Mile Championship

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Mile Championship
マイルチャンピオンシップ
Grade 1 race
Eishin-Apollon20111120.jpg
The 28th (2011) winner Eishin Apllon
Location Kyoto Racecourse, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Inaugurated1984
Race typeThoroughbred
Website japanracing.jp/
Race information
Distance1600 meters
(About 8 furlongs / 1 mile)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
Qualification3-y-o & Up, Thoroughbreds
Weight3-y-o 56 kg / 4-y-o & up 57 kg
Purse ¥ 190,000,000 (as of 2014)
1st: ¥ 100,000,000
[1]

The Mile Championship is an International Grade I flat horse race in Japan for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) on the turf at Kyoto Racecourse in November. It was first run in 1984.

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It is traditionally considered as a step race of Hong Kong Mile in Japan Racing. Particularly before the introduction of Hanshin Cup (Grade 2, 1400m) in 2006, as being the last graded event in mile distance in the Japan racing season and most of the winners or runners-up will travel to Hong Kong pursuing extra prize money. Including the only Japanese winner by then Hat Trick.

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1984 Nihon Pillow Winner 4 Hiroshi Kawachi Masatoshi Hattori Hyakutaro Kobayashi 1:35.3
1985 Nihon Pillow Winner 5Hiroshi KawachiMasatoshi HattoriHyakutaro Kobayashi1:35.3
1986 Takara Steel 4 Yoshiyasu Tajima Eizaburo Sakamoto Yoshio Murayama 1:35.3
1987 Nippo Teio 4 Hiroyuki Gohara Kinzo Kubota Yuichi Yamaishi 1:34.9
1988 Soccer Boy 3Hiroshi Kawachi Yukiharu Ono Shadai Race Horse 1:34.6
1989 Oguri Cap 4 Katsumi Minai Tsutomu Setoguchi Shunsuke Kondo 1:34.6
1990Passing Shot5 Takashi Kusunoki Mitsuru Hashida Tadaharu Morimoto 1:33.6
1991Daitaku Helios4 Shigehiko Kishi Yasuo Umeda Masaichi Nakamura 1:34.8
1992Daitaku Helios5Shigehiko KishiYasuo UmedaMasaichi Nakamura1:33.3
1993Shinko Lovely4 Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa Osamu Yasuda1:35.7
1994 North Flight 4 Koichi Tsunoda Keiji Kato Taihoku Bokujo1:33.0
1995 Trot Thunder 6 Norihiro Yokoyama Katsutoshi Aikawa Teruo Fujimoto 1:33.7
1996 Genuine 4 Yukio Okabe Yasuhisa Matsuyama Shadai Race Horse Co., Ltd.1:33.8
1997 Taiki Shuttle 3Norihiro YokoyamaKazuo FujisawaTaiki Farm1:33.3
1998 Taiki Shuttle 4Yukio OkabeKazuo FujisawaTaiki Farm1:33.3
1999 Air Jihad 4 Masayoshi Ebina Masanori Ito Lucky Field Co., Ltd.1:32.8
2000 Agnes Digital 3 Hitoshi Matoba Toshiaki Shirai Takao Watanabe 1:32.6
2001 Zenno El Cid 4 Olivier Peslier Kazuo Fujisawa Shinobu Oosako 1:33.2
2002 Tokai Point 6 Masayoshi Ebina Yoshiyuki Goto Masanori Uchimura 1:32.8
2003 Durandal 4 Kenichi Ikezoe Masahiro Sakaguchi Teruya Yoshida 1:33.3
2004Durandal5Ken-ichi IkezoeMasahiro SakaguchiTeruya Yoshida1:33.0
2005 Hat Trick 4 Olivier Peslier Katsuhiko Sumii Carrot Farm Co., Ltd.1:32.1
2006 Daiwa Major 5 Katsumi Ando Hiroyuki Uehara Keizo Oshiro 1:32.7
2007 Daiwa Major 6Katsumi AndoHiroyuki UeharaKeizo Oshiro1:32.7
2008 Blumenblatt 5 Yutaka Yoshida Sei Ishizaka Carrot Farm1:32.6
2009Company8Norihiro Yokoyama Hidetaka Otonashi Hideko Kondo 1:33.2
2010A Shin Forward5 Yasunari Iwata Masato Nishizono Eishindo Co., Ltd. [2] 1:31.8
2011Eishin Apollon4Ken-ichi Ikezoe Masahiro Matsunaga Toyomitsu Hirai 1:33.9
2012Sadamu Patek4 Yutaka Take Masato NishizonoSadamu Onishi1:32.9
2013 Tosen Ra 5Yutaka Take Hideaki Fujiwara Takaya Shimakawa1:32.4
2014Danon Shark6Yasunari IwataRyuji OkuboDanox Co Ltd1:31.5
2015 Maurice 4 Ryan Moore Noriyuki HoriKazumi Yoshida1:32.8
2016 Mikki Isle 5Suguru HamanakaHidetaka OtonashiMizuki Noda1:33.1
2017Persian Knight3Mirco DemuroYasutoshi IkeeG1 Racing Co Ltd1:33.8
2018Stelvio3 William Buick Tetsuya KimuraSunday Racing1:33.3
2019 Indy Champ 4Kenichi IkezoeHidetaka OtonashiSilk Racing1:33.0
2020 Gran Alegria 4 Christophe Lemaire Hidetaka OtonashiKazuo Fujisawa1:32.0

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References

  1. "Mikki Isle Championship" . Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  2. Eishindo