Breeders’ Cup Mile Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Free Bets, Churchill Downs, 2nd November 2019
Often one of the most anticipated races on this Breeder’s Cup card, this contest regularly sees the best of the American and European milers lock horns. Here we take a look at the best odds and offers and provide our betting tips for the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
This Grade 1 was first run at the Breeders’ Cup meeting in 1984, and as the title suggests has always been run over a 1m trip. In common with all the races on the card, there is plenty of prize money up for grabs, $2 million to be precise.
Breeders’ Cup Mile Betting Tips 2019
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
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Breeders’ Cup Mile Betting Offers
- CORAL BET £5, GET £20 IN FREE BETS – Significant Terms: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
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Breeders’ Cup Mile Tips and Preview 2019
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Breeders’ Cup Mile Previous Winners
- 2018 – Expert Eye – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Michael Stoute
- 2017 – World Approval – jockey John R. Velazquez, trainer Mark E. Casse
- 2016 – Tourist – jockey Joel Rosario, trainer Bill Mott
- 2015 – Tepin – jockey Julien Leparoux, trainer Mark Casse
- 2014 – Karakontie – jockey Stephane Pasquier, trainer Jonathan Pease
- 2013 – Wise Dan – jockey Jose Lezcano, trainer Charles Lopresti
- 2012 – Wise Dan – jockey John Velazquez, trainer Charles Lopresti
- 2011 – Court Vision – jockey Robby Albarado, trainer Dale Romans
- 2010 – Goldikova – jockey Olivier Peslier, trainer Freddy Head
- 2009 – Goldikova – jockey Olivier Peslier, trainer Freddy Head
- 2008 – Goldikova – jockey Olivier Peslier, trainer Freddy Head
- 2007 – Kip Deville – jockey Cornelio Velasquez, trainer Cornelio Velasquez
- 2006 – Miesque’s Approval – jockey Eddie Castro, trainer Martin D. Wolfson
Breeders’ Cup Mile History
Part of the Breeders’ Cup offering right from the off, the name of the winning trainer of the inaugural 1984 edition will be familiar to UK racing fans. Based in California at the time, John Gosden sent out Royal Heroine to victory, with the filly setting a North American record for a mile on turf in the process.
Jonathan Pease, Michael Dickinson and Neal Drysdale were all born in England but training in the US at the times of their wins in the race. As of 2016 Luca Cumani is the only trainer based in England at the time of his success to prevail here, when sending out Barathea to victory in 1994.
French trainers have fared somewhat better, with seven wins in all. Interestingly six of these seven victories have been recorded by fillies. It was the brilliant French filly Miesque who became the first horse to ever win any race at this meeting twice, when landing back to back renewals of this in 1987 and 1988.
Something in the genes of this one appear to have been conducive to success in this contest, as her grandson Miesque’s Approval returned to master the field in 2006. Seven years old at the time, Miesque’s Approval is also the oldest winner in the history of the race.
The American performers Lure and Wise Dan are others to have won back to back renewals, but in 2010 another French mare topped everything which had gone before. The man to have ridden Miesque to her two triumphs was Frenchman Freddy Head.
Returning to the meeting as a trainer he sent out the sensational Goldikova to leave the rest trailing in her wake in 2008, 2009 and 2010. No other runner has won any race at this meeting three times.
Goldikova’s hat-trick of victories propelled Freddy Head and Olivier Peslier to the top of the trainers and jockeys table for the race.