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The Thorndon Mile (formally George Adams (Tattersalls) Handicap) is a Group One (G1) Thoroughbred horse race contested over 1,600 metres (one mile) and is held at Trentham Racecourse, Wellington, New Zealand. The race is run on Wellington Cup day, traditionally held on the last Saturday of January. The purse for this race is NZD$200,000. Many great horses have won the race, including several who have become the modern greats of New Zealand racing.
Group One, Group 1Grade I or G1 is the term used for the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races in many countries. In Europe, the level of races for Thoroughbred racing is determined using the Pattern race system introduced in 1971 and monitored by the European Pattern Committee. To attain or maintain a Group One status, the average rating for the first four finishers in the race must be 115 or higher over a three year period. The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities works to ensure consistent international standards. Group One races may only be restricted to age groups or a stipulated sex: they should not be restricted to horses bred in a certain country. Group One (G1) races may be run under handicap conditions in Australia, but in Europe weight-for-age conditions always apply.
The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit.
Trentham Racecourse is the main thoroughbred horse racecourse for the Wellington city area in New Zealand.
|2018||Stolen Dance||Sam Spratt||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||GA Shand||1:36.48|
|2017||Thee Auld Floozie||Rosie Myers||Stephen Marsh||P D Craighead, L G Ford, S B Marsh, M C Roughead, Two Fat Cows Syndicate, J G & Mrs S K Young||1:35.03|
|2016||Kawi||Leith Innes||Allan Sharrock||AA Baeyertz, JP Goodin, GA MacDonald, GH Phillips & Est late RW Sharrock||1:35.16|
|2015||Puccini||Danielle Johnson||Peter & Jacob McKay||Monovale Holdings||1:34.11|
|2014||A Touch Of Ruby||Craig Grylls||Stephen Autridge||The Whitby Bloodstock Trust||1:34.53|
|2013||Historian||Rosie Myers||Gary Alton||Ngai Chun-Hung||1:34.51|
|2012||Say No More||Rosie Myers||Paul Duncan||T N Boys, D B Capes, P G Harris, B G Hutchinson & R W Mackenzie||1:37.69|
|2011||Booming||Masa Tanaka||Jeff Lynds||DR Frampton & GKV Holdings Limited||1:34.96|
|2010||Wall Street||Buddy Lammas||Jeff Lynds||G G Syndicate, Limited, G K V Holdings Limited & M A Head||1:33.86|
|2009||Sir Slick||David Walsh||Graeme Nicholson||BN Brown & GA Nicholson||1:34.26|
|2008||Alamosa||Paul Taylor||Peter McKay||TE Luke, Mrs K & PN McKay||1:35.18|
|2007||Sir Slick||Opie Bosson||Graeme Nicholson||BN Brown & GA Nicholson||1:34.20|
|2006||Macavelli Miss||Mark Hills||Roger James||GR, KR & Mrs MJ Downey||1:34.10|
|2005||Maroofity||Lisa Cropp||Mark Walker||Tauranga Racing Syndicate||1:34.73|
|2004||Sir Kinloch||Lee Rutherford||Colin Jillings & Richard Yuill||HS, HS & SS Dyke||1:36.84|
|2003||Zvezda||Lance O’Sullivan||Kay Lane||KDH Lane||1:35.69|
|2002||Giovana||Peter Johnson||Roger James||CA Marshall||1:33.92|
|2001||Tall Poppy||David Walsh||Noel Eales||GB & RS Fell||1:35.20|
|2000||Pace Invader||Paul Taylor||Alvin Clark||PR Dickinson, AR & EJ Johnson & CT Wintle||1:34.34|
|1999||Surface||Noel Harris||Noel Eales||ND Eales & JD & Mrs PM Willis||1:34.88|
|1998||Fayreform||Opie Bosson||Stephen Autridge||Haunui Farm Limited & GH Madill||1:35.63|
|1997||Winning Wave||Lee Rutherford||Frank & Craig Richie||CR Edkins, RB Fickling, BW Freeman & RH Jensen||1:34.29|
|1996||Happiness||Bruce Compton||Noel Eales||Chantilly Lodge Syndicate||1:34.77|
|1995||Silver Chalice||Stewart Campbell||Richard Bothwell||JE & RJ Bothwell, Mrs JA & WJ Stewart||1:35.19|
|1994||Z'Oro||Jo Walsh||Frank Richie||TW Archer & JH Zolezzi||1:33.41|
|1993||Calm Harbour||Lance O’Sullivan||Noel Eales||PRT Thorburn||1:35.39|
|1992||Just Tommy||Chris Johnson||John Melton||WA Thomas||1:36.36|
|1991||Fire Commander||Lance O’Sullivan||Robert Cowell||AA Blackwell, BJ Lindsay & DA Smith||1:35.22|
|1990||Fun On The Run||David Walsh||Noel Eales||A Dennison, Mrs J Lee, Miss M Short & T Taylor||1:33.94|
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