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Hong Kong Mile

The Hong Kong Mile is a Group 1 race for 3yo & upward thoroughbreds that takes place each December at Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong. The race itself is run over a distance of 1600 metres with prize money of HK$20,000,000 and is one of the four major races held on Hong Kong International Race Day.

Outstanding galloper Beauty Generation captured the 2018 Hong Kong Mile in exciting fashion snaring back-to-back victories in Sha Tin's feature mile race.

Zac Purton guided the John Moore trained son of Road To Rock to an easy 3L victory over Vivios, ridden by William Buick and trained by Yasuo Tomomichi, in a time of 1:33.52 for the mile. Casper Fownes trained Southern Legend, piloted by Douglas Whyte, finished 0.25L back in third place.

Beauty Generation's dominant win stepped him up into elite company, becoming only the fourth horse to complete the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile and Champions Mile double in the same season. He now stands proudly alongside champion gallopers Maurice (2015-16), Able Friend (2014-15) and Good Ba Ba (2007-08).

The Hong Kong Jockey Club governs racing in Hong Kong and has meetings at two race tracks - Sha Tin Racecourse and Happy Valley Racecourse. The Hong Kong Mile is run at the Sha Tin Racecourse which was first built in 1978.

Hong Kong Mile info

Date: Sunday 8th December 2019
Track: Sha Tin Racecourse, Hong Kong
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo & Up
Status: Group 1
Surface: Turf
Prize Money: HK$20,000,000 (app $2.3M AUS)
2018 Winner: Beauty Generation
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The Hong Kong Mile was first introduced in 1991 as the 'Hong Kong International Bowl' and was originally raced over a distance of 1400 metres. In 1999 the race distance increased to 1600 metres and the race itself became the Hong Kong Mile, with Group One status reached in the year 2000.

The Hong Kong Mile attracts quality gallopers from all around the world and past winners include three-time winner Good Ba Ba (2007-2009) and brilliant Australasian mare Sunline (2000).

Beauty Only (2016) took out the Gr2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile over 1600m at Sha Tin before winning this event in stylish fashion and recent Hong Kong Mile winners include Maurice (2015) and Able Friend (2014).

Other Group 1 feature races on International race day include the Hong Kong Sprint (1200m), Hong Kong Mile (1600m) and Hong Kong Cup (2000m).

2018 Hong Kong Mile result

1. $1.50 Beauty Generation 57.0 Z Purton
2. $58.00 Vivlos 55.5 W Buick
3. $40.00 Southern Legend 57.0 D Whyte

then followed
4. $23.00 Beauty Only 57.0 H Bowman
5. $8.30 Persian Knight 57.0 M Demuro
6. $14.00 Nothingilikemore 57.0 J Moreira
7. $10.00 Mozu Ascot 57.0 C Lemaire
8. $24.00 One Master 55.5 R Moore
9. $14.00 Singapore Sling 57.0 S de Sousa
10. $38.00 Fifty Fifty 57.0 J McDonald
11. $136.00 Beat The Bank 57.0 O Murphy
12. $167.00 Comin' Through 57.0 M Walker
13. $50.00 What Else But You 57.0 K Teetan
14. $162.00 Inns Of Court 57.0 M Barzalona

Margins: 3 len, 0.25 len
Time: 1:33.52

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Hong Kong International Race Day

Hong Kong International Race day is the major race day of Hong Kong horse racing and the day itself has become one of the major days of racing in Asia and around the world. Held in December annually, International Race Day takes place offers total prize money in excess of HK$64,000,000, which is around $8.2M Australian.

International Race Day features the following Group 1 races:

  • Hong Kong Cup - 2000m
  • Hong Kong Sprint - 1200m
  • Hong Kong Mile - 1600m
  • Hong Kong Vase - 2400m

Australian horses have won the Hong Kong Mile multiple times with Monopolize ridden by Wayne Harris and trained by Grahame Begg winning in consecutive years in 1995-96, while the Bart Cumming's galloper Catalan Opening scoring in 1997 with Darren Beadman aboard. In the year 2000, Greg Childs rode champion mare Sunline to victory for trainer Trevor McKee.

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Hong Kong Mile recent winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2018 Beauty Generation Zac Purton John Moore 1:33.5
2017 Beauty Generation K.C. Leung John Moore 1.33.7
2016 Beauty Only Zac Purton Tony Cruz 1.33.4
2015 Maurice Giant Treasure Able Friend 1.33.9
2014 Able Friend Joao Moreira John Moore 1:33.4
2013 Glorious Days Douglas Whyte John Size 1:33.6
2012 Ambitious Dragon Tony Millard Zac Purton 1:34.1
2011 Able One Jeff Lloyd John Moore 1:33.9
2010 Beauty Flash Gerald Mosse Tony Cruz 1.34.7
2009 Good Ba Ba O Doleuze D Cruz 1.34.6
2008 Good Ba Ba Chris Soumillon Andreas Schutz 1:32.7
2007 Good Ba Ba Olivier Doleuze Andreas Schutz 1:34.5
2006 The Duke Olivier Doleuze Caspar Fownes 1:33.4
2005 Hat Trick Olivier Peslier Katsuhiko Sumii 1:34.8
2004 Firebreak Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:34.6
2003 Lucky Owners Felix Coetzee Tony Cruz 1:34.3
2002 Olympic Express Weichong Marwing Ivan Allan 1:34.9
2001 Eishin Preston Yuichi Fukunaga Shuji Kitahashi 1:34.8
2000 Sunline Greg Childs Trevor McKee 1:34.2
1999 Docksider Olivier Peslier John Hills 1:34.7
1998 Jim and Tonic Gerald Mosse Francois Doumen 1:21.7
1997 Catalan Opening Darren Beadman Bart Cummings 1:22.0
1996 Monopolize Darren Beadman Grahame Begg 1:22.0
1995 Monopolize Wayne Harris Grahame Begg 1:21.5
1994 Soviet Line Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:22.0
1993 Winning Partners Michael Kinane Neville Begg 1:22.6
1992 Glen Kate * Corey Black Bill Shoemaker 1:22.2
1991 Additional Risk Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:21.9

* The 1992 Hong Kong Cup was postponed in December of that year due to an equine virus outbreak and the race was held in April of 1993.

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