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Longines Hong Kong Mile

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ADMIRE MARS winning the Longines Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin in Hong Kong.
ADMIRE MARS winning the Longines Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin in Hong Kong. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Longines Hong Kong Mile is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for the milers at Sha Tin conducted by Hong Kong Jockey Club.
It is run as part of the Longines Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) meeting run in December each year.
The Longines Hong Kong Mile is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1991 and was won by Additional Risk.
The first runnings were as the International Bowl and run over the 1400m.
It was a Group 3 in 1994 then Group 2 before it became a Group 1 from 1999 when stepped up to the mile.
Most wins by a Trainer (4): John Moore.
Most wins by a Jockey (3): Olivier Doleuze and Zac Purton.
Good Ba Ba won three straight Longines Hong Kong Miles while Monopolize from Australia scored twice.
Australian horses won three in a row from 1995/1996/1997. After Monopolize, Catalan Opening swept home for legends Darren Beadman and Bart Cummings.
One of the great editions was in 2000. Dual Cox Plate winner Sunline took on the local champ Fairy King Prawn and they cleared out for a soul stirring battle as the "horse of Hong Kong came after the mare of the world".
Beauty Generation won multiple G1s following his 2017 victory and backed it up in 2018. He was one of Hong Kong's four home trained winners on International Day 2018. Becoming one of the best rated horses in the world, he would win a string of local G1 races.
Admire Mars from Japan won as a 3yo in 2019 – the first of that generation in 16 years. He was one of Japan's three HKIR winners on the day.
The Longines Hong Kong Mile was worth HK$25m in 2019.
Notable winners of the Longines Hong Kong Mile include Admire Mars (2019), Beauty Generation (2017/2018), Maurice (2015), Able Friend (2014), Ambitious Dragon (2012), Able One (2011), Good Ba Ba (2007/2008/2009), Lucky Owners (2003), Sunline (2000), Jim And Tonic (1998), Catalan Opening (1997) and Monopolize (1995/1996).
The 2019 Longines Hong Kong Mile was won by Admire Mars from Waikuku and Beauty Generation.
Racing and Sports

Previous Longines Hong Kong Mile Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ADMIRE MARS (JPN) 3C
DAIWA MAJOR (JPN) - VIA MEDICI (IRE) MEDICEAN (GB)
C SOUMILLON56.5Y TOMOMICHI4
BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) 6G
ROAD TO ROCK (AUS) - STYLISH BEL (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
Z PURTON57.0JOHN MOORE12
BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) 5G
ROAD TO ROCK (AUS) - STYLISH BEL (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
D LEUNG57.0JOHN MOORE9
BEAUTY ONLY (IRE) 5G
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - GOLDENDALE (IRE) ALI-ROYAL (IRE)
Z PURTON57.0A S CRUZ13
MAURICE (JPN) 4H
SCREEN HERO (JPN) - MEJIRO FRANCES (JPN) CARNEGIE (IRE)
RYAN MOORE57.0N HORI11
ABLE FRIEND (AUS) 5G
SHAMARDAL (USA) - PONTE PICCOLO (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
J MOREIRA57.0JOHN MOORE11
GLORIOUS DAYS (AUS) 6G
HUSSONET (USA) - SAN CENTURY (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
D WHYTE57.0JOHN SIZE13
AMBITIOUS DRAGON (NZ) 6G
PINS (AUS) - GOLDEN GAMBLE (NZ) OREGON (USA)
Z PURTON57.0A T MILLARD11
ABLE ONE (NZ) 9G
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - GARDENIA (NZ) DANEHILL (USA)
J LLOYD57.0JOHN MOORE7
BEAUTY FLASH (NZ) 5G
GOLAN (IRE) - WYCHWOOD ROSE (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
G MOSSE57.0A S CRUZ14
GOOD BA BA (USA) 7G
LEAR FAN (USA) - ELLE MEME (USA) ZILZAL (USA)
O DOLEUZE58.0D CRUZ9
GOOD BA BA (USA) 6G
LEAR FAN (USA) - ELLE MEME (USA) ZILZAL (USA)
C SOUMILLON58.0ANDREAS SCHUTZ7
GOOD BA BA (USA) 5G
LEAR FAN (USA) - ELLE MEME (USA) ZILZAL (USA)
O DOLEUZE58.0ANDREAS SCHUTZ6
THE DUKE (AUS) 7G
DANEHILL (USA) - MER DU SUD (IRE) BLUEBIRD (USA)
O DOLEUZE58.0C FOWNES4
HAT TRICK (JPN) 4H
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) - TRICKY CODE (USA) LOST CODE (USA)
O PESLIER58.0KATSUHIKO SUMII10
FIREBREAK (GB) 5H
CHARNWOOD FOREST (IRE) - BREAKAWAY (GB) SONG (GB)
L DETTORI58.03
LUCKY OWNERS (NZ) 4H
- MISS PRIORITY (NZ)
F COETZEE58.0A S CRUZ7
OLYMPIC EXPRESS (GB) 4G
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WEICHONG MARWING58.0I W ALLAN10
SUNLINE (NZ) 5M
DESERT SUN (GB) - SONGLINE (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
G CHILDS56.0TREVOR MCKEE9

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