|Group 1 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Meon Valley Stud|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Weight||8 st 12 lb|
The Fillies' Mile is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September.
The event was established in 1973, and it was initially titled the Green Shield Stakes. The Green Shield catalogue shops were rebranded as Argos in the mid 1970s, and for a period the race was called the Argos Star Fillies' Mile. It attained Group 3 status in 1975, and its next sponsor, Hoover, began to support the event in 1978. From this point it was known as the Hoover Fillies' Mile.
The race was promoted to Group 2 level in 1986. Its association with Hoover continued until 1989, and it was given its current status, Group 1, in 1990. It has been backed by Meon Valley Stud since 1998.
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Lester Piggott – Escorial (1973), Miss Pinkie (1976), Cherry Hinton (1977), Oh So Sharp (1984)
- Frankie Dettori – Shamshir (1990), Glorosia (1997), Teggiano (1999), Crystal Music (2000)
Leading trainer (6 wins):
- Henry Cecil – Formulate (1978), Oh So Sharp (1984), Diminuendo (1987), Tessla (1988), Bosra Sham (1995), Reams of Verse (1996)
Leading owner (3 wins): (includes part ownership)
- Sheikh Mohammed – Oh So Sharp (1984), Diminuendo (1987), Shamshir (1990)
|1973||Escorial||Lester Piggott||Ian Balding||Queen Elizabeth II|
|no race 1974 |
|1975||Icing||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||Lady Iveagh|
|1976||Miss Pinkie||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Jim Joel|
|1977||Cherry Hinton||Lester Piggott||Harry Wragg||Budgie Moller|
|1978||Formulate||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Mrs D. Butler|
|1979||Quick as Lightning||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||Ogden Phipps|
|1980||Leap Lively||John Matthias||Ian Balding||Paul Mellon|
|1981||Height of Fashion||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Queen Elizabeth II|
|1982||Acclimatise||Tony Murray||Bruce Hobbs||Jocelyn Hambro|
|1983||Nepula||Bryn Crossley||Geoff Huffer||S. Al Qemias|
|1984||Oh So Sharp||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Sheikh Mohammed||1:42.44|
|1985||Untold||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||Robert Cowell|
|1986||Invited Guest||Steve Cauthen||Robert Armstrong||Kinderhill Corp.||1:43.40|
|1987||Diminuendo||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||Sheikh Mohammed||1:43.10|
|1988||Tessla||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||Charles St. George||1:43.96|
|1989||Silk Slippers||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||Robert Sangster||1:42.49|
|1990||Shamshir||Frankie Dettori||Luca Cumani||Sheikh Mohammed||1:43.27|
|1991||Culture Vulture ||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Christopher Wright||1:46.11|
|1992||Ivanka||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||Ali Saeed||1:46.65|
|1993||Fairy Heights||Cash Asmussen||Neville Callaghan||Frank Golding||1:44.44|
|1994||Aqaarid||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||Hamdan Al Maktoum||1:44.70|
|1995||Bosra Sham||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||Wafic Saïd||1:43.13|
|1996||Reams of Verse||Michael Kinane||Henry Cecil||Khalid Abdullah||1:44.32|
|1997||Glorosia||Frankie Dettori||Luca Cumani||Robert H. Smith||1:42.31|
|1998||Sunspangled||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||1:44.79|
|1999||Teggiano||Frankie Dettori||Clive Brittain||Abdullah Saeed Belhab||1:49.69|
|2000||Crystal Music||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Lord Lloyd-Webber||1:44.44|
|2001||Gossamer||Jamie Spencer||Luca Cumani||Gerald Leigh||1:46.40|
|2002||Soviet Song||Oscar Urbina||James Fanshawe||Elite Racing Club||1:42.32|
|2003||Red Bloom||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Cheveley Park Stud||1:40.81|
|2004||Playful Act||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||Sangster Family||1:42.22|
|2005||Nannina ||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||Cheveley Park Stud||1:38.52|
|2006||Simply Perfect||Darryll Holland||Jeremy Noseda||Smith / Tabor / Magnier||1:41.89|
|2007||Listen||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||1:43.30|
|2008||Rainbow View||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||George Strawbridge||1:40.82|
|2009||Hibaayeb||Neil Callan||Clive Brittain||Mohammed Al Nabouda||1:39.78|
1 The 1974 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course.
2 Midnight Air finished first in 1991, but she was relegated to last place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
3 The 2005 edition was held at Newmarket.
- galopp-sieger.de – Fillies' Mile.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Fillies' Mile (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Fillies' Mile – Ascot.