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Sandown Mile

Group 2 race
Sandown Mile
Location Sandown Park
Esher, England
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Bet365
Website Sandown Park
Race information
Distance 1m 14y (1,622 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
6 lb for Group 1 winners *
4 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since August 31 last year
Purse £100,000 (2010)
1st: £56,770

The Sandown Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of 1 mile and 14 yards (1,622 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April.

The event was established in 1985, and for much of its history it has been run under a sponsored title. Previous sponsors have included Trusthouse Forte, At the Races and Betfred. Its present sponsor, Bet365, began supporting the race in 2008.

The Sandown Mile takes place at a meeting which features both flat and jump races. Other events at this meeting include the Bet365 Gold Cup, the Celebration Chase and the Gordon Richards Stakes.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Hurricane Alan – 2004, 2005
  • Paco Boy – 2009, 2010

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Steve CauthenPebbles (1985), Reprimand (1989), In the Groove (1991), Rudimentary (1992)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Richard HannonHurricane Alan (2004, 2005), Major Cadeaux (2008), Paco Boy (2009, 2010)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1985 Pebbles 4 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 1:42.04
1986 Field Hand 4 Brent Thomson Barry Hills 1:51.71
1987 Vertige 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone 1:40.51
1988 Soviet Star 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre 1:45.23
1989 Reprimand 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:49.20
1990 Markofdistinction 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 1:39.50
1991 In the Groove 4 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth 1:42.45
1992 Rudimentary 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:42.09
1993 Alhijaz 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:43.08
1994 Penny Drops 5 David Harrison Lord Huntingdon 1:46.89
1995 Missed Flight 5 George Duffield Chris Wall 1:41.09
1996 Gabr 6 Willie Carson Robert Armstrong 1:41.34
1997 Wixim 4 Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 1:43.90
1998 Almushtarak 5 Ray Cochrane Kamil Mahdi 1:51.12
1999 Handsome Ridge 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:47.85
2000 Indian Lodge 4 Michael Kinane Amanda Perrett 1:50.69
2001 Nicobar 4 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1:49.61
2002 Swallow Flight 6 Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 1:45.13
2003 Desert Deer 5 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 1:42.67
2004 Hurricane Alan 4 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon 1:43.67
2005 Hurricane Alan 5 Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon 1:43.68
2006 Rob Roy 4 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.98
2007 Jeremy 4 Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.22
2008 Major Cadeaux 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:43.23
2009 Paco Boy 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:43.04
2010 Paco Boy 5 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:41.65

See also

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 20. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 



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