FWD Champions Mile

The FWD Champions Mile is Hong Kong's leading mile feature on FWD Champions Day, having been established in 2001 as a late-season contest for Hong Kong's mile division.

It is a race that has traditionally been dominated by the home team, including Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year Beauty Generation who won back-to-back editions in 2018 and 2019, and Southern Legend who notched his maiden G1 title in 2020. There have been only two overseas winners since the race was opened to international competitors in 2005. South African superstar Variety Club blitzed his rivals to create history in 2014 and Japanese champion Maurice was a commanding winner in 2016. The total prize money of the FWD Champions Mile was further increased to HK$20 million in 2020.

John Moore has won the race more than any other handler with eight successes: Beauty Generation (2018 & 2019), Able Friend (2015), Dan Excel (2013), Xtension (2011 & 2012) and Able One (2007 & 2010).

The race was ranked equal 51st in the IFHA World’s Top 100 G1s in 2020.

Past 10 Winners

Year Horse Name Jockey Trainer Replay Result
2021 GOLDEN SIXTY C Y Ho K W Lui
2020 SOUTHERN LEGEND C Y Ho C Fownes
2019 BEAUTY GENERATION Z Purton J Moore
2018 BEAUTY GENERATION Z Purton J Moore
2017 CONTENTMENT B Prebble J Size
2016 MAURICE J Moreira N Hori
2015 ABLE FRIEND J Moreira J Moore
2014 VARIETY CLUB A Marcus M F de Kock
2013 DAN EXCEL W C Marwing J Moore
2012 XTENSION J McDonald J Moore

Key Dates

        • March 15 – Free entries close
        • April 5 – Supplementary entries close
        • April 22 – Declarations to run