Mile Championship

The 36th running of Mile Championship (G1)

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Distance (surface):
1,600 meters, Turf (about 8 furlongs)
3yo & up
Kyoto Racecourse (Right-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Declaration Fee:

Nomination Close (Free):24 September 2019 by noon local time


Age / Sex Northern Hemisphere Bred Southern Hemisphere Bred
4yo+ C, H & G 57 kg (126lbs) 57 kg (126lbs)
4yo+ F & M 55 kg (121lbs) 55 kg (121lbs)
3yo C & G 56 kg (124lbs) 55 kg (121lbs)
3yo F 54 kg (119lbs) 53 kg (117lbs)
Tokyo Racecourse

Course Description

The Mile Championship is run over 1600m on turf on a right-handed track. The race starts from the chute at the second turn, traveling flat for 400m to the third turn. The third turn, which is the remaining 800m to the finish, is the highest point of the track. From the backstretch to the third turn, horses travel uphill for 3.6m (0.9%) for 400m, and there is steep downhill of 3.2m (2.28%) for 140m leading to the fourth turn to the homestretch. The 403m homestretch is flat throughout.

Circumference 1,894.3m
Width 27 - 38m
Homestretch (final turn to finish) 403m
1,600m (T) Record Time as of January 2019 Sungrazer (22 Apr 2018) 1:31.3
Turf Course Undulation

Watch the race in 2018