Mile Championship

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Mile Championship
マイルチャンピオンシップ
Grade 1 race
Eishin-Apollon20111120.jpg
The 28th (2011) winner Eishin Apllon
Location Kyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred
Website japanracing.jp/
Race information
Distance 1600 meters
(About 8 furlongs / 1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification 3-y-o & Up, Thoroughbreds
Weight 3-y-o 56 kg / 4-y-o & up 57 kg
Purse ¥ 190,000,000 (as of 2014)
1st: ¥ 100,000,000

The Mile Championship is an International Grade I flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) on the turf at Kyoto Racecourse in November. It was first run in 1984.

It is traditionally considered as a step race of Hong Kong Mile in Japan Racing. Particularly before the introduction of Hanshin Cup (Grade 2, 1400m) in 2006, as being the last graded event in mile distance in the Japan racing season and most of the winners or runners-up will travel to Hong Kong pursuing extra prize money. Including the only Japanese winner by then Hat Trick.

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1984 Nihon Pillow Winner 4 Hiroshi Kawachi Masatoshi Hattori Hyakutaro Kobayashi 1:35.3
1985 Nihon Pillow Winner 5 Hiroshi Kawachi Masatoshi Hattori Hyakutaro Kobayashi 1:35.3
1986 Takara Steel 4 Yoshiyasu Tajima Eizaburo Sakamoto Yoshio Murayama 1:35.3
1987 Nippo Teio 4 Hiroyuki Gohara Kinzo Kubota Yuichi Yamaishi 1:34.9
1988 Soccer Boy 3 Hiroshi Kawachi Yukiharu Ono Shadai Race Horse 1:34.6
1989 Oguri Cap 4 Katsumi Minai Tsutomu Setoguchi Shunsuke Kondo 1:34.6
1990 Passing Shot 5 Takashi Kusunoki Mitsuru Hashida Tadaharu Morimoto 1:33.6
1991 Daitaku Helios 4 Shigehiko Kishi Yasuo Umeda Masaichi Nakamura 1:34.8
1992 Daitaku Helios 5 Shigehiko Kishi Yasuo Umeda Masaichi Nakamura 1:33.3
1993 Shinko Lovely 4 Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa Osamu Yasuda 1:35.7
1994 North Flight 4 Koichi Tsunoda Keiji Kato Taihoku Bokujo 1:33.0
1995 Trot Thunder 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Katsutoshi Aikawa Teruo Fujimoto 1:33.7
1996 Genuine 4 Yukio Okabe Yasuhisa Matsuyama Shadai Race Horse Co., Ltd. 1:33.8
1997 Taiki Shuttle 3 Norihiro Yokoyama Kazuo Fujisawa Taiki Farm 1:33.3
1998 Taiki Shuttle 4 Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa Taiki Farm 1:33.3
1999 Air Jihad 4 Masayoshi Ebina Masanori Ito Lucky Field Co., Ltd. 1:32.8
2000 Agnes Digital 3 Hitoshi Matoba Toshiaki Shirai Takao Watanabe 1:32.6
2001 Zenno El Cid 4 Olivier Peslier Kazuo Fujisawa Shinobu Oosako 1:33.2
2002 Tokai Point 6 Masayoshi Ebina Yoshiyuki Goto Masanori Uchimura 1:32.8
2003 Durandal 4 Kenichi Ikezoe Masahiro Sakaguchi Teruya Yoshida 1:33.3
2004 Durandal 5 Ken-ichi Ikezoe Masahiro Sakaguchi Teruya Yoshida 1:33.0
2005 Hat Trick 4 Olivier Peslier Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm Co., Ltd. 1:32.1
2006 Daiwa Major 5 Katsumi Ando Hiroyuki Uehara Keizo Oshiro 1:32.7
2007 Daiwa Major 6 Katsumi Ando Hiroyuki Uehara Keizo Oshiro 1:32.7
2008 Blumenblatt 5 Yutaka Yoshida Sei Ishizaka Carrot Farm 1:32.6
2009 Company 8 Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi Hideko Kondo 1:33.2
2010 A Shin Forward 5 Yasunari Iwata Masato Nishizono Eishindo Co., Ltd. 1:31.8
2011 Eishin Apollon 4 Ken-ichi Ikezoe Masahiro Matsunaga Toyomitsu Hirai 1:33.9
2012 Sadamu Patek 4 Yutaka Take Masato Nishizono Sadamu Onishi 1:32.9
2013 Tosen Ra 5 Yutaka Take Hideaki Fujiwara Takaya Shimakawa 1:32.4
2014 Danon Shark 6 Yasunari Iwata Ryuji Okubo Danox Co Ltd 1:31.5
2015 Maurice 4 Ryan Moore Noriyuki Hori Kazumi Yoshida 1:32.8
2016 Mikki Isle 5 Suguru Hamanaka Hidetaka Otonashi Mizuki Noda 1:33.1

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