Fillies' Mile

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Fillies' Mile
Group 1 race
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1973
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Bet365
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse£500,000 (2021)
1st: £283,550
Fillies' Mile
2021
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Previous years
2020
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2019
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2018
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IridessaHermosaPretty Pollyanna
2017
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LaurensSeptemberMagic Lily
2016
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RhododendronHydrangeaUrban Fox
2015
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MindingNathraHawksmoor
2014
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Together ForeverAgnes StewartWinters Moon
2013
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2012
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2011
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2010-2001
2010
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
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2001
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2000-1991
2000
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1999
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1998
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1997
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1996
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1995
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Bosra ShamBint ShadayidMatiya
1994
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AqaaridJuralSnowtown
1993
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Fairy HeightsDance To The TopKissing Cousin
1992
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IvankaAjfanIviza
1991
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1990-1984
1990
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1989
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1988
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1987
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1986
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1985
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1984
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The Fillies' Mile is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1973, and it was originally held at Ascot. It was initially sponsored by the Green Shield catalogue shops and titled the Green Shield Stakes. The shops were rebranded as Argos in the mid 1970s, and for a period the race was called the Argos Star Fillies' Mile. It was given Group 3 status in 1975.

The sponsorship was taken over by Hoover in 1978, and the event became known as the Hoover Fillies' Mile. It was promoted to Group 2 level in 1986, and its association with Hoover continued until 1989.

The race was upgraded to Group 1 in 1990, and backed by Brent Walker until 1991. A long-term deal with Meon Valley Stud began in 1998. It was temporarily switched to Newmarket in 2005, when Ascot was closed for redevelopment.

The Fillies' Mile was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2008. The winners from 2008 to 2012 earned an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. [1]

The event was transferred to Newmarket in 2011, and from this point it was sponsored by Shadwell. It was formerly held on the second day of the three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting, the day before the Cambridgeshire Handicap but was moved to Future Champions Day from 2014, switching places in the calendar with the Rockfel Stakes. [2] In 2015 the race moved again, to a slightly earlier date in October, and is now run on the Friday of the Future Champions Festival. [3]

Records

Leading jockey (7 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Leading owner (6 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1973Escorial Lester Piggott Ian Balding Queen Elizabeth II
1974no race [lower-alpha 1]
1975Icing Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast Lady Iveagh
1976Miss Pinkie Lester Piggott Noel Murless Jim Joel
1977 Cherry Hinton Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Budgie Moller
1978Formulate Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Mrs D. Butler
1979 Quick As Lightning Willie Carson John Dunlop Ogden Phipps
1980Leap LivelyJohn Matthias Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1981 Height of Fashion Joe Mercer Dick Hern Queen Elizabeth II
1982AcclimatiseTony Murray Bruce Hobbs Jocelyn Hambro
1983Nepula Bryn Crossley Geoff HufferS. Al Qemias
1984 Oh So Sharp Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 1:42.44
1985 Untold Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Bob Cowell
1986Invited Guest Steve Cauthen Robert ArmstrongKinderhill Corp.1:43.40
1987 Diminuendo Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.10
1988Tessla Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Charles St George1:43.96
1989Silk Slippers Michael Hills Barry Hills Robert Sangster 1:42.49
1990 Shamshir Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.27
1991 Culture Vulture [lower-alpha 2] Richard Quinn Paul Cole Chris Wright 1:46.11
1992 Ivanka Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Ali Saeed1:46.65
1993 Fairy Heights Cash Asmussen Neville CallaghanFrank Golding1:44.44
1994 Aqaarid Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:44.70
1995 Bosra Sham Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Wafic Saïd 1:43.13
1996 Reams of Verse Michael Kinane Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:44.32
1997 Glorosia Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Robert Smith1:42.31
1998 Sunspangled Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:44.79
1999 Teggiano Frankie Dettori Clive Brittain Abdullah Saeed Belhab1:49.69
2000 Crystal Music Frankie Dettori John Gosden Lord Lloyd-Webber 1:44.44
2001 Gossamer Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani Gerald Leigh1:46.40
2002 Soviet Song Oscar Urbina James Fanshawe Elite Racing Club 1:42.32
2003 Red Bloom Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 1:40.81
2004 Playful Act Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Sangster Family 1:42.22
2005 Nannina Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 1:38.52
2006 Simply Perfect Darryll Holland Jeremy Noseda Smith / Tabor / Magnier 1:41.89
2007 Listen Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:43.30
2008 Rainbow View Jimmy Fortune John Gosden George Strawbridge 1:40.82
2009 Hibaayeb Neil Callan Clive Brittain Mohammed Al Nabouda1:39.78
2010 White Moonstone Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:42.75
2011 Lyric of Light Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 1:35.98
2012 Certify Mickael Barzalona Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 1:38.19
2013 Chriselliam Richard Hughes Charles Hills Carson / E. Asprey / Wright 1:40.00
2014 Together Forever Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:41.01
2015 Minding Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:37.87
2016 Rhododendron Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:37.73
2017 Laurens P. J. McDonald Karl BurkeJohn Dance1:36.15
2018 Iridessa Wayne Lordan Joseph O'Brien Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez1:38.80
2019 Quadrilateral Jason Watson Roger Charlton Khalid Abdullah 1:37.75
2020 Pretty Gorgeous Shane Crosse Joseph O'Brien John C. Oxley 1:39.10
2021 Inspiral Frankie Dettori John & Thady Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 1:38.44
  1. The 1974 running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course
  2. Midnight Air finished first in 1991, but she was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry

See also

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References

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