Breeders' Cup Mile 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$2 million; 1 mile, turf; 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Mile Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1. Shirl's Speight Roger Attfield John Velazquez 30-1
Trainer: Roger Attfield Jockey: John Velazquez
BF: Runner-up nearly four lengths behind Master of The Seas last out, runner-up at 55-1 odds in the 2022 BC Mile
2. Gina Romantica Chad Brown Tyler Gaffalione 8-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
BF: Lightly raced this year, 4yo filly popped career best last out in just her third start of season, will be flying in lane
3. Casa Creed Bill Mott Luis Saez 5-1
Trainer: Bill Mott Jockey: Luis Saez
BF: Veteran 7yo never better, back for fourth Breeders' Cup, unplaced three previous, freshened since G1 win August
4. Win Carnelian Yuichi Shikato Kosei Miura 30-1
Trainer: Yuichi Shikato Jockey: Kosei Miura
BF: Japan shipper short on international credentials, but ran okay in comeback, missed by less than two lengths
5. Lucky Score Mark Casse Irad Ortiz, Jr. 30-1
Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: Carved successful career racing exclusively one turn at WO, waters get a lot deeper south of the Canadian border
6. Mawj Oisin Murphy 10-1
Jockey: Oisin Murphy
BF: Parlayed easy lead to G1 victory U.S. debut vs. fillies, this field much tougher, front-runner will influence pace
7. Masteroffoxhounds Phil D'Amato Edwin Maldonado 30-1
Trainer: Phil D'Amato Jockey: Edwin Maldonado
BF: Wants longer than one mile, and wants easier competition; he will not get either in this race
8. Du Jour Bob Baffert Flavie Prat 15-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Flavie Prat
BF: Crushed SA G2 last out in career-best performance over Exaulted, California turf milers usually in tough BC Mile
9. Astronomer Simon Callaghan Ryan Moore 20-1
Trainer: Simon Callaghan Jockey: Ryan Moore
BF: Improving longshot nearly stole modest G2 with soft-pace front-running trip, unlikely same trip this tougher race
10. Songline Toru Hayashi Keita Tosaki 4-1
Trainer: Toru Hayashi Jockey: Keita Tosaki
BF: Top-class turf miler in Japan, mare beat boys multiple G1s, flew late to miss by nose in an ideal comeback prep
11. Kelina Carlos Lafton-Parias Maxime Guyon 6-1
Trainer: Carlos Lafton-Parias Jockey: Maxime Guyon
BF: 3yo filly upset French G1 last out, owner-breeders won 2008 BC Mile at SA with 3yof Goldikova, her first of three
13. More Than Looks Cherie Devaux Joel Rosario 10-1
Trainer: Cherie Devaux Jockey: Joel Rosario
BF: Rapidly improving 3yo ran faster each quarter winning age-restricted turf mile last, 22.94 final quarter, upsetter?
14. Master of the Seas Charlie Appleby William Buick 3-1
Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick
BF: Both G1s in North America solid: a win and second for trainer 9 for 18 in BC races, outside post poses major hurdle

Breeders' Cup Mile Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Jan 7, 2023
L'Ormarin's King's Plate Kenilworth
Winner: Al Muthana
Al Muthana Race Recap
Al Muthana
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella Club Hípico de Santiago
Winner: Lukka
Monday, May 29, 2023
Shoemaker Mile Santa Anita
Winner: Exaulted
Beyer: 98
Exaulted 98 Race Recap View Chart
Exaulted 98
Sunday, Jun 4, 2023
Yasuda Kinen Tokyo Racecourse
Winner: Songline
Songline Race Recap
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023
Queen Anne Stakes Ascot
Winner: Triple Time
Triple Time Race Recap
Triple Time
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023
Sussex Stakes Goodwood
Winner: Paddington
Paddington Race Recap
Saturday, Aug 12, 2023
Fourstardave Saratoga
Winner: Casa Creed
Beyer: 102
Casa Creed 102 Race Recap View Chart
Casa Creed 102
Sunday, Aug 13, 2023
Prix Jacques Le Marois Deauville
Winner: Inspiral
Saturday, Sep 16, 2023
Woodbine Mile Woodbine
Winner: Master of the Seas
Beyer: 104
Master of the Seas 104 Race Recap View Chart
Master of the Seas 104
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Coolmore Turf Mile Keeneland
Winner: Up to the Mark
Beyer: 100
Up to the Mark 100 Race Recap View Chart
Up to the Mark 100
Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Ascot

Breeders' Cup Mile News

Breeders' Cup Mile: Master of The Seas, Godolphin, Appleby, Buick are winning combo

Marcus Hersh Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Looked on paper like the Breeders’ Cup Mile was a complicated, tricky race. Nah. Godolphin, Charlie Appleby, William Buick – simple as that.   Those are the owner, traine

Breeders' Cup Mile: Mawj will try to make the lead; after that it's anyone's guess

Marcus Hersh Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Take a stroll down memory lane – a one-mile stroll. There, a quarter-century away on a path back into time, John Velazquez, who rode the first of his three Breeders’ Cup Mil

Breeders' Cup Mile: Du Jour could give Baffert elusive victory

Marcus Hersh Oct 29,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - There aren’t too many mountains in American racing that Bob Baffert hasn’t climbed. There’s one peak, however, he barely has bothered to begin scaling. Baffert h

Breeders' Cup Mile: Moore reunites with Astronomer

Steve Andersen Oct 28,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — Top European jockey Ryan Moore has been booked to ride Astronomer in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, trainer Simon Callaghan said on Saturday. The decision wa

Breeders' Cup Mile: Paddington looks to end campaign on better note

Marcus Hersh Oct 25,2023
Paddington’s loss, a 35 1/4-length one to be exact, is the Breeders’ Cup’s gain. One of the best milers in Europe – some would say no qualifier is required, that Paddington is the best –

Breeders' Cup Mile: A much-improved Casa Creed returns to California

Marcus Hersh Oct 18,2023
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott had his first Breeders’ Cup runner 37 years ago, in 1986. The following fall, Mott sent out the first of his 12 Breeders’ Cup winners, Theatrical in the Turf. Thi

Du Jour, Exaulted work ahead of Breeders' Cup

Steve Andersen Oct 06,2023
Du Jour and Exaulted, the first two finishers of the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on Sept. 2, are on comparable schedules in advance of expected starts in the toughest race of their careers in the Breeders’

Breeders' Cup Mile: With best Euros on the fence, Coolmore Turf Mile takes on more importance

Marcus Hersh Oct 04,2023
As European participation in the Breeders’ Cup Mile has grown tenuous in the last week, the importance of the $1 million Coolmore Turf Mile on Saturday at Keeneland has increased commensurately.

Hong Kong Harry, winner of City of Hope Mile, will pass on Breeders' Cup Mile

Steve Andersen Oct 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 is too expensive of a proposition for Hong Kong Harry, the winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 City of Hope Mile at Santa Anit

Exaulted will go straight to Breeders' Cup Mile

Steve Andersen Sep 08,2023
Exaulted, the winner of the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile in May but second in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on Sept. 2, will have his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. After the

Next Casa Creed vs. Annapolis showdown? Maybe Breeders' Cup Mile

David Grening Aug 13,2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - If Casa Creed and Annapolis meet for a third time this year, it won’t happen until the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 4. Casa Creed, who defeated
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, CA. 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 Mile recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Charles Appleby
Master of the Seas Charles Appleby 105
Charles Appleby
Modern Games Charles Appleby 104
Charlie Appleby
Space Blues Charlie Appleby 106
Aidan O'Brien
Order of Australia Aidan O'Brien 105
Chad Brown
Uni Chad Brown 106
Sir Michael Stoute
Expert Eye Sir Michael Stoute 101
Mark Casse
World Approval Mark Casse 107
Bill Mott
Tourist Bill Mott 108
Mark Casse
Tepin Mark Casse 110
Jonathan Pease
Karakontie Jonathan Pease 110
Charles Lopresti
Wise Dan Charles Lopresti 104
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?

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