2008 Breeders' Cup Mile

Sent off as the 9-5 favorite, Goldikova closed along the rail in the stretch to win the Oct. 25 Breeders’ Cup Mile over another closer, Kip Deville.

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The field breaks from the gate in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita.

Photo: Eliot Schechter

Photo: Bill Luster

Photo: Eliot Schechter

Photo: Wally Skalij

The field turns for home...

Photo: Eliot Schechter

Goldikova begins to makes her move...

Photo: Skip Dickstein

…and surges to the lead.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Goldikova, Olivier Peslier up, wins the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Goldikova's turn of foot in the final sixteenth was breathtaking. Kip Deville ran a winning type race, but was no match for this freaky 3-year-old filly.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Photo: Eliot Schechter

The connections of Goldikova celebrate the win in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The connections of Goldikova receive their Breeders' Cup Mile trophy.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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