Summer Mile Stakes
|Group 2 race|
|Summer Mile Stakes|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||9 st 1 lb|
3 lb for fillies and mares
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
The Summer Mile Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.
It has developed from a Listed event called the Silver Trophy Stakes which used to be held at Lingfield Park. This was formerly contested on turf over 7 furlongs and 140 yards, and it was open to horses aged three or older. It became a handicap race in 1993, and it continued as such until 1998. The following year it was transferred to its present venue, Ascot, and its distance was extended to a mile.
The Silver Trophy Stakes was promoted to Group 3 class in 2003, and simultaneously the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four. It was switched back to Lingfield for two years while Ascot was closed for redevelopment, and during this period it was run on Polytrack. The 2005 edition was the first Group race in Britain to be run on a synthetic surface. The event was given its current title in 2006, and upon its return to Ascot in 2007 it was upgraded to Group 2 status.
Most successful horse since 1988 (2 wins):
- Green Line Express – 1990, 1991
Leading jockey since 1988 (3 wins):
- Richard Hughes – Fizzed (1998), Wallace (1999), Tillerman (2003)
Leading trainer since 1988 (2 wins):
- Guy Harwood – Warning (1988), Thourios (1992)
- Mohammed Moubarak – Green Line Express (1990, 1991)
- Richard Hannon – Wallace (1999), Cape Town (2001)
Winners since 1988
|1988||Warning||3||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||1:28.81|
|1989||Markofdistinction||3||Frankie Dettori||Luca Cumani||1:31.51|
|1990||Green Line Express||4||Michael Hills||Mohammed Moubarak||1:28.65|
|1991||Green Line Express||5||Tony Cruz||Mohammed Moubarak||1:30.90|
|1992||Thourios||3||Michael Hills||Guy Harwood||1:28.46|
|1993||Croft Valley||6||Dean McKeown||Reg Akehurst||1:31.73|
|1994||Gymcrak Premiere||6||Billy Newnes||Gordon Holmes||1:29.35|
|1995||Mocassin Run||4||David Griffiths||Ian Balding||1:27.15|
|1996||Almushtarak||3||Ray Cochrane||Gay Kelleway||1:28.80|
|1997||Cadeaux Tryst||5||Richard Hills||Ed Dunlop||1:28.48|
|1998||Fizzed||3||Richard Hughes||Mark Johnston||1:28.48|
|1999||Wallace||3||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||1:40.72|
|2000||Sugarfoot||6||Willie Ryan||Nigel Tinkler||1:41.43|
|2001||Cape Town||4||Dane O'Neill||Richard Hannon||1:41.50|
|2002||Fallen Star||4||Steve Drowne||John Dunlop||1:40.96|
|2003||Tillerman||7||Richard Hughes||Amanda Perrett||1:40.78|
|2004||Shot to Fame||5||Frankie Dettori||Peter Harris||1:42.49|
|2005||Autumn Glory||5||Steve Drowne||Geoff Wragg||1:36.45|
|2006||Echo of Light||4||Kerrin McEvoy||Saeed bin Suroor||1:36.23|
|2007||Cesare||6||Jamie Spencer||James Fanshawe||1:40.65|
|2008||Archipenko||4||Kevin Shea||Mike de Kock||1:42.16|
|2009||Aqlaam||4||Richard Hills||William Haggas||1:39.92|
- galopp-sieger.de – Summer Mile Stakes.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Summer Mile Stakes (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Summer Mile Stakes – Ascot.
- pedigreequery.com – Silver Trophy Stakes – Ascot.