Crystal Mile

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



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
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO&UP WFA
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

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
3 12230212×5 EQUIPPED G 5 John Sargent 71
4 1x0918x402 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
5 141113×381 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 98
6 5x695x7525 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 111
7 27x682643x KIWIA G 5 Darren Weir 99
8 6x7711213x LYCURGUS G 5 Danny O’Brien 89
9 x230956118 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 104
10 x90x321531 OCTABELLO G 4 Mick Price 96
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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Crystal Mile
1st Cliff’s Edge 1 minute 35.40 seconds
2nd Prized Icon
3rd Duca Valentinois
2017
Crystal Mile
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 34.56 seconds
2nd Religify
3rd It’s Somewhat
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

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