2013 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)

11/2/2013, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
7:40 PM ET
1 mile (Turf)
3+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)...

Has American thoroughbred racing become too enamored with one weekend of racing while forgoing the importance of a solid, yearlong campaign?Read More
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  • ekindy · @Ruffianlover I think the differences are greatly exaggerated. Remember Princess took some time off after the Oaks as well. Princess ran exactly one more race for the year than Beholder, and ran exactly one more race than Beholder between the Oaks and the Distaff. Yes it's a difference but it's not so much of a difference that you take the award away from Beholder. And also remember Princess stayed home when other contenders (in fact ALL other Oaks runners if I am not mistaken) ran in March prep races. Are we going to discount her Oaks victory because of that? · 81 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Also WESTERN turf has very little rain and is closely cropped like a putting green where a course like Arlington or Belmont has much more depth to it · 81 days ago ·
Wise Dan is a throwback, a champion, and a fun horse to root for, so why are so many in racing jeering him?Read More
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  • travel_vic · This one BLEW away a good field after a 6 furlong pace time that was close to the track record...Good looking gelding too. · 83 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · I read some comments like The BEST of the BEST run on dirt, or he beat soft fields. Let me just say this. What Dan did in his races aside from the Shadwell 9f poly swamp run was run within himself and ran super fast times in hand. Look at the Woodbine Mile, Maker Mile, The Firecracker, 4star dave, and esecially the breeders cup mile. That was all horse doing his job, and Johnny was a passenger. The Animal is one of the best I have seen grace our turf. I can tell you that the best horses in the USA the last few years have been TURF horses. Wise Dan and Point Of Entry have both been the best older horses and consistent also. NO dirt horse compares with those two in that time period. Also , with the minimal amount of Mile turf races at G1 level in the USA, how do you all expect Dan to run vs G1 winners, when he has won all the major Turf mile races, except the one race on the west coast. If Za Approval(who is a VERY nice horse in his own right) is not a G1 winner, there is a reason for that. Otherwise if no Dan in those Miles, Za Approval could be the one who is a Multiple G1 winner. · 83 days ago ·
If you thought the Horse of the Year award was a foregone conclusion after the Breeders' Cup, Zipse at the Track is here to say, "Not so fast, my friends!"Read More
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  • joan.cleaver.31 · GOD threw in one bad race, WTC,MMM threw in plenty. My book it is between WD and GOD! Europe has been touting their recent miler as horse of the century, do we wear colored glasses? · 124 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Joan - You mean that recent Miler who also won at 10f and 10.5f in hand.... · 123 days ago ·
After some big wins and losses during the Breeders' Cup World Championships, blogger Ashley Tamulonis spells out who has a case for Horse of the Year and who has sewn up important divisional honors in explaining her final NTRA poll of the 2013 racing year.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · EP Taylor, on this point I couldn't agree more. For a person like myself who handicaps primarily from a pace stand point the race run by Mucho Macho Man was easily the best of the day, possibly any day this year anywhere. Others have their speed ratings which were 108 from Brisnet and 112 from Beyer. I had MMM at 117. Naturally this is JMO, but that was for myself the best race of the year on dirt. Considering he ran on the pace with a meltdown at the end allowing WTC and DOW to contest is was just fantastic. This is purely from the perspective of a fan, even though I did wager on him and Fort Larned, I can and do wager totally without prejudice. · 156 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Like ! ^ · 155 days ago ·
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: Wise DanRead More
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  • Euro Trash · as I understand it. I have glanced at them but haven't really studied them much. · 166 days ago ·
  • amino998 · As it was promoted to me, Euro Trash, a primary advantage claimed is that the TimeFormUS #s were designed to be comparable to the International #s. But my Wise Dan question ^^ swings in the breeze. DOUG??? D: · 161 days ago ·
Enjoy the first installment of Mary Cage's seven-part series featuring her personal best moments from her 2013 Breeders' Cup experience.Read More
Four days in Southern California, might as well as be four days on the planet Neptune. The sun is always shining, which naturally scares me. We go months without seeing the big yellow ball in Chicagoland during this time of year, so feeling the heat on the back of the neck while I tried to formulate...Read More
Looking for some possible long shots for today's Breeders' Cup races? Mary Cage offers a look at at least one long shot in each Saturday race.Read More
Mary Cage spent a large portion of the morning with reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan and caught up with trainer Charlie LoPresti. Read about Wise Dan's preparation two days out from his defense of the Breeders' Cup Mile.Read More
Silver Max wins
silver max will put obviously away early due to obviously's cheap speed. The closers will have to come and run silver max down in the stretch if they can.
  • amino998 · What changed your mind? ^^ >> I'm saying he's overrated and this year there will be plenty of speed in the bc and he will fold like a cheap suite wildcat | 9/28/2013 9:54 AM | - Re: Silver Max · 167 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · That He Be Fire N Ice has a string of nice races. Using him. I doubt Wise Dan is done yet. Obviously is not cheap speed at a mile, wth? · 167 days ago ·
taking a look at No Jet Lag and Bright Thought
Cristoforo Colombo – see European report He Be Fire N Ice – Early Wednesday morning He Be Fire N Ice, a 5yo son of Unusual Heat galloped 1 1/4 miles at Hollywood Park and then took a cross-L.A. van ride from Inglewood to Arcadia and the stable of trainer John Sadler. Read More
Breeders’ Cup Classic Planteur, the English challenger for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, followed a similar pattern to Tuesday’s exercise on Santa Anita’s main track early Wednesday morning at around 5:15. Read More
Bright Thought – Trainer Jorge Gutierrez Tuesday explained why Bright Thought, a 4yo colt who set a world record for 1 1/2m on turf at Santa Anita in March, will be making his first start in more than seven months in the Breeders' Cup Mile against the likes of reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan. “H...Read More
For this race was bright thought but again to many are catching on so im going with za approval
Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan put in a strong gallop early Saturday morning on the main track as the Keeneland phase of his preparations for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) began to wind down.Read More
  • EP Taylor · I watched a BC preview show on Youtube by Sky Sports. They REALLY respect Wise Dan. They were discussing his Timeform rating and had nothing but praise for him. · 172 days ago ·
I'll go with Bright Thought and Za Approval.
There is only one horse that controls his own Horse of the Year destiny, and his name is Game On Dude.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Man,sure don't take much to get a compliment out of you(LOL) .Would you settle for 2nd place right now? · 178 days ago ·
  • Jay S. · Hey tom. You know it. The competition this year is rough. I'll be thrilled if Big Will powers in at 2nd place. · 178 days ago ·
Morton Fink’s reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, worked a half-mile in :47.40 over Keeneland’s main track Friday morning with regular morning partner Damien Rock aboard.Read More
  • mdracing69 · Trainer Charlie LoPresti said Morton Fink’s Wise Dan jogged twice around the Keeneland training track early Saturday morning under exercise rider Damien Rock. “Damien said he was full of himself this morning,” LoPresti said. “That was a good work for him yesterday (a half-mile in :47.40) and that will be it for him (as far as works).” Wise Dan is scheduled to ship to Santa Anita on Oct. 29. · 179 days ago ·

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