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Superior Mile
Group 3 race
LocationHaydock Park
Haydock, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteHaydock Park
Race information
Distance1m 37y (1,643 metres)
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
5 lb for fillies and mares
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* after 31 March
Purse£77,700 (2021)
1st: £45,368
Superior Mile
Red, white maltese cross Royal blue, light green hoops, royal blue sleeves Light blue, light blue and dark blue diabolo on sleeves
Chindit Light Infantry Regal Reality
Previous years
Yellow, large black spots and spots on cap Yellow, red epaulets, quartered cap Pink, dark blue star, dark blue cap
Triple Time Tacarib Bay Marie's Diamond
Black, red sleeves, black armlets, red cap Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, pink and emerald green quartered cap Yellow, purple star and star on cap
Artistic Rifles Bell Rock My Oberon
White, red sash, red and white striped cap Yellow, purple star and star on cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Top Rank My Oberon Khaloosy
Red, white star, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Silver, tassel on cap White, black seams, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star
Great Scot Matterhorn Raising Sand
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Royal blue, red sash, white sleeves Red, white sash, royal blue cap
Here Comes When Circus Couture Regal Reality
Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow cap, royal blue spots Emerald green and royal blue stripes, light blue sleeves, royal blue armlets Royal blue, white stars, white cap, royal blue star
Ballet Concerto Kaspersky Morando
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Yellow, red chevrons, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Hathal Mitchum Swagger Convey
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Black, white hoops, royal blue cap, white star Orange, white halved sleeves
Balty Boys Sovereign Debt Hors De Combat
Light blue, dark blue cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves
Captain Cat Balty Boys Ocean Tempest
Brown, brown cap, beige star Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
Top Notch Tonto Hay Dude Gabrial
Dark blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow cap Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond Dark green, yellow star, yellow and dark green halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow stars
Thistle Bird Fulbright Boom And Bust
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap
King Torus Questioning Dark Promise
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Cityscape Secrecy Awzaan
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Confront Bushman Derbaas
Grey, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap Royal blue, yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star
Harvest Queen Smart Enough Caldra
White, Red hoop, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Mauve, green sleeves, green cap, mauve star White, orange and yellow striped sleeves and cap
Zero Tolerance Indian Steppes St Petersburg
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue Royal blue, white cross of lorraine and armlets, check cap
Linngari With Reason Quito
Royal blue Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine, sleeves and cap
With Reason Troubadour Audience
Navy blue, red and light blue hoop and armlets, white cap Light blue, orange diamonds on body, star on cap Royal blue, yellow sash
Gateman Pentecost Attache

The Superior Mile is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 37 yards (1,643 metres) at Haydock Park in early September.


The event was established in 2003, and it originally held Listed status. The first running was won by Gateman. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2013.[1]

The Superior Mile is currently staged on the final day of Haydock Park's three-day Sprint Cup Festival. It is run on the same day as the Sprint Cup and is sponsored by the online gaming company Unibet. From 2016 to 2018 the race was run under sponsored titles.


Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (3 wins):


Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
2003 Gateman 6 Keith Dalgleish Mark Johnston 1:44.11
2004 With Reason 6 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 1:41.80
2005 Linngari 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.76
2006 Zero Tolerance 6 Jamie Spencer David Barron 1:48.47
2007 Harvest Queen 4 Seb Sanders Peter Makin 1:43.58
2008 no race [a]
2009 Confront 4 Stéphane Pasquier Sir Michael Stoute 1:47.43
2010 Cityscape 4 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 1:39.44
2011 King Torus 3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:43.11
2012 Thistle Bird 4 James Doyle Roger Charlton 1:40.77
2013 Top Notch Tonto 3 Dale Swift Brian Ellison 1:43.35
2014 Captain Cat 5 George Baker Roger Charlton 1:44.10
2015 Balty Boys 6 Silvestre de Sousa Brian Ellison 1:43.91
2016 Hathal 4 Frankie Dettori William Haggas 1:47.15
2017 Ballet Concerto 4 Richard Kingscote Sir Michael Stoute 1:45.93
2018 Here Comes When 8 Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding 1:49.60
2019 Great Scot 3 Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:44.09
2020 Top Rank 4 P. J. McDonald James Tate 1:46.60
2021 Artistic Rifles 5 Andrea Atzeni Edward Bethell 1:39.85
2022 Triple Time 3 Andrea Atzeni Kevin Ryan 1:40.78
2023 Chindit 5 James Doyle Richard Hannon Jr. 1:41.04
  1. ^ The 2008 running was abandoned due to waterlogging

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eight races upgraded by European Pattern Committee". the-racehorse.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.