Breeders Cup Dirt Mile Betting

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The Breeders Cup Dirt Mile is an annual Group One horse race which forms part of the prestigious Breeders Cup meeting. Open to horses of both sex aged three years-old upwards, it is one of North America’s premier eight furlong races that isn’t run on turf.

Compared to some other races at the meeting, the Dirt Mile is fairly new having only being run for the first time in 2007 at the newly expanded Breeders Cup which took place at Monmouth Park, New Jersey. Corinthian won the inaugural running of the race for trainer James A. Jerkens and jockey Kent Desmoreaux.

In terms of prize money, the contest is still rich by racing standards as a whole, however at $1 million it stands at nearly half of what most of the other races at the meeting have to offer. To be eligible for the race, horses must have competed in a series of other high status races throughout the racing calendar, a process known as the Breeders Cup Challenge. The San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, Longacres Mile at Emerald, Tiznow Stakes at Louisiana Downs and Monmouth Park’s Salvator Mile are all races which form part of this particular division of the Breeders Cup Challenge.

As a betting pointer, it is certainly important to focus in on these races in order to establish which participants lead the way with regards to form. The race is a ‘weight for age’ affair, so this also needs taking into the equation in line with past races and statistics such as winning distances.

Due to the qualifying series being exclusive to the USA, it is unlikely that any other horses from the rest of the world will take their place in the line-up.

With all of the build-up races taking place in the States, it can be tough work unravelling the race and its form, although videos of the qualifying races are usually available to peruse on the internet. Like the other races at the meeting, the field will be fourteen strong so each-way terms are not exactly perfect for the punter.

Money talks in this game and the winner of the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile is likely to be well fancied and more importantly well backed – so following the money in this unknown territory may well be a good piece of advice. Also, take a look at winning times of past races to help form a solid process of elimination for the field.

Although each and every race is played out differently, any selection made must have shown that they can not only win, but clock up a decent time as well.

A time of around 1.35 or 1.36 is likely to be sufficient enough to win the race or at least be involved in the thick of things.

Despite statistics on the race being hard to come by due to its short history, there is a small pointer that four year-olds have triumphed in the race on three out of four occasions.

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