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Godolphin Mile

Group 2 race
Godolphin Mile
Location Meydan Racecourse
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Inaugurated 1994
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website The Godolphin Mile at Emirates Racing
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (8 furlongs)
Track Tapeta, left-handed
Qualification Southern Hemisphere 3-year-olds &
Northern Hemisphere 4-year-olds
Weight SH 3yo: 54.5 kg - NH 4yo: 57 kg
Purse US$1,000,000

The Godolphin Mile is a Group 2 flat Thoroughbred horse race in the United Arab Emirates for Southern Hemisphere three-year-old horses and Northern Hemisphere four-year-olds. It is contested on dirt over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 8 furlongs) at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

Inaugurated in 1994 as the Nad Al Sheba Mile, the race takes place annually during the Dubai World Cup Night in late March and currently offers a purse of US$1 million.


Speed record:

  • 1:34:91 - Lend A Hand (1999)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Lost Soldier (1994, 1995)
  • 2 - Firebreak (2003, 2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Godolphin Mile







2010 Calming Influence 5 Ahmad Ajtebi Mahmoud Al Zarooni Godolphin Racing 1:36.82
2009 Two Step Salsa 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:36.82
2008 Diamond Stripes 5 Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Four Roses Thoroughbreds 1:36:96
2007 Spring at Last 4 Garrett Gomez Douglas F. O'Neill Reddam & WinStar 1:36:16
2006 Utopia 6 Yutaka Take Kojiro Hashiguchi Makoto Kaneko 1:35:88
2005 Grand Emporium 5 Weichong Marwing Mike de Kock Sheikh Mohammed 1:37:78
2004 Firebreak 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:35:82
2003 Firebreak 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:36:20
2002 Grey Memo 5 Gary Stevens Warren Stute R. Manzani et al. 1:36:69
2001 Festival of Light 4 David Flores Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:35:42
2000 Conflict 4 Ted Durcan Nick Robb Sheikh Marwan 1:36:40
1999 Lend A Hand 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Sheikh Mohammed 1:34:91
1998 Allied Forces 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:39:10
1997 Kassbaan 7 Jerry Bailey William Mather Sheikh Mohammed 1:36:48
1996 Tereshkova 4 Oliver Peslier Saeed bin Suroor Sheikh Hamdan 1:38:53
1995 Lost Soldier 5 Gary Hind Kiaran McLaughlin Sheikh Mohd Obaid 1:41:46
1994 Lost Soldier 4 Anthony McGlone Kiaran McLaughlin Sheikh Mohd Obaid 1:40:90


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