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Victoria Mile

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History

ALMOND EYE winning the Victoria Mile at Tokyo in Japan.
ALMOND EYE winning the Victoria Mile at Tokyo in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

The Victoria Mile is a Grade 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for four year olds and above mares at Tokyo racecourse conducted by the Japan Racing Association.
The Victoria Mile is run over 1600m. It was first run in 2006 and was won by Dance In The Mood.
This is the mares chance in Japan to get a G1.
The Victoria Mile was worth JPY204,960,000 in 2020.
Tokyo racecourse is a left handed course with the start at the top of the back straight.
The majority of wins since it began are with the four year olds.
Vodka won the Derby in 2007 and two years on she won some top races including this by seven lengths and also the Japan Cup.
Buena Vista rarely ran a bad race. She took out the Victoria Mile after dropping back in trip from the Sheema Classic in Dubai.
Almond Eye was kept in training as a 5yo and returned in the 2020 edition. She absolutely bolted in four lengths.
The most successful recent jockeys are Christophe Lemaire, Norihiro Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Uchida and Keita Tosaki with two wins.
Damian Lane won his first Japanese G1 on a riding stint on Normcore in 2019.
Hideaki Fujiwara has three wins as a trainer.
Notable winners of the Victoria Mile include Almond Eye (2020), Straight Girl (2015/2016), Verxina (2013/2014), Apapane (2011), Buena Vista (2010), Vodka (2009) and Dance In The Mood (2006).
The 2020 Victoria Mile was won by Almond Eye from Sound Chiara and Normcore.
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Previous Victoria Mile Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ALMOND EYE (JPN) 5M
LORD KANALOA (JPN) - FUSAICHI PANDORA (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
C P LEMAIRE55.0SAKAE KUNIEDA12
NORMCORE (JPN) 4F
HARBINGER (GB) - CHRONOLOGIST (JPN) KUROFUNE (USA)
DAMIAN LANE55.0K HAGIWARA4
JOUR POLAIRE (JPN) 5M
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SUMMER NIGHT CITY (JPN) HELISSIO (FR)
H MIYUKI55.0M NISHIZONO4
ADMIRE LEAD (JPN) 4F
STAY GOLD (JPN) - BELLE ALLURE (IRE) NUMEROUS (USA)
C P LEMAIRE55.0N SUGAI5
STRAIGHT GIRL (JPN) 7M
FUJI KISEKI (JPN) - NEVER PERIOD (JPN) TAIKI SHUTTLE (USA)
K TOSAKI55.0H FUJIWARA13
STRAIGHT GIRL (JPN) 6M
FUJI KISEKI (JPN) - NEVER PERIOD (JPN) TAIKI SHUTTLE (USA)
K TOSAKI55.0H FUJIWARA5
VERXINA (JPN) 5M
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - HALWA SWEET (JPN) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
H UCHIDA55.0Y TOMOMICHI14
VERXINA (JPN) 4M
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - HALWA SWEET (JPN) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
H UCHIDA55.0Y TOMOMICHI11
WHALE CAPTURE (JPN) 4M
KUROFUNE (USA) - GLOBAL PEACE (JPN) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
N YOKOYAMA55.0K TANAKA12
APAPANE (JPN) 4M
KING KAMEHAMEHA (JPN) - SALTY BID (USA) SALT LAKE (USA)
M EBINA55.0SAKAE KUNIEDA16
BUENA VISTA (JPN) 4M
SPECIAL WEEK (JPN) - BIWA HEIDI (JPN) CAERLEON (USA)
N YOKOYAMA55.0H MATSUDA11
VODKA (JPN) 5M
TANINO GIMLET (JPN) - TANINO SISTER (JPN) ROUSILLON (USA)
YUTAKA TAKE55.0KATSUHIKO SUMII6
ASIAN WINDS (JPN) 4M
FUJI KISEKI (JPN) - SAKURASAKU (JPN) DANEHILL (USA)
S FUJITA55.0H FUJIWARA6
KOIUTA (JPN) 4M
FUJI KISEKI (JPN) - VIOLET LOVE (JPN) DR DEVIOUS (IRE)
MASAMI MATSUOKA55.0M OKUHIRA4
DANCE IN THE MOOD (JPN) 5M
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) - DANCING KEY (USA) NIJINSKY II (CAN)
H KITAMURA55.0K FUJISAWA1

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