Battle of Midway Wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar
The $1 million G1 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile was contested Friday, November 3 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California - a one-mile dirt test for horses three years old and upward. WinStar Farm and Don Alberto Stable's 14-1 outsider Battle of Midway made a strong move in the deep stretch and outfinished the field by a half length for his first G1 score. 5-2 second betting choice Sharp Azteca had to settle for a close second in the field of 10 with Awesome Slew, who was also sent off at 14-1 getting in for third. Practical Joke was fourth while Iron Fist, Giant Expectations, Gato Del Oro, 2-1 favorite Mor Spirit, 7-2 third choice Accelerate and Cupid completed the order of finish.
2017 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (9-3) Paid: $164.20
- $1 Trifecta (9-3-5) Paid: $740.60
- $1 Superfecta (9-3-5-10) Paid: $2,858.20
- $2 Daily Double (11/9) Paid: $147.40
- $1 Pick 3 (3/11/9) Paid: $257.90