Breeders' Cup Mile

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Breeders' Cup Mile
Grade I race
LocationNorth America
Inaugurated1984
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website Official Breeders' Cup website
Race information
DistanceOne mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree years old & up
Weight Weight for Age
PurseUS$2,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Mile is a 1-mile (1.6 km) Grade 1 Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred racehorses three years old and up, run on a grass course. It has been conducted annually as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships since the event's inception in 1984. All Breeders' Cups to date have been held in the United States except for the 1996 event in Canada.

Contents

The purse was raised from $1.5 million US to $2 million in 2007.

Freddy Head has won this race twice as a jockey and three times as a trainer.

There is no official stakes record for the Breeders' Cup Mile as it is run on different racecourses each year, some of which are significantly faster than others. In 2012, Wise Dan set a then-course record at Santa Anita with his time of 1:31.78. [1] Although Tourist ran faster than this with a time of 1:31.71 in 2016, he just missed the current Santa Anita course record of 1:31.69. [2]

Automatic berths

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge", a series of races in each division that allotted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the thirteen divisions has between two and twelve of these "Win and You're In" qualifying races.

In the Breeders' Cup Mile Division, runners are limited to 14 and there are up to ten automatic berths. Note though that one horse may win multiple challenge races, while other challenge winners will not be entered in the Breeders' Cup for a variety of reasons such as injury or travel considerations.

The 2019 "Win and You're In" races are: [3]

  1. the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, a Group 1 race at run in January Kenilworth Race Course in South Africa
  2. the Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella, a Grade 1 race run in May at Club Hipico in Chile
  3. the Shoemaker Mile, a Grade 1 race run in May at Santa Anita Park in California
  4. the Yasuda Kinen, a Grade 1 race run in June at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan
  5. the Queen Anne Stakes, a Group 1 race run in June at Royal Ascot in England
  6. the Sussex Stakes, a Group 1 race run in July at Goodwood Racecourse in England
  7. the Fourstardave Handicap, a Grade I race run in August at Saratoga in upstate New York
  8. the Prix Jacques Le Marois, a Group 1 race run in August at Deauville Racecourse in France
  9. the Woodbine Mile, a Grade 1 race run in September at Woodbine Racetrack in Canada
  10. the Shadwell Turf Mile, a Grade 1 race at Keeneland in Kentucky

Records

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse $
Gr.
2020 Order of Australia 3 Pierre-Charles Boudot Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor / O'Brien 1:33.73$2,000,000I
2019Uni (GB)†5 Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown Khalid Abdullah 1:32.45$2,000,000I
2018 Expert Eye 3 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Khalid Abdullah 1:39.80$2,000,000I
2017 World Approval 5 John R. Velazquez Mark E. Casse Live Oak Plantation (Charlotte C. Weber)1:34.55$2,000,000I
2016 Tourist 5 Joel Rosario Bill Mott Winstar Farm 1:31.71$2,000,000I
2015 Tepin4 Julien Leparoux Mark E. Casse Robert E Masterson1:36.69$2,000,000I
2014 Karakontie 3 Stéphane Pasquier Jonathan Pease Flaxman Holdings 1:32.88$2,000,000I
2013 Wise Dan 6 Jose Lezcano Charles Lopresti Morton Fink1:32.47$2,000,000I
2012 Wise Dan 5 John R. Velazquez Charles Lopresti Morton Fink1:31.78$2,000,000I
2011 Court Vision 6 Robby Albarado Dale Romans Spendthrift Farm 1:37:05$2,000,000I
2010 Goldikova5 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:35.16$2,000,000I
2009 Goldikova4 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:32.26$2,000,000I
2008 Goldikova3 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:33.40$2,000,000I
2007 Kip Deville 4 Cornelio Velásquez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables et al.1:39.78$2,000,000I
2006 Miesque's Approval 7 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson Live Oak Plantation (Charlotte C. Weber)1:34.75$2,000,000I
2005 Artie Schiller 4 Garrett Gomez James A. Jerkens Timber Bay Farm/Denise Walsh1:36.10$1,500,000I
2004 Singletary 4 David R. Flores Don Chatlos Little Red Feather Stables1:36.90$1,500,000I
2003 Six Perfections3 Jerry Bailey Pascal Bary Flaxman Holdings 1:33.86$1,500,000I
2002 Domedriver 4 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Flaxman Holdings 1:36.88$1,000,000I
2001 Val Royal 5 Jose Valdivia Jr. Julio Canani David S. Milch 1:32.05$1,000,000I
2000 War Chant 3 Gary Stevens Neil Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:34.60$1,000,000I
1999 Silic 4 Corey Nakatani Julio Canani J. Terrence Lanni1:34.20$1,000,000I
1998 Da Hoss 6 John R. Velazquez Michael W. Dickinson Prestonwood/Wallstreet Stables1:35.20$1,000,000I
1997 Spinning World 4 Cash Asmussen Jonathan E. Pease Flaxman Holdings 1:32.60$1,000,000I
1996 Da Hoss 4 Gary Stevens Michael W. Dickinson Prestonwood/Wallstreet Stables1:35.80$1,000,000I
1995 Ridgewood Pearl3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Anne Coughlan1:43.65$1,000,000I
1994 Barathea 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed/G. W. Leigh 1:34.40$1,000,000I
1993 Lure 4 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:33.40$1,000,000I
1992 Lure 3 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm/The Gamely Corp.1:32.80$1,000,000I
1991 Opening Verse 5 Pat Valenzuela Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1:37.40$1,000,000I
1990 Royal Academy 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Classic Ire Stable1:35.20$1,000,000I
1989 Steinlen 6 José A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Daniel Wildenstein 1:37.20$1,000,000I
1988 Miesque4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:38.60$1,000,000I
1987 Miesque3 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:32.80$1,000,000I
1986 Last Tycoon 3 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:35.20$1,000,000I
1985 Cozzene 5 Walter Guerra Jan H. Nerud John A. Nerud 1:35.00$1,000,000I
1984 Royal Heroine4 Fernando Toro John Gosden Robert Sangster 1:32.60$1,000,000I

† Indicates filly/mare

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