Crystal Mile 2012 Race Preview – Moonee Valley Racing

June 28th, 2012

The Group 2 Crystal Mile is due to take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 27, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the 2012 Crystal Mile is worth $200,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Crystal Mile is open to horses of all ages and is run under handicap conditions.

Run as part of Cox Plate Day, the 2012 Crystal Mile shares its day with the Group 1 Cox Plate, Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, Group 2 AAMI Vase, Group 3 Inglis Mile and Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes.

Testa My Patience proved the best of last year’s runners, winning the Crystal Mile by a length and a half.

The five-year-old went on to place 11th in the Emirates Stakes in his next start.

The Testa Rossa gelding has won seven of his 19 race starts and has earned more than $340,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.