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2012 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)

11/3/2012, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:14 PM ET
1 mile (Dirt)
3+ M

Super Screener Winning Criteria - Dirt Mile

  • Rule #1 - Turnback Attack - All 5 winners of the Dirt Mile had their previous prep over a mile.
  • Rule #4 - Think Outside The Box - 47% of the horses who have hit the board in the Dirt Mile were 6th choice or higher.
  • Rule #7 - New York State of Mind -  SWhen the Dirt Mile has been run on dirt, 9 of the 12 runners who finished in the Super have prepped in NY.
  • For all 10 rules for this race and all Breeders' Cup races, get your copy of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Super Screener.

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1)...

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile hero Tapizar will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, it was announced Thursday. Bred and raced by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen, Tapizar will become the first Grade 1 winner by top sire Tapit to stand at Gai...Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Yeah, he made me some loot in the BCDM. Too bad. · 607 days ago ·
  • footlick · This horse has seemed to run about 5 races before they have to give him time off. He has shown talent and on occasion brilliance, but obviously has soundness issues. If I were his connections, this is the time I would retire him, after his biggest success. I would love to see healthy horses keep racing also, but this one has had physical issues his whole career. If they kept him in training and he doesn't win other major races, the impact of his BCDM is lost. · 607 days ago ·
Shackleford looks to buck the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile trend and be the first favorite to conquer the Dirt Mile. Read More
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  • GypsyRose · Haha hilton.tynes- I read your post a couple days ago and thought- watch Tapizar win now :) · 613 days ago ·
  • ScottDick · Shout out to Hilton for calling Tapizar. I just didn't see it! · 611 days ago ·
Wow…after watching a weekend of nothing but the best Thoroughbreds duking it out, a weekend of upsets jumping up and favorites proving their mettle, all I can say is what a fantastic Breeders Cup.Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · That is interesting other than Groupie Doll my 4 other hits were my "long shot" or just for fun picks. · 611 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · With that in mind, we'll call it a tie, then. Kudos to Little Mike and Ramon Dominguez for a well run race. · 611 days ago ·
Upsets the field at 15-1!Read More
Shackleford has the muscle of a hall of fame boxer, the face of a model, and the heart of a Champion...Read More
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  • Capper · I'm always wrong about Shackleford, we're like oil & water. He's shown the ability to survive torrid pace duals & come out the other side no worse for wear, where others in here have not, so looks like I'm going to be including him in my bets. · 614 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · This track will help his style tremendously. If he cannot win here, with that help, he is running too high · 614 days ago ·
Delegation – Gary Barber’s graded stakes-winner Delegation, whom trainer Mark Casse termed as “a little wound up” earlier in the week, is settling into a routine with two days remaining before his start in the $1 million Dirt Mile.Read More
Emcee/Fed Biz
Delegation – Gary Barber’s Delegation galloped 1 1/2m on Wednesday morning as part of trainer Mark Casse’s five-horse Breeders’ Cup contingent and then was sent to the starting gate for a lesson.Read More
Shackleford tries to end a 2-race losing streak in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Thanks in large part to the power of Twitter, Facebook and the welcoming hospitality of trainer Dale Romans and crew, a crowd of approximately 80 horse lovers descended upon Santa Anita’s Barn 76 at 11 a.m. Saturday, as Romans presented stable stars Shackleford (Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile), Little Mike...Read More
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  • TampaBayDowns Fan · Woah. I'm reading a book about him...you met a legend! So jealous...I've never been able ( or alive when they've been living) to meet any champ...Did see Shackleford and Caleb's Posse though... · 619 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · The Thoroughbred legends book about him is decent, but the better one is Grey Ghost. · 618 days ago ·
Well, I finally made Jersey Town give me my money back in his last. I wish I could feel confident pressing him, but, I can't. This is tough race for me, I will have to bear down a bit. I think Emcee is every bit as fast as Shack and certainly Fed. If Shack defers, Emcee could be gone. Of course, as I think through this race, I can come up with 10 different scenarios. I need to bear down a bit here.
“We’ve had thousands of requests from people who would like to meet ‘Shack’,” said Herman. “So we’ve decided to do a Meet and Greet this Saturday after he works. He’s supposed to work at about 8 a.m., and we want to invite his fans to come out to Clockers’ Corner and see him on the track. Dale will ...Read More
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  • notobsessed · not so wild about going to California, maybe when it is somewhere else... · 625 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Anita is one of the most beautiful race track settings in the over 55 tracks I have visted world wide. The first major course I attended the year inaugural Oak Tree started and I first heard the name Laffit Pincay. ONLY race course in North America with a right turn. · 624 days ago ·
The journey for trainer Ron Ellis and his gelding Rail Trip has been filled with ups and downs. After two years apart the duo looks to score a well deserved victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.Read More
  • zatt · Hard not to like Rail Trip, especially back with Ellis ... I would not put it past him to run a big race in the Dirt Mile. · 627 days ago ·
Nates Mineshaft, a three-time stakes winner who was third in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in June, has joined trainer Richard Mandella’s California stable and is a candidate for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.Read More
It sounded like Bob Baffert had mixed emotions about running Capital Account and Coil in Saturday’s Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs.Read More

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