Champions Mile

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The Champions Mile is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) on the turf at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2008 Champions Mile automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Mile. [1]

It was first run in 2001, and was opened to international competition in 2005 and granted an international grade 1 status in 2007. The race is now the third leg of the four race Asian Mile Challenge, preceded by the Dubai Duty Free Stakes and followed by the Yasuda Kinen.

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2001 Red Pepper 4 Eric Legrix Brian Kan Ping-chee Mr & Mrs Chau Kam Chuen 1:37.50
2002 Jeune King Prawn 5 Weichong Marwing Ivan W. Allan Mr & Mrs Lau Sak Hong 1:35.20
2003 Electronic Unicorn 7 Robbie Fradd John Size Lo Ying Bin 1:36.20
2004 Figures 5 Torsten Mundry David Oughton Financial Investors Group Syndicate 1:34.20
2005 Bullish Luck 6 Gerald Mosse Tony Cruz Wong Wing Keung 1:33.70
2006 Bullish Luck 7 Brett Prebble Tony Cruz Wong Wing Keung 1:33.70
2007 Able One 4 Michael Kinane John Moore Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 1:34.50
2008 Good Ba Ba 6 Olivier Doleuze Andreas Schütz John Yuen Se Kit 1:33.50
2009 Sight Winner 5 Brett Prebble John Size Mr. and Mrs. Tam Wing Kun 1:34.97
2010 Able One 7 Darren Beadman John Moore Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 1:33.63
2011 Xtension 4 Darren Beadman John Moore Mr & Mrs Steven Lo 1:34.71
2012 Xtension 5 James McDonald John Moore Mr & Mrs Steven Lo 1:35.23
2013 Dan Excel 5 Weichong Marwing John Moore David Philip Boehm 1:33.42
2014 Variety Club 6 Anton Marcus Mike de Kock I & M Jooste 1:34.11

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