Miracle Mile

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

And the 2018 edition of the $750,000 Ainsworth Miracle Mile, to be conducted on Saturday Night 24th February, promises to be nothing less. With the final field yet to be decided, it is difficult to picture the ‘Mile’ without two Superstars of Australasian Harness racing, Lennytheshark and Lazarus going head to head down the long Menangle straight.

Or is there a new superstar waiting to make his mark in Heaven Rocks. The Allstars team of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have indicated they cannot wait to get the brilliant, but at times erratic pacer, to Menangle.

The crowd will no doubt be cheering home local favourites the tough as nails Tiger Tara and NSW Horse of the Year Bling It On. Watch them all compete for a spot in the Miracle Mile in the Canadian Club and Allied Express Sprints on 17th February.

The Chariots of Fire on Saturday 10th February will once again carry an automatic invite to the Ainsworth Miracle Mile. Could the next Miracle Mile hero come from an exciting crop of 4yo’s contesting the $200,000 time honoured event?

You need to be at Tabcorp Park Menangle on the 10th,17th and 24th February to see how history unfolds.

General Entry Prices:

Adults: $20

Seniors: $10

Children Under 16 FREE

General Entry tickets purchased on the day at the gate

Gates Open: 5:00pm

1st Race; 6:17pm

Miracle Mile: 9:32pm

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Lennytheshark winning the February 2017 Ainsworth Gaming Technology Miracle Mile in a race-record. (50th Miracle Mile)


CLUB MENANGLE
SKY RACING CARNIVAL OF MIRACLES
FEBRUARY 2018 – PROGRAMME

FIRST NIGHT – SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2018

 Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots Of Fire of $200,000 – 1609 Metres (10 starters)

Garrards Sibelia Stakes of $40,000 – 1609 Metres

Lexus Championship Heats M0 of $12,000 - 1609 Metres (Horses qualify for Penalty Exempt $25,000 Lexus International Lady Drivers Invitational Stakes Miracle Mile Night)

Game Bid Trotters FFA of $16500 – 2300 Metres (MS)

Conditioned Pace – 1st Division of $24,000, 2nd Division of $18,000 – 1609 metres

Kevin and Kay Seymour Evolution 3yo Colts and Geldings Final of $20,000

Kevin and Kay Seymour Evolution 3yo Fillies Final of $20,000

Nominations Close: 9am Monday, 5 February, 2018

 

SECOND NIGHT – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018

 Canadian Club Sprint of $100,000 – 1609 Metres (8 Starters)

Allied Express Sprint of $100,000 – 1609 Metres (8 starters)

Garrards Robin Dundee Stakes of $40,000 – 1609 Metres

NSW Derby Heats of $20,000 + Rug – 2400 Metres

NSW Oaks Heats of $20,000 + Rug - 2400 Metres

A Consolation of the 2 x Sprint races maybe conducted of $20,000

Nominations Close: 9am Monday, 12th February, 2018

 

TABCORP PARK @ CLUB MENANGLE SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018

Ainsworth Miracle Mile of $750,000 - 1609 Metres

NSW Derby Final $200,000 – 2400 Metres

NSW Oaks Final of $200,000 – 2400 Metres

Ladyship Mile of $200,000 – 1609 Metres

Trotters Mile of $50,000 - 1609 Metres

Bohemia Crystal Free For All of $100,000 – 2400 Metres

Sapling Stakes 2yo of $30,000 – 1609 Metres

Lexus Lady Driver Invitational of $25,000 – 1609 Metres

Penalty Exempt (For horses which qualified from heats conducted on 10-2-18)

A Consolation of Bohemia Crystal FFA of $25,000 – 2400 Metres

Nominations for selected events Close: 9am Monday, 19 February, 2018

RACE  CONDITIONS

 

AINSWORTH MIRACLE MILE 24TH FEBRUARY 2018 (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 (10-2-18 WINNER ONLY), Canadian Club Sprint and Allied Express Sprint (17-2-18 First and Second placegetters). The balance of the field will be made 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 receive automatic invite to the Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle 2018. 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 20-1-18 and Paleface Adios Stakes 3-2-18), Western Australia (Gold Nugget, 8-12-17), Waikato NZ (4yo & 5yo Futurity, 24-12-17)  and Victoria (4yo Bonanza,27-1-18). In races outside of Hondo Grattan and Paleface Adios Stakes a 4yo that finishes 1st  will receive an 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 28th January 2018. Horses which qualify from WA, NZ or VIC into the Chariots of Fire, or the winner of the Hondo Grattan Stakes cannot nominate for the 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 2018 Chariots of Fire will be invited to contest the 2018 Miracle Mile to be conducted on 24-2-18.

RBD – 1609 Metres Maximum Ten (10) starters and two (2) reserves. All horses to commence from the front row.

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

 

NSW PACERS DERBY (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG

For 3yo Pacers that qualified from heats conducted at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle on 17-2-18. RBD – 2400 Metres Ten (10) 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 = $5,000, 6th -10th  = $3,000 each

 

NSW PACERS OAKS (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG

For 3yo Fillies that qualified from heats conducted at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle on 17-2-18.

RBD – 2400 Metres Ten (10) 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 = $5,000, 6th -10th  = $3,000 each

 

 LADYSHIP MILE (MS) OF $200,000 + TROPHIES + RUG

For Mares that qualified by winning in the following events - NSW (Sibelia Stakes 10-2-18 and Robin Dundee Stakes 17-2-18), Gloucester Park (Mares Classic, 8-12-17), Auckland (Queen of Hearts, 15-12-17)  and Victoria (Ladyship Cup, 27-1-18). A Mare that qualifies in a lead up event must make an acceptance in writing with HRNSW no later than 9am Monday 5th February 2018. 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 may be considered 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) horses 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 Canadian Club Sprint or Allied Express Sprint on 17-2-18, 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 Ten (10) horses and two (2) reserves will be drawn in the FFA.

1st = $60,000, 2nd = $15,000, 3rd = $10,000, 4th = $5,000, 5th = $2,500, 6th -10th  = $1,500 each

 

LEXUS LADY DRIVERS INVITATIONAL  (MS)

OF $25,000 + 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.

Reserves will be drawn in Final.

David Wonson Racing Manager NSWHRC

 


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