Breeders' Cup Mile

Breeders' Cup Mile: 1984 - 2011.

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The filly Royal Heroine set a North American record for the distance in the inaugural BC Mile

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Cozzene drew away from the field late on his way to BC glory and Champion Turf Male honors for 1985

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Last Tycoon, at right, holds off Palace Music, the sire of Cigar, in the first BC run at Santa Anita

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The brilliant filly Miesque, with Freddie Head aboard, enter the Hollywood Park winner's circle after her Mile victory

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

With her 1988 Mile win, Miesque became the first horse to record back to back BC wins

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Steinlen was a true warrior, running 45 times over a five-year span

Photo: Dan Johnson

Royal Academy's rider Lester Piggott, white cap, gets a glance from Corey Nakatani just past the finish line

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Though he had set a track record earlier at Churchill Downs, Opening Verse went off at a generous 26-1 on Breeders' Cup Day

Photo: Dan Johnson

Lure's dominating performance in the 1992 Mile lowered the Gulfstream track record by more than a second

Photo: Blood-horse Library

For the second year in a row, Lure's natural speed left the field in his wake

Photo: Blood-horse Library

After a horrible trip in the 1993 Mile, Barathea returned to win in '94, setting a new track record at Churchill Downs

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Ridgewood Pearl (red and white striped cap) takes the lead at the top of the stretch

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Da Hoss got his first Grade 1 victory in the 1996 Mile

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Spinning World, second in the '96 Mile, returned from Europe to take the '97 edition

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Da Hoss, #3, outlasts a determined Hawksley Hill to win his second Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Silic, with Corey Nakatani riding, won the 1999 Mile in a blanket finish

Photo: Matt Goins

War Chant's explosive stretch run was one of the most thrilling in BC history

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

The 2001 champ Val Royal had just one horse beat at the top of the stretch before unleashing his winning rally

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Domedriver holds off the onrushing Rock of Gibraltar to pull off the upset

Photo: Dave Harmon

The beautiful Six Perfections was the fifth BC Mile winner for the Niarchos family

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Singletary's victory at 16-1 set off a wild winner's circle celebration

Photo: Bill Luster

Artie Schiller failed as the favorite in 2004, but a better trip put him in the winner's circle in 2005

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Despite a wide trip throughout, the Milt Wolfson trained Miesque's Approval drew off to win by four lengths

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Front-running Kip Deville kept his challengers at bay over the boggy conditions at Monmouth Park

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The 2008 Breeders' Cup Mile was all about Goldikova.

Photo: Rick Samuels

It was a repeat performance in 2009, as Goldikova took the Breeders' Cup Mile once again.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Goldikova and jockey Olivier Peslier re-wrote history with their third straight win in the Breeders' Cup Mile in 2010.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Longshot Court Vision fought off Turallure in 2011, with three-time winner Goldikova finishing third.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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