio Club Hipico FalabellaChileSuccesso (CHI)
5/31/21Shoemaker MileUSASmooth Like Strait
6/6/21Yasuda KinenJapanDanon Kingly (JPN)
6/15/21Queen Anne StakesUKPalace Pier (GB)
7/28/21Qatar Sussex StakesUKAlcohol Free (IRE)
8/14/21The FourstardaveUSAGot Stormy
8/15/21Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisFrancePalace Pier
9/18/21Woodbine MileUSATown Cruise
10/9/21Keeneland Turf Mile StakesUSAIn Love (BRZ)

2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile Results & Payouts

Final Results and payouts for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYWIN / PLACE / SHOW
15Order of Australia (IRE)Christophe Soumillion$148.40 / $57.00 / $25.60
1Circus Maximus (IRE)Ryan Moore$12.60 / $9.00
3Lope Y Fernandez (IRE)Lanfranco Dettori$12.40
11Ivar (BRZ)Joseph Talamo
12Uni (GB)Joel Rosario
10HalladayLuis Saez
2KamekoOisin Murphy
13Factor ThisFlorent Geroux
4SiskinColin Keane
14Raging Bull (FR)Jose Ortiz
5Digital Age (IRE)Javier Castellano
7Casa CreedJunior Alvarado
8March to the ArchTyler Gaffalione
6Safe Voyage (IRE)Jason Hart
9 (SCR)One Master (GB)Pierre-Charles Boudot

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (15-1) Paid: $1,058.90
  • $0.50 Trifecta (15-1-3) Paid: $4,393.00
  • $0.10 Superfecta (15-1-3-11) Paid: $15,280.48

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:

  • Six 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
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