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
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
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
Though he had set a track record earlier at Churchill Downs, Opening Verse went off at a generous 26-1 on Breeders' Cup Day
Lure's dominating performance in the 1992 Mile lowered the Gulfstream track record by more than a second
For the second year in a row, Lure's natural speed left the field in his wake
After a horrible trip in the 1993 Mile, Barathea returned to win in '94, setting a new track record at Churchill Downs
Ridgewood Pearl (red and white striped cap) takes the lead at the top of the stretch
Da Hoss got his first Grade 1 victory in the 1996 Mile
Spinning World, second in the '96 Mile, returned from Europe to take the '97 edition
Da Hoss, #3, outlasts a determined Hawksley Hill to win his second Breeders' Cup Mile.
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
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
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
Despite a wide trip throughout, the Milt Wolfson trained Miesque's Approval drew off to win by four lengths
Front-running Kip Deville kept his challengers at bay over the boggy conditions at Monmouth Park
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.
Longshot Court Vision fought off Turallure in 2011, with three-time winner Goldikova finishing third.
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