Mile Championship

The 41st running of Mile Championship (G1)

Sunday, November 17, 2024

Distance (surface):
1,600 meters, Turf (about 8 furlongs)
3yo & up
Kyoto Racecourse (Right-handed)
Maximum Number of Horses:
Nomination Close:
Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Nomination Fee:
Free of Charge
Deadline for arriving in Japan:
Thursday, November 7, 2024
Thursday, November 14, 2024
Declaration Fee:

Nomination Close (Free): Tuesday, September 24, 2024 by noon local time

Kyoto 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 3.2 (2.28%) for 140m leading to the fourth turn to the homestretch. The 403m homestretch is flat throughout.

Circumference 1,894.3m
Width 24-38m
Homestretch (final turn to finish) 403.7m
1,600m (T) Record Time as of December 2021 Sungrazer (22 Apr. 2018) 1:31.3
Turf Course Undulation

Watch 2023 race video