Crystal Mile

The 2016 Crystal Mile is a Group 2 weight for age mile event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Cox Plate Day.

2016 Crystal Mile Results

  • 1st: The United States
  • 2nd: Lidari
  • 3rd: Ulmann

Crystal Mile News

2016 Crystal Mile Winner The United States onto Emirates Stakes

2016 Crystal Mile Winner The United States onto Emirates Stakes

Class prevailed in the Crystal Mile 2016 results on Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley with the winner The United States returning to form and booking a run in the new-look Emirates Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Crystal Mile winner The United States could back-up in the Emirates Stakes 2016 on November 5 at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing ...

Held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in October, the 2016 Crystal Mile is one of the more prominent mile races 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 Longines Mile (1600m) held a week later on Victoria Derby Day.

The 2016 Crystal Mile will take place on Saturday October 22nd as part of Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley.

Crystal Mile 2016
Date: October 22nd, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO&UP WFA
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Crystal Mile Betting Odds

The latest Crystal Mile 2016 odds and betting markets are listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

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2016 Crystal Mile Field

The Crystal Mile field draws some of the top weight-for-agers currently engaged in their spring campaign. As it is held on Cox Plate Day, many trainers simply can’t resist the opportunity to run their horses on the world stage. The Crystal Mile field often features past Group 1 winners amongst an all-star cast.

The 2016 Crystal Mile field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 19 and feature nine hopefuls led by Group 1 winner The United States who won the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) last Cox Plate day over the extra metres.

Check out the full 2016 Crystal Mile Final Field & Barrier Draw below, following the link for a detailed race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 111
2 7236033×85 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3 59kg 109
3 x2018x7323 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 9 59kg 107
4 900x1xD2x0 LIDARI (FR) Darren Weir John Allen 7 59kg 102
5 3217111114 ROYAL RAPTURE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 103
6 11246×3449 TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 8 59kg 97
7 2x1442x233 FEDERAL John O’Shea James McDonald 5 59kg 99
8 689×211521 ULMANN Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 59kg 98
9 0x0730x595 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) John Sadler Ben Melham 6 59kg 95

2016 Crystal Mile Nominations

The 2016 Crystal Mile nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday October 17 and feature a bumper 23 milers including Ranvet Stakes winner The United States and four-year-old Le Romain.

See below for the official 2016 Crystal Mile Nominations & Ballot and for more information on the early entries follow the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 08x0775x85 HAPPY TRAILS G 9 Paul Beshara 1 59kg 109
2 x4651818x1 THUNDER FANTASY H 6 Anthony Cummings 2 59kg 107
3 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 3 59kg 111
4 1x4523x564 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 4 59kg 107
5 7236033×85 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 5 59kg 109
6 12217×2225 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 6 58.5kg 108
7 x2018x7323 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 59kg 107
8 13111x9x00 RANGIPO G 4 Tony Pike 8 58.5kg 105
9 2127x7354x CLOSING BELL (USA) H 5 Chris Waller 9 59kg 100
10 0007071162 GREAT ESTEEM G 6 Stuart Webb 10 59kg 100
11 2x1442x233 FEDERAL G 5 John O’Shea 11 59kg 99
12 0x0730x595 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 6 John Sadler 12 59kg 95
13 113x67x661 NOZOMI G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 13 59kg 89
14 5×11828447 JACQUINOT BAY G 9 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 59kg 102
15 900x1xD2x0 LIDARI (FR) H 8 Darren Weir 15 59kg 102
16 77×0002152 AKAVOROUN G 7 Ciaron Maher 16 59kg 99
17 689×211521 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 17 59kg 98
18 044106x0x0 DESERT JEUNEY G 7 Nigel Blackiston 18 59kg 98
19 3217111114 ROYAL RAPTURE G 7 Darren Weir 19 59kg 103
20 11246×3449 TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 59kg 97
21 x040412201 MR INDIVIDUAL H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 21 58.5kg 84
22 730x8011x0 COLDSTONE (FR) G 5 Michael Kent 22 59kg 85
23 155156×605 UN DE SCEAUX G 4 Todd Balfour 23 58.5kg 72

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

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Crystal Mile
1st The United States 1 minute 39.79 seconds
2nd Lidari
3rd Ulmann
2015
Crystal Mile
1st Turn Me Loose 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Bow Creek
3rd Lucky Hussler
2014
Crystal Mile
1st Hooked 1 minute 34.98 seconds
2nd Bull Point
3rd Desert Jeuney
2013
Crystal Mile
1st Toydini 1 minute 36.04 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Sacred Falls
2012
Crystal Mile
1st Silent Achiever 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Solzhenitsyn
2011
Crystal Mile
1st Testa My Patience 1 minute 36.74 seconds
2nd Hawks Bay
3rd He’s Remarkable
2010
Crystal Mile
1st Sound Journey 1 minute 36.71 seconds
2nd Trader
3rd Drumbeats
2009
Crystal Mile
1st Rangirangdoo 1 minute 34.96 seconds
2nd Sound Of Nature
3rd All American
2008
Crystal Mile
1st Sea Battle 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Conquering
3rd Orange County
2007
Crystal Mile
1st Sonic Quest 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Orange County
3rd Tears I Cry
2006
Crystal Mile
1st Flash Trick 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd New Edge
3rd Rockford Bay
2005
Crystal Mile
1st Niconero 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Miss Potential
2004
Crystal Mile
1st Lad Of The Manor 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Lord Mick
3rd Sir Dex
2003
Crystal Mile
1st Rosina Lad 1 minute 38.3 seconds
2nd Walk On Air
3rd Archave
2002
Crystal Mile
1st Royal Code 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Weasel Will
3rd Excellerator
2001
Crystal Mile
1st Weasel Will 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Typhoon
2000
Crystal Mile
1st Weasel Will 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Czar Hero