Longines Mile

The 2016 Longines Mile will be run on Saturday October 29, 2016 at Flemington Racecourse and will take place on .

Longines Mile News

Emirates Stakes 2016 Target for Cup Flop Articus

Emirates Stakes 2016 Target for Cup Flop Articus

Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett has confirmed plans to target the 2016 Emirates Stakes with German raider Articus after his failed 13th in the Caulfield Cup on debut down under.

German raider Articus could back-up from a Caulfield Cup 13th in the 2016 Emirates Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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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
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

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
2 77×0002152 AKAVOROUN G 7 Ciaron Maher 99
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
9 2x1442x233 FEDERAL G 5 John O’Shea 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
17 0x16415x40 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote 105
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
25 x7212x4510 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 111
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
33 08x461x263 TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 99
34 1x110x2662 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 97
35 7203×52284 TORGERSEN (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 89
36 689×211521 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 98
37 10×2014121 VADAMOS (FR) H 6 Andre Fabre
38 x0649x5491 VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 104
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.