The Longines Mile 2016 (previously known as the Emirates Stakes) is Melbourne’s richest 1600m race and offers $1 million in prize money. This Group 1 race – registered as the Cantala Stakes – is a quality handicap raced at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival.
The event runs on Victoria Derby Day on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, which runs on the first Tuesday of November, along with three other Group 1 races.
The Longines Mile shares a race program with the: Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-old stayers, the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old sprinters and the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) for fillies and mares.
The 2016 Longines Mile will be run on Saturday, October 29 .
|Longines Mile 2016|
|Date:||Saturday, October 29 , 2016|
|Race Type:||Open Quality|
2016 Longines Mile Field
The Longines Mile field is normally comprised of the horses from the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) run at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day and graduates of the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) run at Caulfield at the start of October on Caulfield Guineas Day.
The 2016 Longines Mile field will be published below once released on October 26, 2016, at 9:30am (AEDT).
2016 Longines Mile Nominations
The official Longines Mile 2016 nominations were taken by Racing Victoria (RV) on Monday October 17 and featured 40 early fancies including the Toorak Handicap winner He’s Our Rokkii and his Caulfield Guineas placed stablemate Seaburge also prepared by Lindsay Park.
See below for the full 2016 Longines Mile (Cantala Stakes) Nominations and follow the link for a detailed preview on the early entries.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||111x||ABBEY MARIE||M||4||Michael Kent||96|
|3||x0420x0155||AWESOME ROCK||H||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||109|
|4||9x960x3116||BON AURUM||H||4||Ciaron Maher||105|
|5||2311118×35||DANISH TWIST||M||5||Kris Lees||104|
|6||044106x0x0||DESERT JEUNEY||G||7||Nigel Blackiston||98|
|7||3x1210x511||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||M||4||Tony McEvoy||105|
|8||7x0955x307||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||99|
|10||26x1240x51||FIRST SEAL||M||5||John P Thompson||110|
|11||121x377x04||GOOD PROJECT||H||5||Chris Waller||105|
|12||0007071162||GREAT ESTEEM||G||6||Stuart Webb||100|
|13||x2018x7323||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|14||31122×4167||HEAVENS ABOVE||M||5||Tim Martin||103|
|15||x41211x111||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||108|
|16||1240×1113||HEY DOC||G||3||Tony McEvoy||–|
|18||21201×3112||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||4||Johno Benner||–|
|19||5×11828447||JACQUINOT BAY||G||9||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||102|
|20||12217×2225||LE ROMAIN||G||4||Kris Lees||108|
|21||900x1xD2x0||LIDARI (FR)||H||8||Darren Weir||102|
|22||4101110×13||MACKINTOSH (NZ)||G||4||Chris Waller||103|
|23||x21x625116||MCCREERY (GB)||G||5||Chris Waller||100|
|24||x040412201||MR INDIVIDUAL||H||4||Leon & Troy Corstens||84|
|26||3217111114||ROYAL RAPTURE||G||7||Darren Weir||103|
|27||1216×4542||SEABURGE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|28||32x145x227||SINGING (FR)||H||7||Kris Lees||97|
|29||7236033×85||STRATUM STAR||H||5||Darren Weir||109|
|30||11246×3449||TASHBEEH||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||97|
|31||610x5212x6||THE UNITED STATES (IRE)||H||7||Robert Hickmott||111|
|32||x4651818x1||THUNDER FANTASY||H||6||Anthony Cummings||107|
|34||1x110x2662||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||6||Lee & Anthony Freedman||97|
|35||7203×52284||TORGERSEN (NZ)||H||4||Chris Waller||89|
|37||10×2014121||VADAMOS (FR)||H||6||Andre Fabre||–|
|39||x121231121||VOODOO LAD||G||5||Darren Weir||108|
|40||49x2515x05||ZANBAGH||M||6||John P Thompson||100|
Longines Mile Prize Money
- 1st – $600,000
- 2nd – $180,000
- 3rd – $90,000
- 4th – $45,000
- 5th – $25,000
- 6th – $20,000
- 7th – $20,000
- 8th – $20,000
Longines Mile Odds
You’ll be able to find Longines Mile odds as soon as the nominations come out in mid-late October. Futures Longines Mile betting is open at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au weeks ahead of the race, with firmer Fixed Win Longines Mile odds open once final acceptances close.
Longines Mile Form Guide
If you are serious about your betting, you will need a good Longines Mile form guide to help in your analysis of the runners. Follow the link to our dedicated page that gives you a run down on the Longines Mile form guide, how to read the infomation provided in the guide and where to go for the best Longines Mile form guide each season.
Longines Mile Tips
Stay tuned for our insider 2016 Longines Mile tips and betting predictions to be published closer to race day. In the meantime check out dedicated Longines Mile Tips page for early Longines Mile betting guide and the latest Longines Mile news.
Previous Longines Mile Results
2016 will be the first year official Longines Mile results are available, the race previously run as the Emirates Stakes. It is still worth looking at past Emirates Stakes results as a Longines Mile betting guide.
Longines Mile Betting
Longines Mile betting is always hugely popular as the race runs on the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and features a star-studded field of milers and past Group 1 winners. Check out our dedicated Longines Mile betting page for everything to do with enjoying a punt on the million dollar feature including tips for the Longines Mile Trifecta.
Free Bets on Longines Mile
Plenty of online bookmakers around Australia offer free bets on the Longines Mile so make sure you check around leading up to Victoria Derby Day 2016 to find the best Longines Mile free bets available.