Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

Race 7 at DMR on November 3, 2017

  • 1 mile
  • $1,000,000
  • 3YO&UP
  • What's Going On Here: Upset Minded

    So what do we make of the beginning of the second half of the 2017 race season, where in the space of one week we’ve seen the defeats of Arrogate, Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing, Irish War Cry, and Timeline with nary a battle offered?

  • Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates after his victory aboard Accelerate in the San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate Pointing for Pacific Classic

    A week after stunning Arrogate, the world's top-rated horse, with Hronis Racing's Accelerate in the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2), trainer John Sadler is already eyeing a potential rematch with the gray.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Sharp Azteca, Classy Class Head Monmouth Cup

    Coming off a game runner-up effort to Mor Spirit last month in the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Sharp Azteca aims to find his way back to the winner's circle in the Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) July 30.

  • Accelerate soars clear as Arrogate can be seen finishing far back to his outside

    Accelerate Springs Stunning Upset as Arrogate Falters

    Hronis Racing's Accelerate stunned the world July 22 with a dominant upset in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2). Jockey Victor Espinoza sent the horse to a gate-to-wire victory as Mike Smith was unable to get heavily favored Arrogate going.

  • In his previous start, Arrogate faltered early to run last, but made up ground to take the Dubai World Cup

    Arrogate Begins Del Mar Journey in San Diego Handicap

    Trainer Bob Baffert wants the four-time graded/group 1 winner to add two more top-level wins to his résumé in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) and Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), but the journey begins in the San Diego Handicap (G2).

  • Practical Joke en route to the winner's circle for the first time since October's Champagne Stakes

    Practical Joke Shines in Dwyer

    Practical Joke, the 3-5 favorite in a five-horse cast, got off the rail and got the lead late to win Belmont Park's Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8. The son of Into Mischief got the one-turn mile in 1:35.16.

  • Practical Joke trains at Churchill ahead of the Kentucky Derby

    Practical Joke Heads Compact Dwyer Group

    Set to make his first start since finishing fifth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Practical Joke will lead a field of five in the $400,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Get your Scorecard, the Travers Trail Has Begun

    While it is still too early to get a clear picture of who is going where, one thing is for certain: the Haskell, Jim Dandy, and Travers are going to be extremely competitive and entertaining events, from which a solid 3-year-old leader should emerge.

  • Smart Strike

    Solid Strike

    Smart Strike’s biomechanical profile reveals he was a natural two-turn individual with as much power as stride, the kind of horse that can get out there and stalk and then keep going until the rest are left behind.

Date Race Position / Horse
Mohegan Sun Metropolitan H.
  • BEL
  • $1,200,000
  • 1 mile
  • 1:33.71
  1. Mor Spirit
  2. Sharp Azteca
  3. Tommy Macho
  4. Awesome Slew
Priority One Jets Forego S.
  • SAR
  • $600k g
  • 7 Furlongs
Pat O'Brien S.
  • DEL
  • $200k g
  • 7 Furlongs
Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner

Battle of Midway

Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Thor-Bred Stables, LLC
  • Fox Hill Farms, Inc.

Danzing Candy

Bob Baffert
  • Halo Farms
  • Halo Farms, Bashor, Jim and Bashor, Dianne


Doug F. O'Neill
  • K.C. Garrett Farm LLC
  • Reddam Racing, LLC

Mor Spirit

Bob Baffert
  • Elkstone Group, LLC
  • Michael Lund Petersen

Practical Joke

Chad C. Brown
  • Whispering Oaks
  • Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.

Sharp Azteca

Jorge Navarro
  • Cloyce C. Clark Jr.
  • Gelfenstein Farm
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