The Group 2 Crystal Mile is set to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 26, 2013.
The race takes place over a distance of 1,600 metres and is worth $220,000 in prize money.
The 2013 Crystal Mile is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses of all ages.
Scheduled as part of Cox Plate Day, the race shares its program with the Group 1 Cox Plate, Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase, Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes and the Group 3 Terio Stakes.
Last year’s Crystal Mile was taken out by Silent Achiever.
Silent Achiever won the race by almost a length ahead of Rangirangdoo, who finished second, and Solzhenitsyn, who rounded out the placings in third position.
The five-year-old placed fourth in a New Zealand Handicap race prior to her Crystal Mile victory.
She then went on to run fourth in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington Racecourse in her very next race start.
Silent Achiever has won six of her 17 race starts and has earned more than $1.14 million in prize money during her horse racing career.
While she hasn’t won a race since, Silent Achiever finished second in the Group 1 The BMW behind Fiveandahalfstar during the autumn carnival.
She is scheduled to return for the spring carnival and contest the Group 1 Cox Plate on the same day as the 2013 Crystal Mile.
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