Sandown Mile

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Sandown Mile
(Bet365 Mile)
Group 2 race
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Bet365
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 1m 14y (1,622 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 August 31 last year
Purse £95,000 (2016)
1st: £53,875
Sandown Mile
2016
Royal blue, white cap Red, white sash, royal blue cap Purple and white (quartered), white sleeves
Toormore Dutch Connection Breton Rock

The Sandown Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 14 yards (1,622 metres) at Sandown Park in late April.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1985, and it was initially sponsored by Trusthouse Forte.[1] The first running was won by Pebbles.

Subsequent sponsors of the race have included KLM UK, At the Races and Betfred. The online gambling company Bet365 became the sponsor in 2008, and the event is currently known as the Bet365 Mile.

The Sandown Mile is staged during a two-day meeting which features both flat and jump races. Other events at the meeting include the Bet365 Gold Cup, the Celebration Chase, the Gordon Richards Stakes and the Sandown Classic Trial.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Hurricane Alan – 2004, 2005
  • Paco Boy2009, 2010

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Richard HughesMajor Cadeaux (2008), Paco Boy (2009, 2010), Dick Turpin (2011), Trumpet Major (2013)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Richard HannonHurricane Alan (2004, 2005), Major Cadeaux (2008), Paco Boy (2009, 2010), Dick Turpin (2011), Trumpet Major (2013)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1985 Pebbles 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:42.04
1986 Field Hand 4 Brent Thomson Barry Hills 1:51.71
1987 Vertige 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone 1:40.51
1988 Soviet Star 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre 1:45.23
1989 Reprimand 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:49.20
1990 Markofdistinction 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:39.50
1991 In the Groove 4 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:42.45
1992 Rudimentary 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:42.09
1993 Alhijaz 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:43.08
1994 Penny Drops 5 David Harrison Lord Huntingdon 1:46.89
1995 Missed Flight 5 George Duffield Chris Wall 1:41.09
1996 Gabr 6 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:41.34
1997 Wixim 4 Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 1:43.90
1998 Almushtarak 5 Ray Cochrane Kamil Mahdi 1:51.12
1999 Handsome Ridge 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:47.85
2000 Indian Lodge 4 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 1:50.69
2001 Nicobar 4 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1:49.61
2002 Swallow Flight 6 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 1:45.13
2003 Desert Deer 5 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:42.67
2004 Hurricane Alan 4 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon 1:43.67
2005 Hurricane Alan 5 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon 1:43.68
2006 Rob Roy 4 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.98
2007 Jeremy 4 Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.22
2008 Major Cadeaux 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:43.23
2009 Paco Boy 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:43.04
2010 Paco Boy 5 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:41.65
2011 Dick Turpin 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:41.92
2012 Penitent 6 Daniel Tudhope David O'Meara 1:52.58
2013 Trumpet Major 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:45.34
2014 Tullius 6 Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 1:48.10
2015 Custom Cut 6 Daniel Tudhope David O'Meara 1:44.57
2016 Toormore 5 William Buick Richard Hannon, Jr. 1:43.06

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 Trusthouse Forte Mile". Glasgow Herald. 26 April 1985. Retrieved 17 February 2013.