Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$1 million; 1 mile; 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1 Stage Raider Cherie DeVaux Brian Hernandez, Jr. 12-1
Trainer: Cherie DeVaux Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.
BF: Allowance-caliber 5yo won minor stakes race two back, runner-up in one-turn G3 last out, daunting class hike
3 Cody's Wish Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 8-5
Trainer: Bill Mott Jockey: Junior Alvarado
BF: Won 2022 BC Dirt Mile at KEE, three graded sprints this year, unsure if late rally will be as effective two turns SA
4 Zozos Brad Cox Florent Geroux 5-2
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Florent Geroux
BF: Grade 3-winning front-runner probably the one they have to catch; speed an attribute this distance this racetrack
5 Charge It Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 4-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: John Velazquez
BF: Kept top company all season, including many of those entered BC Classic; the BC Dirt Mile is a virtual drop in class
6 Skippylongstocking Saffie Joseph, Jr. Tyler Gaffalione 10-1
Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr. Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
BF: Got loose and crushed G2 at Charles Town, but unlikely for same slow-pace lone-speed trip against this crew
8 Shirl's Bee Dallas Stewart Luis Saez 30-1
Trainer: Dallas Stewart Jockey: Luis Saez
BF: Finished last in recent comeback, three-start 3yo light on credentials: maiden win, G3 runner-up in Dubai
9 National Treasure Bob Baffert Flavien Prat 12-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Flavien Prat
BF: Preakness winner out of money three subsequent starts, BC Juvenile third last year running same figs this year

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023
Metropolitan Mile Belmont Park
Winner: Cody's Wish
Beyer: 112
Cody's Wish 112 Race Recap View Chart
Cody's Wish 112
Saturday, Aug 26, 2023
Pat O'Brien Stakes Del Mar
Winner: Anarchist
Beyer: 90
Anarchist 90 Race Recap View Chart
Anarchist 90
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Ack Ack Stakes Churchill Downs
Winner: Zozos
Beyer: 99
Zozos 99 Race Recap View Chart
Zozos 99

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile News

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: Cody's Wish notches second consecutive victory in dramatic fashion

David Grening Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Racing’s fairytale story had a dramatic – and ultimately happy - ending when Cody’s Wish got his nose down on the wire over National Treasure and then survived a stewards’ in

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Cody's Wish goes for repeat in final race

David Grening Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – The inspirational story of Cody’s Wish and his connection to a young man with a rare genetic disorder will have its final chapter written – at least on the racetrack – Saturd

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Practical Move collapses, dies during morning gallop

David Grening Oct 31,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Practical Move, the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby winner and a contender for Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, suffered “a sudden death” while galloping on the track

Breeders' Cup: Cody's Wish, Elite Power lead Mott group of five in final works

David Grening Oct 29,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Led by defending Breeders’ Cup race winners Cody’s Wish and Elite Power, trainer Bill Mott put five of his seven Breeders’ Cup runners through their final workouts Sunday at Sa

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Plan on Zozos using his speed

Mary Rampellini Oct 18,2023
Zozos might get the first call out of the starting gate in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita. Zozos will be moving back to two turns off a wire-to-wire win

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Algiers gets race under his belt

Mary Rampellini Oct 11,2023
Algiers is scheduled to proceed to the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile next month after a runner-up finish in his North American debut at Woodbine, according to Ed Crisford, assistant to

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Yakteen giving Practical Move a shot

Mary Rampellini Oct 04,2023
Practical Move returns to action Friday in an allowance at Santa Anita that has the potential to produce starters for the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 4. Practical Move has
About the Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup World Championships attract the best Thoroughbred horses worldwide to compete in Grade 1 races for both males and females at a variety of distances on both turf and dirt. The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. The two-day event will be held Nov. 3 and 4.

Breeders' Cup World Championship races   

Future Stars Friday (Santa Anita First Post: 11:30 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 

Championship Saturday (Santa Anita First Post: 10:10 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Breeders' Cup Mile
Breeders' Cup Distaff
Breeders’ Cup Turf
Breeders' Cup Classic
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
Breeders' Cup Sprint    

The horses that compete in these championship races can claim their berths in multiple ways. The first is by winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. The second is through a system that allows horses to earn points based on their performance in major races throughout the year. The third way to be selected is to be chosen by a panel of experts. There are a maximum of 14 horses in each Breeders' Cup race, except the Dirt Mile and Juvenile Turf Sprint, which are limited to 12 starters.   

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Bill Mott
Cody's Wish Bill Mott 107
Bill Mott
Cody's Wish Bill Mott 106
Todd Pletcher
Life Is Good Todd Pletcher 109
Brad Cox
Knicks Go Brad Cox 108
Juan Carlos Guerrero
Spun to Run Juan Carlos Guerrero 109
Michael McCarthy
City of Light Michael McCarthy 110
Jerry Hollendorfer
Battle of Midway Jerry Hollendorfer 108
Kiaran McLaughlin
Tamarkuz Kiaran McLaughlin 107
Todd Pletcher
Liam’s Map Todd Pletcher 114
Doug O’Neill
Goldencents Doug O’Neill 107
Doug O’Neill
Goldencents Doug O’Neill 105
About the Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup FAQs
Q: Where is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.


Q: When is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held Nov. 3 and 4


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders' Cup picks?

Daily Racing Form is offering expert Betting Strategies for the Breeders' Cup. You can get them here 


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders’ Cup past performances?

Daily Racing Form past performances for the Breeders' Cup will be available on Oct. 30. You can access also purchase them as part of a Breeders’ Cup package available here