Summer Mile Stakes

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Summer Mile Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
Purse £100,000 (2013)
1st: £56,710
Summer Mile Stakes
2013
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Royal blue, emerald green chevron and sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Grey, emerald green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
Aljamaaheer Mull Of Killough Guest of Honour

The Summer Mile Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

History[edit]

The event was formerly known as the Silver Trophy Stakes, and it used to be held at Lingfield Park. For a period it was a Listed race open to horses aged three or older, and it was contested over 7 furlongs and 140 yards. It was run as a handicap from 1993 to 1998. It was switched to Ascot and extended to a mile in 1999.

The Silver Trophy Stakes was promoted to Group 3 level in 2003, and from this point it excluded three-year-olds. It returned to Lingfield when Ascot was closed for redevelopment in 2005. That year's edition was the first Group race in Britain run on a synthetic surface.

The event was renamed the Summer Mile Stakes in 2006. It was upgraded to Group 2 status and transferred back to Ascot in 2007.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse since 1986 (2 wins):

  • Green Line Express – 1990, 1991

Leading jockey since 1986 (3 wins):

Leading trainer since 1986 (4 wins):

  • Richard Hannon, Sr.Hard Round (1986), Wallace (1999), Cape Town (2001), Dick Turpin (2011)

Winners since 1986[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1986 Hard Round 3 Brian Rouse Richard Hannon, Sr.
1987 Hiaam 3 Paul Cook Michael Stoute
1988 Warning 3 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 1:28.81
1989 Markofdistinction 3 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:31.51
1990 Green Line Express 4 Michael Hills Mohammed Moubarak 1:28.65
1991 Green Line Express 5 Tony Cruz Mohammed Moubarak 1:30.90
1992 Thourios 3 Michael Hills Guy Harwood 1:28.46
1993 Croft Valley 6 Dean McKeown Reg Akehurst 1:31.73
1994 Gymcrak Premiere 6 Billy Newnes Gordon Holmes 1:29.35
1995 Moccasin Run 4 David Griffiths Ian Balding 1:27.15
1996 Almushtarak 3 Ray Cochrane Gay Kelleway 1:28.80
1997 Cadeaux Tryst 5 Richard Hills Ed Dunlop 1:28.48
1998 Fizzed 3 Richard Hughes Mark Johnston 1:28.48
1999 Wallace 3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon, Sr. 1:40.72
2000 Sugarfoot 6 Willie Ryan Nigel Tinkler 1:41.43
2001 Cape Town 4 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon, Sr. 1:41.50
2002 Fallen Star 4 Steve Drowne John Dunlop 1:40.96
2003 Tillerman 7 Richard Hughes Amanda Perrett 1:40.78
2004 Shot to Fame 5 Frankie Dettori Peter Harris 1:42.49
2005 Autumn Glory 5 Steve Drowne Geoff Wragg 1:36.45
2006 Echo of Light 4 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 1:36.23
2007 Cesare 6 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 1:40.65
2008 Archipenko 4 Kevin Shea Mike de Kock 1:42.16
2009 Aqlaam 4 Richard Hills William Haggas 1:39.92
2010 Premio Loco 6 George Baker Chris Wall 1:40.43
2011 Dick Turpin 4 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon, Sr. 1:41.48
2012 Fanunalter 6 Olivier Peslier Michael Wigham 1:41.36
2013 Aljamaaheer 4 Paul Hanagan Roger Varian 1:38.51
2014 Guest Of Honour 5 Martin Harley Marco Botti 1:39.34

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