|Group 2 race|
W. Sussex, England
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after October 31, 2015
(2yo wins not penalised)
|Kodi Bear||Gabrial||Breton Rock|
|Bow Creek||Emell||Captain Cat|
|Premio Loco||Thistle Bird||Aljamaaheer|
|Dubawi Gold||Set The Trend||Beacon Lodge|
|Shavian||Candy Glen||Lord Florey|
|Distant Relative||Great Commotion||Reprimand|
|Prince Rupert||Then Again||Doyoun|
The Celebration Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August.
The event was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Wills Mile. It was renamed the Goodwood Mile in 1971, and from this point it was classed at Group 3 level.
The race became known as the Waterford Crystal Mile in 1975, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 1977. It was given its present title in 1989.
The leading horses from the Celebration Mile often go on to compete in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The last to win both in the same year was Poet's Voice in 2010.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
- Chic – 2004, 2005
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Joe Mercer – Brigadier Gerard (1971), Sallust (1972), Captain James (1978), Kris (1979)
- Willie Carson – Known Fact (1980), Bold Russian (1991), Mehthaaf (1994), Harayir (1995)
- Greville Starkey – To-Agori-Mou (1981), Sandhurst Prince (1982), Rousillon (1984), Then Again (1986)
Leading trainer (8 wins):
- Sir Michael Stoute – Milligram (1987), Among Men (1997), Medicean (2000), No Excuse Needed (2001), Chic (2004, 2005), Echelon (2007), Zacinto (2009)
a The 1979 running took place at Ascot.
b The 1985 edition was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
c Cape Cross finished first in 1997, but he was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry.
d Delegator was first in 2009, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.
- Horseracing in Great Britain
- List of British flat horse races
- Recurring sporting events established in 1967 – this race is included under its original title, Wills Mile.
- Racing Post:
- galopp-sieger.de – Celebration Mile (ex Wills Mile).
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Celebration Mile (2016).
- pedigreequery.com – Celebration Mile – Goodwood.
- Abelson, Edward; John Tyrrel (1993). The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. p. 162. ISBN 1-873626-15-0.