10 Greatest Breeders' Cup Races

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Da Hoss, 1998 Mile

After the bay gelding won the Mile in 1996, eccentric trainer Michael Dickinson shut him down for nearly two years due to hoof and ankle injuries. Dickinson ran Da Hoss only once in advance of the '98 Mile—he won a 1 1/8-mile allowance race at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., on Oct. 11. At Churchill Downs on Nov. 7, Da Hoss was overtaken in deep stretch by Irish champion Hawksley Hill (far left), but came back on the rail to win by a nose at odds of 11-1.

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