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Summer Mile Stakes

Group 2 race
Summer Mile Stakes
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
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
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

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):

Leading trainer since 1988 (2 wins):

  • Mohammed Moubarak – Green Line Express (1990, 1991)

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


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Summer Mile Stakes (2009).

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