Hong Kong Mile News

Talented five-year-old Able Friend has continued his exceptional run through the 2014 racing calendar at Sha Tin over the weekend, displaying an incredible turn of foot to win the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) by more than four lengths. Jumping from the gates well, leading jockey Joao Moreira settled…

Hong Kong Mile

The Hong Kong Mile is a Group 1 race that takes place each year at Sha Tin Racecourse on the second Sunday in December. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Hong Kong Mile is worth a total of HK$23,000,000, or approximately AU$3.5 million, in prize money.

The 2014 Hong Kong Mile will take place on Sunday December 14, 2014.Hong Kong Mile

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The race is run on a turf surface and is open to horses aged three-years-old and older. The Hong Kong Mile is one of four Hong Kong International races which are run on the same day. The other three are the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint, Group 1 Hong Kong Vase and Group 1 Hong Kong Cup.

The first Hong Kong Mile was run in 1991, when Additional Risk took out the honours. Originally named the Hong Kong International Bowl, the Hong Kong Mile was also initially run over a distance of 1,400 metres. In 1999 it was changed to its current name and distance, while it was awarded Group 1 status in 2000.

Notable winners if the Hong Kong Mile include Monopolize (1995, 1996), Sunline (2000) and Good Ba Ba (2007-2009).

A variety of betting options are available for the Hong Kong Mile, including wagers such as win, place, trifecta, exacta and first four. With such an exciting card of races headlining Hong Kong’s premier race meeting, it is no wonder there is so much interest on the event.