Celebration Mile

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Celebration Mile
Group 2 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1967
Race type Flat
Sponsor Ladbrokes Coral
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 4 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* after 2016
Purse £60,000 (2020)
1st: £34,026
Celebration Mile
2020
Owner Abdullah Saeed BelHab.svg Owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
Century DreamSir BuskerRegal Reality

The Celebration Mile is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August.

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History

The event was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Wills Mile. It was renamed the Goodwood Mile in 1971, and from this point it was classed at Group 3 level.

The race became known as the Waterford Crystal Mile in 1975, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 1977. It was given its present title in 1989.

The leading horses from the Celebration Mile often go on to compete in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The last to win both in the same year was Poet's Voice in 2010.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (4 wins):

Leading trainer (8 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerTime
1967St Chad3 George Moore Noel Murless 1:44.00
1968Jimmy Reppin3 Geoff Lewis John Sutcliffe, Jr.1:39.20
1969 Habitat 3 Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton
1970 Humble Duty 3Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn 1:39.20
1971 Brigadier Gerard 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern 1:42.10
1972 Sallust 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern 1:39.40
1973 Jacinth 3John Gorton Bruce Hobbs
1974 Pitcairn 3Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop
1975Gay Fandango3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien 1:42.20
1976Free State3 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 1:39.40
1977 Be My Guest 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 1:46.28
1978Captain James4 Joe Mercer Seamus McGrath1:39.70
1979 Kris [lower-alpha 1] 3 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 1:43.00
1980 Known Fact 3 Willie Carson Jeremy Tree 1:41.32
1981 To-Agori-Mou 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:38.60
1982Sandhurst Prince3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983Montekin4Brian Rouse John Dunlop 1:39.30
1984 Rousillon 3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 1:43.12
no race 1985 [lower-alpha 2]
1986Then Again3 Greville Starkey Luca Cumani 1:39.92
1987 Milligram 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 1:36.80
1988Prince Rupert4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:41.50
1989 Distant Relative 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 1:40.08
1990 Shavian 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 1:37.05
1991Bold Russian4 Willie Carson Barry Hills 1:39.33
1992 Selkirk 4 Ray Cochrane Ian Balding 1:41.72
1993Swing Low4 John Reid Richard Hannon Sr. 1:38.94
1994 Mehthaaf 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 1:39.12
1995 Harayir 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 1:36.73
1996 Mark of Esteem 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:41.18
1997 Among Men [lower-alpha 3] 3 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute 1:38.34
1998Muhtathir3 Richard Hills John Gosden 1:38.46
1999 Cape Cross 5 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor 1:38.64
2000 Medicean 3 Pat Eddery Sir Michael Stoute 1:38.65
2001No Excuse Needed3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:38.23
2002Tillerman6 Richard Hughes Amanda Perrett 1:38.13
2003Priors Lodge5 Willie Ryan Marcus Tregoning 1:37.63
2004 Chic 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 1:43.22
2005 Chic 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:37.89
2006Caradak5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:37.26
2007Echelon5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:38.97
2008 Raven's Pass 3 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 1:39.30
2009Zacinto [lower-alpha 4] 3 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 1:41.54
2010 Poet's Voice 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:39.22
2011Dubawi Gold3 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:39.16
2012Premio Loco8 George Baker Chris Wall1:41.21
2013Afsare6 Andrea Atzeni Luca Cumani 1:38.60
2014Bow Creek3 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:37.76
2015Kodi Bear3 Gérald Mossé Clive Cox1:39.46
2016 Lightning Spear 5 Oisin Murphy David Simcock1:35.96
2017 Lightning Spear 6 Oisin Murphy David Simcock1:38.89
2018Beat The Bank4 Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding 1:37.12
2019Duke Of Hazzard3Rossa Ryan Paul Cole 1:37.47
2020Century Dream6 James Doyle Simon & Ed Crisford1:40.38
  1. The 1979 running took place at Ascot
  2. The 1985 edition was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  3. Cape Cross finished first in 1997, but he was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry
  4. Delegator was first in 2009, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance

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