Longshot Order of Australia, 73-1, win Breeders’ Cup Mile

Order of Australia, a 73-1 longshot, has won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland

The Irish-bred colt entered the 15-horse field after One Master was scratched. Jockey Pierre Charles Boudot was riding in place of Christophe Soumillon after he tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

It was the second Cup win Saturday for Boudot, who rode 17-1 French bred Audarya to victory in the Filly & Mare Turf.

Order of Australia covered the mile on firm turf in 1:33.73 and paid $148.40, $57 and $25.60.

Circus Maximus returned $12.60 and $9 while Lope Y Fernandez paid $12.40.

The Mile was part of the lead-up to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at the $31 million season-ending championships.