Miracle Mile

Since the inaugural Miracle Mile, almost five decades ago, no single harness race in Australia, or New Zealand, has attracted as much media attention as the Miracle Mile.

Lennytheshark, Have Faith In Me, Lazarus, Hector Jay Jay, Our Waikiki Beach, Arms Of An Angel, Smolda,  Beautide

No, the Miracle Mile field is not yet selected, but this surely would be one of the greatest fields ever assembled if it was to happen in this iconic race. And the 50th edition of the Ainsworth Miracle Mile may be the first opportunity these pacers get to face one another  on Saturday 25th February.  The spotlights will be back on the Miracle Mile, as it returns to its traditional night time event. Don’t miss a minute and 46 seconds of the action?

 

Have Faith In Me winning the February 2016 SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile in a race-record of 1:47.5.


CLUB MENANGLE
SKY RACING CARNIVAL OF MIRACLES
FEBRUARY 2017 – PROGRAMME

  • FIRST NIGHT – SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2017 
    • Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots Of Fire of $200,000 – 1609 Metres (10 starters)
    • Cordina Chickens Sibelia Stakes of $50,000 – 1609 Metres
    • Slingsby Holdings Invitation Drivers Championship Heats M1-M2 of $14,000 – 1609 Metres (Horses qualify for Penalty Exempt $50,000 Invitational Drivers Championship Final on Miracle Mile Night)
    • Lexus of Macarthur Championship Heats M0 of $14,000 - 1609 Metres (Horses qualify for Penalty Exempt $50,000 Lexus International Lady Drivers Invitational Stakes Miracle Mile Night)
    • Open Pace
    • Game Bid Trotters FFA

    Nominations Close: 9am Monday, 6 February, 2017

    SECOND NIGHT – SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2017

    • Canadian Club Sprint of $100,000 – 1609 Metres (8 Starters)
    • Allied Express Sprint of $100,000 – 1609 Metres (8 starters)
    • Canadian Club Sapling Stakes 2yo of $50,000 – 1609 Metres
    • Canadian Club Robin Dundee Stakes of $50,000 – 1609 Metres
    • Wards Accounting NSW Derby Heats of $20,000 + Rug – 2400 Metres
    • NSW Oaks Heats of $20,000 + Rug - 2400 Metres

    Nominations Close: 9am Monday, 13th February, 2017

    CLUB MENANGLE SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017

    • Ainsworth Miracle Mile of $750,000 - 1609 Metres
    • Wards Accounting NSW Derby Final $200,000 – 2400 Metres
    • NSW Oaks Final of $200,000 – 2400 Metres
    • Ladyship Mile of $200,000 – 1609 Metres
    • Trotters Cup of $50,000 - 3009 Metres
    • Bohemia Crystal Free For All of $100,000 – 2400 Metres
    • Lexus of Macarthur Lady Driver Invitational of $50,000 – 1609 Metres Penalty Exempt (For horses which qualified from heats conducted on 11-2-17)
    • Slingsby Holdings Invitation Drivers Championship of $50,000 – 2400 Metres Penalty Exempt (For horses which qualified from heats conducted on 11-2-17)
    • Sky Racing Miracle Mile Carnival Stakes of $50,000 – 1609 Metres

    Nominations for selected events Close: 9am Monday, 20 February, 2017

    CONDTIONS

AINSWORTH MIRACLE MILE 25TH FEBRUARY 2017 (MS) OF $750,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
Qualifying and Invitation Event. For Pacers that have qualified or are invited by the NSWHRC in selected events. Qualifying events include Chariots Of Fire (11-2-17 WINNER ONLY), Canadian Club Sprint and Allied Express Sprint (18-2-17 First and Second placegetters). The balance of the field will be selected by the Board of Club Menangle from horses drawn into either the Canadian Club Sprint, Allied Express Sprint or that competed in the Chariots Of Fire.

Maximum 8 starters plus 2 reserves.

1st = $450,000, 2nd = $112,500, 3rd = $75,000, 4th = $37,500, 5th=$30,000, 6th-8th = $15,000 each

CANADIAN CLUB SPRINT, ALLIED EXPRESS SPRINT (MS) OF $100,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
For Pacers selected by the NSWHRC Racing Management & HRNSW Handicappers from nominations received. WINNER and SECOND placegetters receives automatic invite to the Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle 2017. Maximum Eight (8) starters and two (2) reserves.

RBD 1609 M.

1st = $60,000, 2nd = $15,000, 3rd = $10,000, 4th = $5,000, 5th-8th = $2,500 each

 

CORDINA CHICKEN FARMS CHARIOTS OF FIRE (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
For 4yo Pacers that qualified by winning the following races - NSW (Hondo Grattan Stakes 21-1-17 and Paleface Adios Stakes 28-1-17), Western Australia (Gold Nugget, 9-12-16), Waikato NZ (4yo & 5yo Futurity, 24-12-16)  and Victoria (4yo Bonanza,4-2-17). In races outside of Hondo Grattan and Paleface Adios Stakes a 4yo that finishes 1st will receive invitation, no other invitations will be afforded. A horse that qualifies outside of NSW, must make an acceptance in writing with HRNSW no later than 10am Sunday 5th February 2017. Horses which qualify from WA or NZ into the Chariots of Fire cannot nominate for the Hondo Grattan or Paleface Adios Stakes. The balance of the field will be selected from horses that competed in the Paleface Adios and Hondo Grattan Stakes on overall finishing positions. The winner of the 2017 Chariots of Fire will be invited to contest the 2017 Miracle Mile to be conducted on 25-2-17.

RBD – 1609 Metres Maximum Ten (10) starters and two (2) reserves. All horses to commence from the front row. The reserves to be placed in the barrier positions of the withdrawn horses in order of withdrawal.

1st = $120,000, 2nd = $30,000, 3rd = $20,000, 4th = $10,000, 5th = $5,000, 6th-10th = $3,000 each

 

WARDS ACCOUNTING NSW PACERS DERBY (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
For 3yo Pacers that qualified from heats conducted at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle on 18-2-17. RBD – 2400 Metres Twelve (12) horses and two (2) reserves will be drawn in the Heats and Final.

1st = $120,000, 2nd = $30,000, 3rd = $20,000, 4th = $10,000, 5th-12th  = $2,500 each

 

NSW PACERS OAKS (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
For 3yo Fillies that qualified from heats conducted at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle on 18-2-17.

RBD – 2400 Metres Twelve (12) horses and two (2) reserves will be drawn in the Heats and Final.

1st = $120,000, 2nd = $30,000, 3rd = $20,000, 4th = $10,000, 5th-12th  = $2,500 each

 

LADYSHIP MILE (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
For Mares that qualified by winning in the following events - NSW (Sibelia Stakes 11-2-17 and Robin Dundee Stakes 18-2-17), Gloucester Park (Mares Classic, 9-12-16), Auckland (Queen of Hearts, 16-12-16)  and Victoria (Ladyship Cup, 4-2-17). A Mare that qualifies in a lead up event must make an acceptance in writing with HRNSW no later than 9am Monday 6th February 2017. Mares which have not qualified for the Ladyship Mile will be given preference into the Robin Dundee Stakes. The balance of the field for the Ladyship Mile will be determined by Mares that competed in the NSW events based on overall finishing positions. A Mare maybe considered by the Racing Management of Club Menangle for inclusion into the Ladyship Mile that did not compete in a NSW based event, but contested either the Canadian Club Sprint or Allied Express Sprint, based on finishing position and previous form.

RBD – 1609 Metres Maximum Ten (10) starters and two (2) reserves. All horses to commence from the front row. The reserves to be placed in the barrier positions of the withdrawn horses in order of withdrawal.

1st = $120,000, 2nd = $30,000, 3rd = $20,000, 4th = $10,000, 5th = $5,000, 6th-10th = $3,000 each

 

BOHEMIA CRYSTAL FREE FOR ALL (MS) OF $100,000 + TROPHIES + RUG
Open to all Pacers. Preference for horses that competed in either the Chariots of Fire on 11-2-17 , Canadian Club Sprint or Allied Express Sprint on 18-2-17, but did not gain selection in the Miracle Mile. Selection for field will be decided by HRNSW Handicappers and NSWHRC Racing Management.

RBD – 2400 Metres Twelve (12) horses and two (2) reserves will be drawn in the FFA.

1st = $60,000, 2nd = $15,000, 3rd = $8,500, 4th = $4,500, 5th-12th  = $1,500 each

 

LEXUS OF MACARTHUR INTERNATIONAL LADY DRIVERS INVITATIONAL  (MS) OF $50,000 + TROPHY & RUG
For Pacers assessed M0.

RBD - NO DRIVERS CONCESSION - 1609 Metres. Penalty Exempt Final

Horses to be driven by nominated driver in heats. Horses that qualify for this race, A Penalty Exempt Race, to be driven by Lady Driver invited by the NSWHRC. Lady drivers randomly selected for each finalist. A horse that qualifies for this race cannot be nominated for any other race of equal value on 25-2-17.

Reserves will be drawn in Final.

1st = $25,000, 2nd = $9,000, 3rd = $6,000, 4th = $3,000, 5th-12th = $1,000 each

 

MIRACLE MILE DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP (MS) OF $50,000 + TROPHY & RUG
For Pacers assessed M1/M2. Conditions apply.

PBD/M - 2400 Metres. Penalty Exempt Final

Horses to be driven by nominated driver in heats. Horses that qualify for this race, A Penalty Exempt Race, to be driven by Miracle Mile affiliated Drivers invited by the NSWHRC. A horse that qualifies for this race cannot be nominated for any other race of equal value. Reserves will be drawn in Final.

1st = $25,000, 2nd = $9,000, 3rd = $6,000, 4th = $3,000, 5th-12th = $1,000 each

 

MIRACLE MILE CARNIVAL STAKES (MS) OF $50,000 + TROPHY & RUG
For Pacers that competed in heats or races on 11th and 18th February other than Canadian Club Sprint or Allied Express Sprint, but did not get invited or qualify for any races on 25th February 2017. The heats and races include, Chariots of Fire, Sibelia Stakes, Robin Dundee Stakes, Lady Drivers Invitational Heats and Miracle Mile Drivers Heats. Also horses balloted from Bohemia Crystal, must be nominated for both events. Selection for field will be decided by HRNSW Handicappers and NSWHRC Racing Management. Horses that declined invitation to the Miracle Mile ineligible.

PBD/M – 1609 Metres

1st = $25,000, 2nd = $9,000, 3rd = $6,000, 4th = $3,000, 5th-12th = $1,000 each

 

David Wonson Racing Manager NSWHRC


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