The Kranji Mile was
inaugurated in 2000.
The inaugural winner was the
prolific sprinter-miler PACIFIC PRINCE, ridden Darryl Holland and
trained by Charles Leck.
PACIFIC PRINCE's attempt in
making it a double in 2001 was foiled by SMART BET, ridden by
Grant Cooksley. However, PACIFIC PRINCE came back in 2002 to win it for the
Prizemoney for the Kranji Mile
was increased to
S$250,000 in 2001 and the race open to international
entries. However, no overseas horse has taken part. It's now a
closed race for Singapore based horses.
prizemoney was increased by two-fold to S$500,000 and the race was
elevated to Group 1 status.
In 2007, SETEMBRO CHOVE makes history
by becoming the first Brazilian horse to win a classic in the MRA
BETTER THAN EVER became the first
horse to win the Cup in consecutive years in 2010 and 2011.