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Victoria Mile

Japan | FEATURE RACE GUIDE

History

jour polaire winning the victoria mile at tokyo in japan
JOUR POLAIRE 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 is worth JPY226,800,000 in 2019 (approx. AUD2.8million).
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.
The most successful recent jockeys are Norihiro Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Uchida and Keita Tosaki with two wins.
Yasuo Tomomichi and Hideaki Jujiwara have a couple of recent wins as a trainer.
Notable winners of the Victoria Mile include Straight Girl (2015/2016), Verxina (2013/2014), Apapane (2011), Buena Vista (2010), Vodka (2009) and Dance In The Mood (2006).
The 2018 Victoria Mile was won by Jour Polaire from Lys Gracieux and Red Avancer.
Racing and Sports

Previous Victoria Mile Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
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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