|Grade 1 race|
|Location||Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu, Tokyo, Tokyo|
(About 8 furlongs / 1 mile)
|Qualification||4-y-o & Up, Fillies & Mares only, Thoroughbreds|
|Purse|| ¥ 172,000,000 (as of 2015)|
1st: ¥ 90,000,000
The Victoria Mile (ヴィクトリアマイル (Vikutoria Mairu)) is a Grade 1 flat horse race in Japan for four-year-old and above thoroughbred fillies and mares run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) on the turf at Tokyo Racecourse in May.
|2006||Dance in the Mood||5||Hiroshi Kitamura||Kazuo Fujisawa||Shadai Race Horse||1:34.0|
|2007||Koiuta||4||Masami Matsuoka||Masashi Okuhira||Maekawa Kikaku||1:32.5|
|2008||Asian Winds||4||Shinji Fujita||Hideaki Fujiwara||Yoshimi Ota||1:33.7|
|2009||Vodka||5||Yutaka Take||Katsuhiko Sumii||Yuzo Tanimizu||1:32.4|
|2010||Buena Vista||4||Norihiro Yokoyama||Hiroyoshi Matsuda||Sunday Racing||1:32.4|
|2011||Apapane||4||Masayoshi Ebina||Sakae Kunieda||Kaneko Makoto Holdings||1:31.9|
|2012||Whale Capture||4||Norihiro Yokoyama||Kiyotaka Tanaka||Ken Shimada||1:32.4|
|2013||Verxina||4||Hiroyuki Uchida||Yasuo Tomomichi||Kazuhiro Sasaki||1:32.4|
|2014||Verxina||5||Hiroyuki Uchida||Yasuo Tomomichi||Kazuhiro Sasaki||1:32.3|
|2015||Straight Girl||6||Keita Tosaki||Hideaki Fujiwara||Toshihiro Hirosaki||1:31.9|
|2016||Straight Girl||7||Keita Tosaki||Hideaki Fujiwara||Toshihiro Hirosaki||1:31.5|
|2017||Admire Lead||4||Christophe Lemaire||Naosuke Suga||Riichi Kondo||1:33.9|
|2018||Jour Polaire||5||Hideaki Miyuki||Masato Nishizono||G1 Racing||1:32.3|
|2019||Normcore||4||Damian Lane||Kiyoshi Hagiwara||Seiichi Iketani||1:30.5|
|2020||Almond Eye||5||Christophe Lemaire||Sakae Kunieda||Silk Racing||1:30.6|
|2021||Gran Alegria||5||Christophe Lemaire||Kazuo Fujisawa||Sunday Racing||1:31.0|
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