Crystal Mile

Looking for early info on this year’s Crystal Mile? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Crystal Mile, Moonee Valley

Run over 1,600 metres, the Crystal Mile is a Group 2 race taking place at Moonee Valley Racecourse. With a $300,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best milers, along with a few international entrants.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 status in 1986, followed by Group 2 status in 1997.

This race serves as a superb lead up for the Kennedy Mile.

Crystal Mile 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three years old and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1982

Crystal Mile Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Crystal Mile, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Crystal Mile
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Crystal Mile.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Crystal Mile. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Crystal Mile, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Crystal Mile, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Crystal Mile to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Crystal Mile to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Crystal Mile to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Crystal Mile, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Crystal Mile

  1. Log in at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Crystal Mile Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Crystal Mile 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Crystal Mile here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 08/10/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Crystal Mile

The best way to pick who will win the Crystal Mile is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Mile Performers – This race belongs to horses that can take 1,600 metres and above with ease.
  • Favourite Flair – This race’s results has been dominated by favourites and horses offering single digit odds.
  • Lead Ups – Both the Toorak Handicap and the Epsom Handicap should serve as a guide to this race.

Crystal Mile Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

Crystal Mile 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Crystal Mile 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Crystal Mile Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 26th of October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Barrier Draw

The 2019 Crystal Mile barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Crystal Mile Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Weights

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 23rd of
October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 26th of October, 2019.

Crystal Mile Prize Money

The Crystal Mile prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Crystal Mile Race Number

The Crystal Mile is race number 7 on Saturday, the 26th of October, 2019. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Crystal Mile Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Crystal Mile has been released.

Crystal Mile Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Crystal Mile live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Crystal Mile Winners

Winners of the Crystal Mile for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Cliff’s Edge Darren Weir John Allen 58.5 kgs 1:35.99
2017 Lucky Hussler Darren Weir Blake Shinn 59 kgs 1:34.56
2016 The United States Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy 59 kgs 1:39.79
2015 Turn Me Loose Murray Baker Opie Bosson 58.5 kgs 1:35.02
2014 Hooked John Thompson Craig Williams 58.5 kgs 1:34.98
2013 Toydini Guy Walter Blake Shinn 58.5 kgs 1:36.04
2012 Silent Achiever Roger James James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:35.60
2011 Testa My Patience Mick Price Craig Newitt 53.5 kgs 1:36.74
2010 Sound Journey Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 56.5 kgs 1:36.71
2009 Rangirangdoo Chris Waller Corey Brown 57.5 kgs 1:34.96
2008 Sea Battle Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 54.5 kgs 1:36.38
2007 Sonic Quest Lee Freedman Danny Nikolic 56.5 kgs 1:35.92
2006 Flash Trick Colin Alderson Steven King 53 kgs 1:37.27
2005 Niconero David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:39.45
2004 Lad Of The Manor Roger Hoysted Brian Johns 54 kgs 1:37.08
2003 Rosina Lad David Haworth Greg Childs 53.5 kgs 1:38.34
2002 Royal Code David Hall Brett Prebble 55 kgs 1:36.51
2001 Weasel Will Nigel Blackiston Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:37.33
2000 Weasel Will Nigel Blackiston Brett Prebble 55.5 kgs 1:38.71
1999 Le Zagaletta Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55 kgs 1:36.61