When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Where: Del Mar Racetrack - Del Mar, California
Distance: 1 Mile
Age/Sex: 3 Year Olds & Up
Purse: $1 Million
Post Time: 6:05pm
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile is a grade one race that is relatively new and only been around since 2007.
At eight furlongs, the Dirt Mile contrasts the Breeders' Cup World Championships Mile, which is run on turf and is open to three-year-olds and up with a one million dollar purse.
While the Dirt Mile doesn't get the attention of many other races, in its short history acclaimed horses such as Caleb's Posse, Dakota Phone and Corinthian have won the event.
This year horse betting fans are in for a treat, as the Del Mar racetrack will get to serve as home for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup hails as the most prestigious horse race in the world, and this year, and the first time that Del Mar racetrack will play host to the Breeders’ Cup on November 3-4, 2017.
Every year, the Breeders' Cup Championship continues to grow in popularity because of its prestige and keen level of competition.
Not every horse is quite cut out to make it the 1 1/4 miles in the Breeders' Cup Classic. For those, there is the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile, a race where many who were once Triple Crown contenders have settled.
There are others for sure who were always bred and run at the one-mile distance as well, so there's a nice, healthy mix here in the second race of the Breeders' Cup on Friday.
|Horse & Post Position||Odds||Trainer||Off Track Odds|
|1 – Vyjack||10/1||Philip D'Amato||Off Track Odds|
|2 – Tom's Ready||12/1||Dallas Stewart||Off Track Odds|
|3 – Dortmund||6/5||Bob Baffert||Off Track Odds|
|4 – Point Piper||20/1||Jerry Hollendorfer||Off Track Odds|
|5 – Accelerate||20/1||John Sadler||Off Track Odds|
|6 – Texas Chrome||20/1||J.R. Caldwell||Off Track Odds|
|7 – Runhappy||3/1||Laura Wohlers||Off Track Odds|
|8 – Tamarkuz||8/1||Kiaran McLaughin||Off Track Odds|
|9 – Gun Runner||9/2||Steve Asmussen||Off Track Odds|
The first note about the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile is that only 11 horses were pre-entered into the event, nine of which ultimately threw their name into the hat.
What we do know is that there are a lot of familiar faces in this race when it comes to horses who have run in the Triple Crown races in the past. It's only a year ago that Dortmund was amongst the favorites in the Kentucky Derby, and three years ago, Vyjack was one of the top dogs in that race. Neither one won it, but both were absolutely contenders, and it's strange to see them running in a one-mile race. Now, they're 6 to 5 and 10 to 1 respectively to win the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile.
Gun Runner, a 9 to 2 choice, was also a Kentucky Derby runner, finishing third at the Run for the Roses. He's since run in some of the races that would have theoretically pointed him to the Breeders' Cup Classic, but it never felt like he had a legitimate shot there, thus leaving him the Dirt Mile as perhaps his best option.
That said, the top-rated horse of the bunch in the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile is Runhappy ( 3/1 ). He's only had nine career races, but he already has almost $1.5 million in career earnings thanks to victories in the Malibu Stakes and last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint. In his last outing though, he was beaten by Tom's Ready, another of the runners at the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile. Tom's Ready ( 12/1 ) though, was a shocking 5 to 1 upset that day after finishing ninth at the King's Bishop Handicap in August, and we can't see him challenging at the Breeders' Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile.
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|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)||1 Mile (Turf)||2 Year Olds||$1 Million||5:25pm|
|Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)||1 Mile||3 Year Olds & Up||$1 Million||6:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)||1 mile (Turf)||2 Year Old Fillies||$1 Million||6:50pm|
|Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)||1 1/8 miles||3 Year Olds & Up Fillies & Mares||$2 Million||7:35pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)||1 1/16 miles||2 Year Old||$2 Million||3:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)||1 1/4 miles (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$2 Million||3:43pm|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)||7 furlongs||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1 Million||4:21pm|
|Geico Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)||6.5 Furlongs (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1 Million||5:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)||1 1/16 miles||2 Yr Old Colts||$2 Million||5:43pm|
|Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)||1 1/2 miles (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$3 Million||6:22pm|
|TwinSpires Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)||6 Furlongs||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1.5 Million||7:01pm|
|Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)||1 mile (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$2 Million||7:40pm|
|Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)||1 1/4 miles||3 Yr Olds & Up||$5 Million||8:35pm|
* Times GMT and subject to change.
|1st||Goldenscents||12||3||8-11||R Bejarano||D O'Neill|
|2nd||Golden Ticket||2||4||9-0||J Rosario||K McPeek|
|3rd||Brujo De Olleros||4||5||9-0||A Garcia||R Mettee|
|1st||Tapizar||8||4||9-0||C Nakatani||S Asmussen|
|2nd||Rail Trip||1||7||9-0||J Valdivia Jr||R Ellis|
|3rd||Delegation||2||3||8-11||P Husbands||M Casse|
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