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Churchill Downs

  • 20:40 Tvg Breeders' Cup Mile 1m

  • (grade 1) (turf) $2,000,000 added 3yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner $1,079,892 2nd $359,964 3rd $197,964 4th $119,880
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 35.20s
  • Off time: 20:40:22

Full result

20:40 Churchill Downs Result 6th November 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (10) Goldikova (IRE) 8-11 O Peslier F Head 5 6/4f
opened 6/4 touched 6/4
2nd (3) Gio Ponti (USA) 9-0 R Dominguez Christophe Clement 5 5/1
opened 6/1 touched 6/1
3rd (7) The Usual Q. T. (USA) 9-0 Victor Espinoza J Cassidy 4 33/1
opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th (6) Paco Boy (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore R Hannon 5 11/2
opened 11/2 touched 11/2
5th (4) Court Vision (USA) 9-0 Robby Albarado Richard Dutrow, Jr 5 16/1
opened 16/1 touched 16/1
6th (9) Sidney's Candy (USA) 8-11 Joel Rosario John Sadler 3 7/1
opened 7/1 touched 7/1
7th (11) Proviso 8-11 Mike Smith William Mott 5 10/1
opened 10/1 touched 10/1
8th (5) Delegator 9-0 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 4 16/1
opened 16/1 touched 16/1
9th (2) Society's Chairman (USA) 9-0 J R Leparoux Roger Attfield 7 66/1
opened 66/1 touched 66/1
10th (1) Beethoven (IRE) 8-11 Johnny Murtagh A P O'Brien 3 25/1
opened 25/1 touched 25/1
11th (8) Get Stormy (USA) 9-0 Javier Castellano Thomas Bush 4 50/1
opened 50/1 touched 50/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: £$1.20,$1.60,$3.30
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00


Goldikova made history in becoming the first horse to win three Breeders' Cup races when winning a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile in scintillating fashion to cement her position in the record books. The field broke well with Olivier Peslier content to drop in on the mare from a high draw and he never looked concerned despite being trapped wide in the early stages as the American gamble of the race, Sidney's Candy, took them along from Get Stormy, Beethoven and The Usual Q.T. who quickly pulled himself into a share of second whilst Delegator raced in midfield just ahead of Goldikova with Paco Boy, Proviso and Gio Ponti all held up at the rear of the field with outsider Society's Chairman in last. As the field moved past the half mile pole, Sidney's Candy still led from Beethoven with Frankie Dettori moving Delegator up into fourth and Olivier Peslier improving Goldikova's position on the outside only about 5 lengths off the lead as they moved into the turns. She still had five in front of her at the final turn and was forced to race five wide but picked up brilliantly in the straight to win going away from Gio Ponti and The Usual Q. T. who had battled on well to hold on for third having raced prominently for much of the way. Paco Boy flew home when out in the straight and was unlucky not to have finished closer as he failed to handle the sharp bends on this course meaning Ryan Moore just had to steer him around the corners before asking him for an effort in the straight by which stage the majority of the field were in front of him. He was a shade unlucky not to finish in the places but this was his fifth defeat at the hands of Goldikova and he simply wasn't good enough on the day. Gio Ponti had launched his challenge at around the same time as Goldikova but lacked the same gears, Proviso never threatened, Court Vision raced in midfield throughout whilst Beethoven dropped away tamely having travelled well for much of the race.