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Crystal Mile

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Inaugurated  1982
Sponsor  Schweppes (2016)
Surface  Turf
Race type  Thoroughbred
Distance  1,600 metres
Location  Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne

The Crystal Mile is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race held under Weight for Age conditions for horses aged three years old and upwards, over a distance of 1600 metres held at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in late October on WS Cox Plate Day. Prize money is A$200,000.


Race distance

  • 1982 - 1600 metres
  • Race grade

  • 1982–1985 - Listed race
  • 1986–1996 - Group 3
  • 1997 onwards - Group 2
  • In 2012 the race conditions changed from handicap to Weight for Age.

    Race name

  • 1982–2006 - Waterford Crystal Mile
  • 2007–2011 - Jayco Crystal Mile
  • 2012 onwards - Schweppes Crystal Mile
  • References

    Crystal Mile Wikipedia

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