Places finalised for 2019 Miracle Mile field

It was a double delight for New Zealand-based horses at Club Menangle on Saturday night.

Thefixer and Spankem secured wins in the final qualifying races for the 2019 Miracle Mile.

The Million Dollar Ainsworth Miracle Mile is expected to attract thousands of people to Club Menangle this Saturday, March 2. 

For the first time, this year’s Miracle Mile on-track winning prize has reached $1 million to make it the richest harness race in Australia and New Zealand.

The Miracle Mile's final two qualifying events, the Allied Express Sprint and Canadian Club Sprint, were held on Saturday night.

The winner and runner-up in each of those sprint races gained automatic invitations to the Miracle Mile. 

Thefixer, led by star reinswoman Natalie Rasmussen, won the Allied Express Sprint from Tiger Tara.

Fellow New Zealand racer Spankem secured victory in the Canadian Club Sprint from My Alpha Rock.

The quarter of horses joined Poster Boy and YaYas Hot Spot in the Miracle Mile field.

Victorian-trained pacer Poster Boy qualified by winning the Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots of Fire race at Club Menangle on February 16.

YaYas Hot Spot, trained by Shane and Lauren Tritton in Menangle, also gained an invitation by winning the Newcastle Mile race earlier this month.

The last two spots were selected as "wildcard entries", two horses chosen by Club Menangle directors from the Chariots of Fire and sprint races.

Chase Auckland and My Field Marshal picked as wildcard racers, which both competed in the Canadian Club Sprint.

The Miracle Mile Barrier draw was also picked at Club Menangle on Saturday night.

Poster Boy drew the favoured the number one barrier, right next to Thefixer.

Our Uncle Sam and Cruz Bromac have been selected as emergencies.