Goldikova seeks to add to her legend by becoming a four-time consecutive winner of the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs. She is coming off two solid but second place finishes, so if she has ever been vulnerable, this might be the year. She will have to overcome the additional obstacle of having drawn the rail. Courageous Cat finished second in the 2009 version of this race and is coming off a second place finish in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, won by Turallure. Turallure also won the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch prior to that. Sidneys Candy set the pace in last year's edition of the Mile but faded. He will certainly be forwardly placed and is capable of monstrous efforts from time to time. Mr. Commons is coming off of two close second place finishes in turf mile races at Santa Anita and Del Mar. The ever reliable and classy Gio Ponti is coming off a win in the Grade 1 Shadwell and had to settle for second to Goldikova in last year's Mile. If Goldikova doesn't get an ideal trip or is even a half-step slower than before, he could prevail in this race. Get Stormy ran a game second to Gio Ponti in the Shadwell and also won the Grade 1 Makers Mark Mile earlier this year. Jeranimo comes off of a nice win in the Grade 2 Oak Tree Mile. Byword comes to us from France and most recently took a Group 2 at Longchamp. Strong Suit is coming off a big race with a high speed rating in the Group 2 Burj Khalifa Challenge Stakes at Newmarket. He has yet to win at a mile but has shown a world of talent. Court Vision doesn't appear to be the same horse he was last year and will be up against it. Strong Suit is a European invader coming off two straight Group 2 wins in England and must be taken seriously. Zoffany fared poorly in his American debut in the Shadwell Mile, but has two good second place finishes in Group 1 races in Europe this year.
The The 2011 Breeders Cup Mile horse was made available to the Horse Racing Fantasy Community on Friday, November 4, 2011. This race was held at Churchill Downs with a field of 13 horses. Goldikova, Zoffany, Courageous Cat, Mr. Commons, Gio Ponti, Get Stormy, Jeranimo, Byword, Court Vision, Sidneys Candy, Strong Suit, Compliance Officer, and Turallure competed in this spectacular 1 mile race on a Turf track. The Horse Racing Fantasy Community ran this race in game - below you will find the results of the heated competition.