Horse Racing

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contenders

Isaiah De Los Santos
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile contenders, including jockeys and trainers.
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile contenders, including jockeys and trainers. / (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

One of the year's biggest weekends in horse racing is upon us with the 2022 Breeders' Cup bringing 14 races across two days on Nov. 4-5.

The races kick off on Friday, but it's really Saturday's races that most fans and bettors are looking forward to. That's when the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile goes down at 1:10 p.m. ET with a cool $1 million at stake.

The contenders were announced on Wednesday, so here's everything you need to know about the field before wagering on the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on FanDuel Racing.

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contenders

1. Cody's Wish

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: William I. Mott
Breeder: Godolphin
Owner: Godolphin LLC

Cody's Wish is on a roll heading into the Breeders' Cup. He's won three straight races, the most recent being at Saratoga in August.

2. Cyberknife

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Brad Cox
Breeder: Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
Owner: Gold Square, LLC

Cyberknife has four wins on the year, with the most recent coming on July 23 in the Haskell. His most recent finish was a 3rd-place showing in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in September.

3. Gunite

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC

This three-year-old has racked up wins in 2022. Gunite touts four 1st-place finishes and two 2n-place finishes already this year across six starts.

4. Informative

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Uriah St. Lewis
Breeder: Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic
Owner: Trin-Brook Stables, Inc.

Informative will look to surprise this talented field on Saturday. The five-year-old colt has only made the podium in two of five races this year, though his win was in August so he's got some momentum on his side.

5. Jack Christopher

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Breeder: Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
Owner: Jim Bakke, Gerald Isbister, Coolmore Stud

Jack Christopher's been nearly perfect during his racing career. He's earned five 1st-place finishes along with a 3rd-place finish in six starts. Three of those wins occurred this year.

6. Laurel River

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc
Owner: Juddmonte

Laurel River is trained by the esteemed Bob Baffert. He's gone 2-for-2 in 2022, winning both of his starts so far.

7. Law Professor

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Rob Atras
Breeder: Twin Creeks Farm
Owner: Twin Creeks Racing Stable, LLC

Law Professor enters this race looking for his second win of the year. He previously won at Kentucky Downs in September and most recently finished second at Belmont in the Woodward Stakes.

8. Pipeline

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Breeder: Eurowest Bloodstock Services LTD.
Owner: John D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services

The second Chad Brown-trained horse in this race, Pipeline has appeared in each podium spot over his first three races. He finished third most recently at Saratoga, second at Monmouth Park in July and won at Aqueduct in April.

9. Senor Buscador

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Todd W. Fincher
Breeder: Joe R Peacock Sr. & Joe R Peacock Jr.
Owner: Joe R. Peacock Jr

This four-year-old is coming off of a win in his last outing, taking 1st place in the Ack Ack Stakes at Churchill Downs. Trainer Todd Fincher will look to make it two in a row on Saturday.

10. Simplification

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Antonio Sano
Breeder: France Weiner & Irwin J. Weiner
Owner: Tami Bobo & Tristan de Meric

Simplification has been busy in 2022, racking up a whopping eight starts. He has two 1st-place finishes, a 2nd-place finish and two 3rd-place finishes to show for it.

11. Slow Down Andy

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill
Breeder: Reddam Racing, LLC
Owner: Reddam Racing, LLC

Slow Down Andy has impressed at just three years old. He's placed on the podium in five of his six races in 2022, including two wins, the most recent of which came in September at Del Mar.

12. Three Technique

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Jason G. Cook
Breeder: Omega Farm LLC & Bally Breeders
Owner: David E. Miller, Eric Grindley & John A. Werner

At five years old, Three Technique boasts much more experience than most of his competitors. He's logged 26 career starts, earning four wins. One of those was this past May at Churchill Downs.

13. Surly Furious

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Glenn Wismer
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones
Owner: Novogratz Racing Stable Inc.

Surly Furious has some of the most wins in 2022 in this field. He's finished first in four of seven races, most recently at Presque Isle Downs in September.

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