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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 the last Saturday of January.
The purse for this race is NZD$200,000.
This race was known as the WRC George Adams Handicap until 1883. It was also known as the Jarden Mile or Jarden Morgan Mile while sponsored by that organisation over the 1984-1991 period. Later sponsors have included Hutt Valley Cartage.
The race has been won by many of the best horses in New Zealand, such as Kawi, Wall Street, Sir Slick, Alamosa, McGinty and Grey Way.
|2020||The Mitigator||Shaun McKay||Peter McKay||RP Davis, TE Luke, N Butterfield, PT Fenwick, JP Hopkins||1:35.47|
|2019||Shadows Cast||Jason Waddell||Mark Oulaghan||Ron Cunningham||1:35.17|
|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|
|1989||Trivacavaboy||K L Clapperton||DW & Mrs EJ & RJ Eagar||1:35.84|
|1988||Golden King||P J Mercer||WG Ivil, BB O’Donnell & IAH Symes||1:33.79|
|1987||Jonny Alone||Paul Taylor||BT Jones||Mr and Mrs JT Aspinall||1:37.88|
|1986||Pinson||Jim C Collett||JR Drought, JW Fraser, FA Long & JR Todd||1:38.45|
|1985||Atrapar||MR Campbell||WJ Calder, Levin||WJ Calder||1:36.46|
|1984||Shifnal Prince||David Peake||JE Winder, Cambridge||CR O’Grady & CW Reynolds||1:35.08|
|1983||McGinty||Jim Cassidy||Colin Jillings, Takanini||Keith Haub & B J McCahill||1:32.99|
|1982||Powley||JD Pankhurst||HA Anderton, Wingatui||HA Anderton||1:34.75|
|1981||Speculation||M Campbell||MR Campbell, Awapuni||AW Fogden & J Willis||1:35.25|
|1980||Raywood Lass||P Belsham||E Rayner, Marton||CJB Norwood & EW Rayner||1:37.00|
|1979||Polly Porter||RB Weaver||P Wright, Winton||Mrs P Wright||1:34.5|
|1978||Copper Belt||JW Walker||BF Deacon, Hawera||K and Mrs Gray||1:35.00|
|1977||Grey Way||RJ (Bob) Skelton||EP Corby, Washdyke||PG South||1:35.50|
|1976||Tiptoe||CP McNab||E Ropiha, Woodville||AS Fell||1:36.5|
|1975||King's Romance||WD (Bill) Skelton||J McKendrick||1:33.00|
|1974||An Illusion||BP Thomson||JP Norman||1:35.50|
|1973||Kaukapakapa||RJ (Bob) Skelton||GD Cameron||1:35.00|
|1972||Egmont Park||NG Harris||IF McGuire||1:39.00|
|1971||Panzer Chief||GN McLiesh||PD Moran||1:35.00|
|1970||Honey Belle||David Peake||J Sarten||1:34.00|
|1969||Carlsberg||HN Ruahihi||WL Aitken & WW Tatham||1:34.50|
|1968 dead heat||Bywon||David Peake||GP Broun||1:35.50|
|1968 dead heat||Nausori||BF Andrews||Mrs UE Matthews & EB Reid||1:35.5|
|1967||Tara's Pride||JF Grylls||CW Ansford||1:34.25|
|1966||Chantal||GL Willets||Miss LE Jamieson||1:36.00|
|1965||Empyreus||RW Taylor||HN Phelan||1:36.25|
|1964||Gymkhana||RW Taylor||ED Martin||1:36.25|
|1963||Rapido||WJ Mudford||WB Priscott||1:35.50|
|1962||Starborough||GP Hulme||H Cleland||1:36.50|
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