By Jarrod Horak
The Breeders’ Cup Mile is one of the original seven races, dating all the way back to Hollywood Park in 1984. The 2023 renewal will be held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 4, and they will be traveling one mile on the turf course.
Recent Breeders’ Cup Mile Results
Modern Games (IRE) broke from post 4 and rallied from off the pace to win the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland for William Buick and Charles Appleby. He was exiting a runner-up finish in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in Great Britain.
Space Blues was the 2021 BC Mile winner at Del Mar and the overseas invader was exiting a win in the Prix de la Foret (G1) at Longchamp in France.
At Keeneland in 2020, Order of Australia lit up the tote at $148.40. He was exiting a 9th place finish in a Group 3 at the Curragh in Ireland. Uni took this race at Santa Anita Park in 2019 and she was exiting a score in the First Lady (G1) at Keeneland.
Expert Eye was the 2018 winner under the Twin Spires and he was third in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1) in his final Breeders’ Cup prep. World Approval captured the BC Mile at Del Mar in 2017. He was exiting back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the Fourstardave and Woodbine Mile.