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2024 Breeders’ Cup Mile

The 2024 Breeders’ Cup Mile will be held at Del Mar on Saturday, November 2nd.

Official Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 6, Post Time 4:30 pm (ET)

The FANDUEL BREEDERS' CUP MILE (GI) presented by PDJF is 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. Official entries and morning line odds will be available here once announced.

Breeders' Cup Mile 2023

PP
Odds
Horse
Jockey / Trainer
1
30-1
Shirl's Speight
John Velazquez / Roger L. Attfield
2
12-1
*Gina Romantica
Tyler Gaffalione / Chad C. Brown
3
8-1
**Casa Creed
Luis Saez / William I. Mott
4
30-1
Win Carnelian (JPN)
Kosei Miura / Yuichi Shikato
5
30-1
Lucky Score
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Mark E. Casse
6
4-1
Mawj (IRE)
Oisin Murphy / Saeed bin Suroor
7
30-1
Masteroffoxhounds
Edwin Maldonado / Philip D'Amato
8
15-1
Du Jour
Flavien Prat / Bob Baffert
9
20-1
Astronomer
Ryan Moore / Simon Callaghan
10
5-2
**Songline (JPN)
Keita Tosaki / Toru Hayashi
11
6-1
Kelina (IRE)
Maxime Guyon / Carlos Laffon-Parias
12
20-1
**Exaulted
Juan Hernandez / Peter A. Eurton
13
15-1
More Than Looks
Joel Rosario / Cherie DeVaux
14
7-2
**Master of The Seas (IRE)
William Buick / Charlie Appleby

**denotes Breeders' Cup Challenge Winner

*denotes qualification based on points

Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Mile:

DATE
RACE
COUNTRY
WINNER
1/7/2023
L'Ormarins King's Plate
South Africa
Al Muthana (AUS)
5/29/2023
Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella
Chile
Lukka (CHI)
5/29/2023
USA
Exaulted
6/4/2023
Japan
Songline (JPN)
6/20/2023
UK
Triple Time
8/2/2023
UK
Paddington (GB)
8/12/2023
USA
Casa Creed
8/13/2023
France
Inspiral
9/16/2023
USA
Master of the Seas (IRE)
10/7/2023
USA
Up to the Mark
10/21/2023
USA

Recent Breeders' Cup Mile News

FINDING VULNERABLE FAVORITES IN THE 2023 BREEDERS' CUP

Before diving into this year's list of seemingly vulnerable Breeders' Cup favorites, a bit of transparency. The record in this department has not been stellar the last couple of years. After going 3-for-5 in 2020, I misjudged the scenes in 2021 and 2022 with a 1-for-3 record both years.

Sometimes right, sometimes wrong. That's horse racing. The fundamental usefulness of finding and standing against vulnerable favorites remains. They reduce outlay and boost the value of the tickets you do cash.

Here, then, are several horses I'll be looking to beat on Breeders' Cup weekend. All figure to go off favored or attract significant play.

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BREEDERS’ CUP ROUNDUP: OCT. 23, 2023

Each week, J. Keeler Johnson reviews the latest news and results on the road to the 2023 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Check out his observations from the week of Oct. 23rd! 

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2023 BREEDERS' CUP: 10 OBSERVATIONS FROM PRE-ENTRIES 

Pre-entries for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita were released on Wednesday. From all appearances, the 14 races are coming up strong.

Get up to speed on key Breeders’ Cup storylines with 10 observations and takeaways.

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2023 Breeders' Cup Mile Results & Payouts

Final Results and payouts for the 2023 Breeders' Cup Mile:

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
14
Master of The Seas (IRE)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
$8.60 / $4.80 / $4.20
6
Mawj (IRE)
Oisin Murphy / Saeed bin Suroor
$6.40 / $4.60
3
Casa Creed
Luis Saez / William I. Mott
$5.40
2
Gina Romantica
Tyler Gaffalione / Chad C. Brown
10
Songline (JPN)
Keita Tosaki / Toru Hayashi
13
More Than Looks
Joel Rosario / Cherie DeVaux
5
Lucky Score
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Mark E. Casse
1
Shirl's Speight
John R. Velazquez / Roger L. Attfield
11
Kelina (IRE)
Maxime H. Guyon / Carlos Laffon-Parias
8
Du Jour
Flavien Prat / Bob Baffert

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (14-6) Paid: $19.90
  • $0.50 Trifecta (14-6-3) Paid: $82.95
  • $0.10 Superfecta (14-6-3-2) Paid: $76.45

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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.
  • Seven 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) and William Buick (2021, 2022, 2023).

The record time is 1:31.71 set by Tourist in 2016 at Santa Anita. It would be the first of two wins for Rosario while Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott secured his 10th overall Breeders' Cup win.

YEAR
HORSE (AGE)
JOCKEY / TRAINER
TIME / VENUE
2023
Master of The Seas (IRE) (5)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
1:32.45 / Santa Anita Park
2022
Modern Games (IRE) (3)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
1:33.96 / Keeneland
2021
Space Blues (IRE) (5)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
1:34.01 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020
Order of Australia (3)
Pierre-Charles Boudot / Aidan O'Brien
1:33.73 / Keeneland
2019
Uni (GB) (5)
Joel Rosario / Chad C. Brown
1:32.45 / Santa Anita Park
2018
Expert Eye (3)
Frankie Dettori / Michael Stoute
1:39.80 / Churchill Downs
2017
World Approval (5)
John R. Velazquez / Mark E. Casse
1:34.55 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016
Tourist (5)
Joel Rosario / Bill Mott
1:31.71 / Santa Anita Park
2015
Tepin (4)
Julien Leparoux / Mark E. Casse
1:36.69 / Keeneland
2014
Karakontie (3)
Stéphane Pasquier / Jonathan Pease
1:32.88 / Santa Anita Park