- Won the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar in 1:35.20 as a 3-year-old, defeating world-class milers Mor Spirit, Practical Joke, Sharp Azteca, etc.
- Elite speed figures across the board: 108 Beyer, negative 2 Ragozin, negative 4 Thoro-Graph.
- His negative 2 Ragozin marked the fastest Ragozin number earned by a 3yo in 2017.
- Won the Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths, and the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar by 6 1/4 lengths, earning a 101 Beyer in the latter.
- Narrow runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), placed third in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
- Became a TDN Rising Star after his debut MdSpWt win at Santa Anita in 1:09 flat for six furlongs, joining Curlin & Lookin At Lucky as sons of Smart Strike to be named TDN Rising Stars after impressive debut wins.
- Earned $1,249,949 - The last G1-winning, Classic-placed millionaire by leading sire of sires SMART STRIKE to retire to stud.
- Incredibly durable: 10 starts at 5 tracks and 4 different states around the country as a 3yo.
- Out of the G1-winning race mare RIGOLETTA, with 15 black type horses under his first three dams.
- $410,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearling purchase by Tom McGreevy.
"Ultimately, WinStar and Don Alberto Stable both partnered on him in the first place because we thought he could be the last great son of Smart Strike to carry on that line at stud. We are very committed to supporting Battle of Midway with world-class mares, because we both believe he possesses the looks, conformation and elite miler speed to become a very important sire."
"Battle of Midway improved all year to culminate in one of the most exciting Breeders' Cup races on the entire weekend. We have assembled a very nice broodmare band and will support him with quality mares to give him the best chance of becoming the next great son of Smart Strike."
-Don Alberto Stable's Carlos Heller