Thorndon Mile

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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.

Thoroughbred Horse breed developed for racing

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.

Winners of the Thorndon Mile

2018Stolen DanceSam SprattMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanGA Shand1:36.48
2017Thee Auld FloozieRosie MyersStephen MarshP D Craighead, L G Ford, S B Marsh, M C Roughead, Two Fat Cows Syndicate, J G & Mrs S K Young1:35.03
2016KawiLeith InnesAllan SharrockAA Baeyertz, JP Goodin, GA MacDonald, GH Phillips & Est late RW Sharrock1:35.16
2015 Puccini Danielle JohnsonPeter & Jacob McKayMonovale Holdings1:34.11
2014A Touch Of RubyCraig GryllsStephen AutridgeThe Whitby Bloodstock Trust1:34.53
2013HistorianRosie MyersGary AltonNgai Chun-Hung1:34.51
2012Say No MoreRosie MyersPaul DuncanT N Boys, D B Capes, P G Harris, B G Hutchinson & R W Mackenzie1:37.69
2011BoomingMasa TanakaJeff LyndsDR Frampton & GKV Holdings Limited1:34.96
2010Wall StreetBuddy LammasJeff LyndsG G Syndicate, Limited, G K V Holdings Limited & M A Head1:33.86
2009 Sir Slick David WalshGraeme NicholsonBN Brown & GA Nicholson1:34.26
2008AlamosaPaul TaylorPeter McKayTE Luke, Mrs K & PN McKay1:35.18
2007 Sir Slick Opie BossonGraeme NicholsonBN Brown & GA Nicholson1:34.20
2006Macavelli MissMark HillsRoger JamesGR, KR & Mrs MJ Downey1:34.10
2005MaroofityLisa CroppMark WalkerTauranga Racing Syndicate1:34.73
2004Sir KinlochLee Rutherford Colin Jillings & Richard YuillHS, HS & SS Dyke1:36.84
2003ZvezdaLance O’SullivanKay LaneKDH Lane1:35.69
2002GiovanaPeter JohnsonRoger JamesCA Marshall1:33.92
2001Tall PoppyDavid WalshNoel EalesGB & RS Fell1:35.20
2000Pace InvaderPaul TaylorAlvin ClarkPR Dickinson, AR & EJ Johnson & CT Wintle1:34.34
1999SurfaceNoel HarrisNoel EalesND Eales & JD & Mrs PM Willis1:34.88
1998FayreformOpie BossonStephen AutridgeHaunui Farm Limited & GH Madill1:35.63
1997Winning WaveLee RutherfordFrank & Craig RichieCR Edkins, RB Fickling, BW Freeman & RH Jensen1:34.29
1996HappinessBruce ComptonNoel EalesChantilly Lodge Syndicate1:34.77
1995Silver ChaliceStewart CampbellRichard BothwellJE & RJ Bothwell, Mrs JA & WJ Stewart1:35.19
1994Z'OroJo WalshFrank RichieTW Archer & JH Zolezzi1:33.41
1993Calm HarbourLance O’SullivanNoel EalesPRT Thorburn1:35.39
1992Just TommyChris JohnsonJohn MeltonWA Thomas1:36.36
1991Fire CommanderLance O’SullivanRobert CowellAA Blackwell, BJ Lindsay & DA Smith1:35.22
1990Fun On The RunDavid WalshNoel EalesA Dennison, Mrs J Lee, Miss M Short & T Taylor1:33.94

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