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The Crystal Mile is a Group 2 weight for age mile event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.
2018 Crystal Mile Results
- 1st: Cliff's Edge
- 2nd: Prized Icon
- 3rd: Duca Valentinois
Crystal Mile News
Held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late October as part of Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day, the Crystal Mile is a key mile race at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Worth $200,000 in prize money, the weight-for-age showdown attracts a strong group of milers which can tackle the 1600m distance. Many of these horses will come via the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and will go on to compete in the Group 1 Kennedy Mile (1600m) held a week later on Victoria Derby Day. Turn Me Loose (2015) was the last horse to complete the Crystal Mile – VRC Cantala Stakes (now the Kennedy Mile) double.
The Crystal Mile is one of seven Group status races held at The Valley at the meeting that is headlined by the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).
The 2018 Crystal Mile took place on Saturday October 27, 2018 as part of Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley.
|Crystal Mile 2018|
|Date:||Saturday October 27, 2018|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO&UP WFA|
2018 Crystal Mile Results
- 1st: #8 Cliff’s Edge
- 2nd: #2 Prized Icon
- 3rd: #4 Duca Valentinois
Crystal Mile Betting Odds
The latest Crystal Mile odds and betting markets will listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of Cox Plate Day so you can lock in your top Crystal Mile betting tips.
2018 Crystal Mile Field
The Crystal Mile field draws some of the top weight-for-agers currently engaged in their spring campaign. Good lead-up races into the Crystal Mile field include the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) run at Caulfield the weekend before or the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) for gallopers looking to come back down in class and distance.
The 2018 Crystal Mile field and barriers were released are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below as soon as announced by the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||5x695x7525||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||James Cummings||Damian Lane||3||59kg||–||111|
|2||42630×3554||PRIZED ICON||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||2||59kg||–||104|
|3||70x0172x95||SOVEREIGN NATION||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||6||59kg||–||103|
|4||77421×0407||DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||7||59kg||–||102|
|5||6x7711213x||LYCURGUS||Danny O’Brien||Oisin Murphy||4||59kg||–||89|
|6||10409x570x||SNOANO (GB)||Aaron Purcell||Mark Zahra||9||59kg||–||91|
|7||1x691420x6||SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE)||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||5||59kg||–||95|
|8||27158×0715||CLIFF’S EDGE||Darren Weir||John Allen||10||58.5kg||–||101|
|9||1295×27173||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Walker||8||58.5kg||–||103|
|10||x90x321531||OCTABELLO||Mick Price||Noel Callow||1||58.5kg||–||96|
2018 Crystal Mile Nominations
The Crystal Mile 2018 nominations are released on the Monday of Cox Plate Day and will be available below once released.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||27158×0715||CLIFF’S EDGE||H||4||Darren Weir||101|
|2||77421×0407||DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE)||G||7||James Cummings||102|
|4||1x0918x402||FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||101|
|6||5x695x7525||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||G||8||James Cummings||111|
|9||x230956118||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller||104|
|11||42630×3554||PRIZED ICON||H||5||Kris Lees||104|
|12||1295×27173||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||H||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||103|
|13||1x691420x6||SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||95|
|14||10409x570x||SNOANO (GB)||G||7||Aaron Purcell||91|
|15||70x0172x95||SOVEREIGN NATION||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||103|
|16||8x1214x356||WAGING WAR||G||5||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||92|
Crystal Mile History
First raced in 1982 and won by Getting Closer, the Crystal Mile was originally titled the “Waterford Crystal Mile” however in 2007 it changed sponsors and is now named the “Patinack Farm Crystal Mile”. Originally a Listed race, the Crystal Mile was elevated to Group 3 status in 1986 and became a Group 2 race in 1997. The event has only been won twice by one horse named Weasel Will in 2000 and 2001. 1 minute 33.2 seconds is the record for the fastest winning time (since 1988) by Ark Regal in 1990 whereas Niconero holds the slowest time record for his 2005 win with 1 minute 39.4 seconds.
Recent Crystal Mile Winners
|1st||Cliff’s Edge||1 minute 35.40 seconds|
|1st||Lucky Hussler||1 minute 34.56 seconds|
|1st||The United States||1 minute 39.79 seconds|
|1st||Turn Me Loose||1 minute 35.0 seconds|
|1st||Hooked||1 minute 34.98 seconds|
|1st||Toydini||1 minute 36.04 seconds|
|1st||Silent Achiever||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|1st||Testa My Patience||1 minute 36.74 seconds|
|1st||Sound Journey||1 minute 36.71 seconds|
|1st||Rangirangdoo||1 minute 34.96 seconds|
|2nd||Sound Of Nature|
|1st||Sea Battle||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Sonic Quest||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|3rd||Tears I Cry|
|1st||Flash Trick||1 minute 37.2 seconds|
|1st||Niconero||1 minute 39.4 seconds|
|1st||Lad Of The Manor||1 minute 37 seconds|
|1st||Rosina Lad||1 minute 38.3 seconds|
|2nd||Walk On Air|
|1st||Royal Code||1 minute 36.5 seconds|
|1st||Weasel Will||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||Weasel Will||1 minute 38.7 seconds|