Hong Kong Mile

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Longines Hong Kong Mile
Group 1 race
Location Sha Tin Racecourse
Hong Kong, China
Inaugurated 1991
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Longines
Website Hong Kong Jockey Club
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 125 lb (3y); 126 lb (4y+)
Allowances
4 lb for fillies and mares
Purse HK$23,000,000 (2011 onwards)
1st: HK$13,110,000

The Hong Kong Mile is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile) at Sha Tin, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid December.

The race was first run in 1991, and it was originally titled the Hong Kong International Bowl. Its distance was initially set at 1,400 metres. The event's present title and distance were both introduced in 1999, and the following year it was promoted to Group 1 status.

The Hong Kong Mile is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, and it presently offers a purse of HK$23,000,000 (approximately US$2.9 million).

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at present distance of 1,600 metres)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 – John Yuen Se Kit (2007, 2008, 2009)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1991 Additional Risk 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:21.90
1992 Glen Kate [1] 6 Corey Black Bill Shoemaker McNall / Gretzky 1:22.20
1993 Winning Partners 5 Michael Kinane Neville Begg Justin Yue Kwok Hung et al. 1:22.60
1994 Soviet Line 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:22.00
1995 Monopolize 5 Wayne Harris Grahame Begg Neville Begg & Partners 1:21.50
1996 Monopolize 6 Darren Beadman Grahame Begg Neville Begg & Partners 1:22.00
1997 Catalan Opening 5 Darren Beadman Bart Cummings Dato Tan Chin Nam 1:22.00
1998 Jim and Tonic 4 Gérald Mossé François Doumen Martin / Barby 1:21.70
1999 Docksider 4 Olivier Peslier John Hills Gary A. Tanaka 1:34.70
2000 Sunline 5 Greg Childs Trevor McKee Trevor McKee et al. 1:34.20
2001 Eishin Preston 4 Yuichi Fukunaga Shuji Kitahashi Toyomitsu Hirai 1:34.80
2002 Olympic Express 4 Weichong Marwing Ivan Allan Larry Yung Chi Kin 1:34.90
2003 Lucky Owners 3 Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz Mr & Mrs Leung Kai Fai 1:34.30
2004 Firebreak 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:34.60
2005 Hat Trick 4 Olivier Peslier Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm 1:34.80
2006 The Duke 6 Olivier Doleuze Caspar Fownes Eddie Yau, Jr. 1:33.40
2007 Good Ba Ba 5 Olivier Doleuze Andreas Schütz John Yuen Se Kit 1:34.50
2008 Good Ba Ba 6 Christophe Soumillon Andreas Schütz John Yuen Se Kit 1:32.71
2009 Good Ba Ba 7 Olivier Doleuze Derek Cruz John Yuen Se Kit 1:34.60
2010 Beauty Flash 5 Gerald Mosse Tony Cruz Simon Kwok Siu Ming 1:34.79
2011 Able One 9 Jeff Lloyd John Moore Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 1:33.98
2012 Ambitious Dragon 6 Zac Purton Anthony T. Millard Johnson Lam Pui Hung & Anderson Lam Hin Yue 1:34.12
2013 Glorious Days 6 Douglas Whyte John Size Tom Brown's Syndicate 1:33.60
2014 Able Friend 5 João Moreira John Moore Dr & Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan 1:33.49
2015 Maurice 4 Ryan Moore Noriyuki Hori Kazumi Yoshida 1:33.92
2016 Beauty Only 5 Zac Purton Tony Cruz Eleanor Kwok Law Kwai Chun & Patrick Kwok Ho Chuen 1:33.48

1 The "1992" race actually took place in April 1993 – it had been postponed in December due to an equine virus.

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