Hong Kong Mile
|Group 1 race|
|Hong Kong Mile|
|Location||Sha Tin Racecourse|
Hong Kong, China
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Website||Hong Kong Jockey Club|
|Distance||1,600 metres (1 mile)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||125 lb (3y); 126 lb (4y+)|
4 lb for fillies and mares
The Hong Kong Mile is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile) at Sha Tin, and it is scheduled to take place each year in mid December.
The race was first run in 1991, and it was originally titled the Hong Kong International Bowl. Its distance was initially set at 1,400 metres. The event's present title and distance were both introduced in 1999, and the following year it was promoted to Group 1 status.
The Hong Kong Mile is one of the four Hong Kong International Races, and it presently offers a purse of HK$16,000,000 (approximately US$2 million).
Speed record: (at present distance of 1,600 metres)
- 1:32.71 – Good Ba Ba (2008)
- 3 – Good Ba Ba (2007, 2008, 2009)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 3 – Olivier Doleuze (2006, 2007, 2009)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 2 – Grahame Begg (1995, 1996)
- 2 – Andreas Schütz (2007, 2008)
Most wins by an owner:
- 3 – John Yuen Se Kit (2007, 2008, 2009)
|1991||Additional Risk||3||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||1:21.90|
|1992||Glen Kate ||6||Corey Black||Bill Shoemaker||McNall / Gretzky||1:22.20|
|1993||Winning Partners||5||Michael Kinane||Neville Begg||Justin Yue Kwok Hung et al.||1:22.60|
|1994||Soviet Line||4||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||Maktoum Al Maktoum||1:22.00|
|1995||Monopolize||5||Wayne Harris||Grahame Begg||Neville Begg & Partners||1:21.50|
|1996||Monopolize||6||Darren Beadman||Grahame Begg||Neville Begg & Partners||1:22.00|
|1997||Catalan Opening||5||Darren Beadman||Bart Cummings||Dato Tan Chin Nam||1:22.00|
|1998||Jim and Tonic||4||Gérald Mossé||François Doumen||Martin / Barby||1:21.70|
|1999||Docksider||4||Olivier Peslier||John Hills||Gary A. Tanaka||1:34.70|
|2000||Sunline||5||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee||Trevor McKee et al.||1:34.20|
|2001||Eishin Preston||4||Yuichi Fukunaga||Shuji Kitahashi||Toyomitsu Hirai||1:34.80|
|2002||Olympic Express||4||Weichong Marwing||Ivan Allan||Larry Yung Chi Kin||1:34.90|
|2003||Lucky Owners||3||Felix Coetzee||Tony Cruz||Mr & Mrs Leung Kai Fai||1:34.30|
|2004||Firebreak||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||1:34.60|
|2005||Hat Trick||4||Olivier Peslier||Katsuhiko Sumii||Carrot Farm||1:34.80|
|2006||The Duke||6||Olivier Doleuze||Caspar Fownes||Eddie Yau, Jr.||1:33.40|
|2007||Good Ba Ba||5||Olivier Doleuze||Andreas Schütz||John Yuen Se Kit||1:34.50|
|2008||Good Ba Ba||6||Christophe Soumillon||Andreas Schütz||John Yuen Se Kit||1:32.71|
|2009||Good Ba Ba||7||Olivier Doleuze||Derek Cruz||John Yuen Se Kit||1:34.60|
1 The "1992" race actually took place in April 1993 – it had been postponed in December due to an equine virus.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hong Kong Mile (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Hong Kong Mile – Sha Tin.