|Group 2 race|
W. Sussex, England
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||8 st 9 lb (3yo);|
9 st 1 lb (4yo+)
3 lb for fillies and mares
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
The Celebration Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds 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". Its title was changed to the "Goodwood Mile" in 1971, and it became the "Waterford Crystal Mile" in 1975. The race was given its present name in 1989.
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)
|1967||St. Chad||3||George Moore||Noel Murless||1:44.00|
|1968||Jimmy Reppin||3||Geoff Lewis||John Sutcliffe, Jr.||1:39.20|
|1969||Habitat||3||Lester Piggott||Fulke Johnson Houghton|
|1970||Humble Duty||3||Duncan Keith||Peter Walwyn||1:39.20|
|1971||Brigadier Gerard||3||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||1:42.10|
|1972||Sallust||3||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||1:39.40|
|1973||Jacinth||3||John Gorton||Bruce Hobbs|
|1974||Pitcairn||3||Ron Hutchinson||John Dunlop|
|1975||Gay Fandango||3||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||1:42.20|
|1976||Free State||3||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||1:39.40|
|1977||Be My Guest||3||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||1:46.28|
|1978||Captain James||4||Joe Mercer||Seamus McGrath||1:39.70|
|1979||Kris ||3||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||1:43.00|
|1980||Known Fact||3||Willie Carson||Jeremy Tree||1:41.32|
|1981||To-Agori-Mou||3||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:38.60|
|1982||Sandhurst Prince||3||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood|
|1983||Montekin||4||Brian Rouse||John Dunlop||1:39.30|
|1984||Rousillon||3||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:43.12|
|no race 1985 |
|1986||Then Again||3||Greville Starkey||Luca Cumani||1:39.92|
|1987||Milligram||3||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:36.80|
|1988||Prince Rupert||4||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:41.50|
|1989||Distant Relative||3||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||1:40.08|
|1990||Shavian||3||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||1:37.05|
|1991||Bold Russian||4||Willie Carson||Barry Hills||1:39.33|
|1992||Selkirk||4||Ray Cochrane||Ian Balding||1:41.72|
|1993||Swing Low||4||John Reid||Richard Hannon||1:38.94|
|1994||Mehthaaf||3||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||1:39.12|
|1995||Harayir||3||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||1:36.73|
|1996||Mark of Esteem||3||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:41.18|
|1997||Among Men ||3||Michael Kinane||Michael Stoute||1:38.34|
|1998||Muhtathir||3||Richard Hills||John Gosden||1:38.46|
|1999||Cape Cross||5||John Reid||Saeed bin Suroor||1:38.64|
|2000||Medicean||3||Pat Eddery||Sir Michael Stoute||1:38.65|
|2001||No Excuse Needed||3||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||1:38.23|
|2002||Tillerman||6||Richard Hughes||Amanda Perrett||1:38.13|
|2003||Priors Lodge||5||Willie Ryan||Marcus Tregoning||1:37.63|
|2004||Chic||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||1:43.22|
|2005||Chic||5||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||1:37.89|
|2006||Caradak||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||1:37.26|
|2007||Echelon||5||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||1:38.97|
|2008||Raven's Pass||3||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||1:39.30|
|2009||Zacinto ||3||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||1:41.54|
1 The 1979 running took place at Ascot.
2 The race was abandoned in 1985 because of a waterlogged course.
3 Cape Cross finished first in 1997, but he was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry.
4 Delegator was first in 2009, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.
- galopp-sieger.de – Celebration Mile (ex Wills Mile).
- goodwood.co.uk – Goodwood Media Guide (2009).
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Celebration Mile (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Celebration Mile – Goodwood.
- Recurring events established in 1967 – the Celebration Mile is included under its original title, Wills Mile.