Hong Kong Champions Mile Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Champions Mile will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Champions Mile, a race run over 1m at Sha Tin.

Hong Kong Champions Mile Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Champions Mile Preview

The Group 1 Champions Mile was established in 2001 and is a race that is open to runners who are aged three or older who compete over a distance of 1,600m (One mile).

The race takes place in either late April or early May at the Sha Tin Racecourse and acts as the third leg of the Asian Mile Challenge.

Champions Mile Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Sha Tin tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races in Hong Kong section for links to these.

How competitive is the Champions Mile market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2019 when the race had an over-round of 118%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 125%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Champions Mile, the over-round has been 123%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £123 which is bet.

Champions Mile Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 10 if you had followed the winner of the Champions Mile next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.30. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

The runner that holds the record over the past 10 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2015 renewal when Able Friend from John Moore under the guidance of Joao Moreira, won in a time of 1:35.39, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Golden Sixty, trained by K W Lui and ridden by C Y Ho set the quickest time of 1:32.81 in the 2022 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Champions Mile over the last 10 renewals:

  1. Golden Sixty (1:32.81) in 2022
  2. Southern Legend (1:33.13) in 2020
  3. Golden Sixty (1:33.34) in 2023

Champions Mile Past Winners

Here are the Champions Mile past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Champions Mile as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Beauty Eternal (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (11 of 11) 117/10
Zac Purton
J Size (HK)
Golden Sixty (AUS)
7yo 9-0 (6 of 8) 9/20F
C Y Ho
K W Lui (HK)
Golden Sixty (AUS)
6yo 9-0 (2 of 8) 2/5F
C Y Ho
K W Lui (HK)
Golden Sixty (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (5 of 6) 1/5F
C Y Ho
K W Lui (HK)
Southern Legend (AUS)
7yo 9-0 (5 of 8) 97/10
C Y Ho
C Fownes (HK)
Beauty Generation (NZ)
6yo 9-0 (2 of 7) 1/20F
Zac Purton
John Moore (HK)
Beauty Generation (NZ)
5yo 9-0 (1 of 8) 19/20F
Zac Purton
John Moore (HK)
Contentment (AUS)
6yo 9-0 (1 of 7) 25/1
Brett Prebble
J Size (HK)
Maurice (JPN)
5yo 9-0 (6 of 12) 23/20F
Joao Moreira
Noriyuki Hori (JPN)
Able Friend (AUS)
5yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 1/4F
Joao Moreira
John Moore (HK)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Champions Mile have been based:

  • HK: 9 winners with an additional 16 placings from 70 runners
  • JPN: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • GB: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • NZ: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Champions Mile Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Champions Mile over the last 10 renewals with both John Moore and K W Lui who have both won the race three times. John Moore winners have been with Able Friend (2015) and Beauty Generation (2018 & 2019). K W Lui winners have been with Golden Sixty (2021, 2022 & 2023). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Champions Mile is J Size (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Champions Mile, A S Cruz has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Champions Mile trainer statistics over the last 10 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

John Moore10-3-5-5.75-2.93
K W Lui6-3-4-1.95-0.85
J Size13-2-7+25.70+23.81
C Fownes6-1-2+4.70+2.82
Noriyuki Hori1-1-1+1.15+0.69
A S Cruz11-0-4-11.00-6.32
P F Yiu6-0-2-6.00-3.50
F C Lor5-0-0-5.00-5.00
C S Shum4-0-0-4.00-4.00
A T Millard2-0-1-2.00+1.00

Champions Mile Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Champions Mile over the last 10 renewals is C Y Ho who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Southern Legend (2020) and Golden Sixty (2021, 2022 & 2023). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Champions Mile are Zac Purton (3 wins) and Joao Moreira (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Champions Mile jockey statistics over the last 10 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

C Y Ho6-4-4+8.75+4.46
Zac Purton10-3-7+5.70+3.36
Joao Moreira9-2-5-5.60+0.73
Brett Prebble3-1-3+23.00+16.52
Karis Teetan7-0-1-7.00-4.00
Hugh Bowman4-0-2-4.00+1.90
Neil Callan4-0-1-4.00-1.25
James McDonald4-0-1-4.00-3.00
K C Leung3-0-0-3.00-3.00
Tommy Berry3-0-0-3.00-3.00

Champions Mile Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +33.00 is when runners had 3 career places in the class. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career places in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 11 (8,6) [11 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 6 (2,7) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (5,7) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (3) [6 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 5 (4,8) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Champions Mile is Sha Tin, there has been a total number of 10 winners of this race who ran at Sha Tin last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Champions Mile:

  • Medaglia dOro (3 Wins)
  • Road To Rock (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Contentment in 2017, winning for J Size at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Brett Prebble. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 Champions Mile. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Champions Mile Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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