Longines Mile Day features the inaugural Longines Mile on Saturday 29th October 2016 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne.
Held on the first day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival, the 2016 Longines Mile is a 1600 metre race offering $1,000,000 in prizemoney.
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) made programming changes to the Melbourne Cup Carnival this year.
Two feature races were altered, the former Emirates Stakes was moved to Victoria Derby Day and renamed the Longines Mile.
Quality group races abound on Longines Mile Day, including the 2016 Victoria Derby for three-year-olds.
2016 Longines Mile Day
The 2016 Longines Mile is one of nine group races on Victoria Derby Day featuring four Group 1 races, three Group 2 races and three Group 3 races.
- Group 1 $1,500,000 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m)
- Group 1 $1,000,000 Longines Mile (1600m)
- Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)
- Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m)
- Group 2 $250,000 Wakeful Stakes (2000m)
- Group 2 $250,000 Salinger Stakes (1200m)
- Group 3 $200,000 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
- Group 3 $200,000 The Lexus Stakes (2500m)
- Group 3 $200,000 Chatham Stakes (1400m)
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Turn Me Loose wins feature mile
New Zealand trained galloper Turn Me Loose won the 2015 Longines Mile (ran as the Emirates Stakes), from Politeness and Rock Sturdy.
Kerrin McEvoy rode the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman sprinter who scored by 0.2L in a time of 1:36.26 for the 1600 metre trip.