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Thorndon Mile

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History

THE MITIGATOR winning the Thorndon Mile.
THE MITIGATOR winning the Thorndon Mile. Picture: Race Images Photo

The Thorndon Mile is a Group 1 race run under set weights and penalties conditions for milers at Trentham race course conducted by the Wellington Racing Club.
The Thorndon Mile is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1962 and was won by Starborough.
The Thorndon Mile is part of the Wellington Cup carnival in early January.
It has always been run over the mile but was known as the George Adams (Tattersalls) Handicap. It became the Thorndon Mile in 1984.
Rosie Myers has won three of the last nine editions joining David Walsh and Lance O'Sullivan.
Noel Eales won five runnings between 1990 and 2001.
Both Alamosa and Wall Street won G1 miles in Melbourne later in the years of their Thorndon success.
The Thorndon Mile was worth NZ$200,000 in 2020.
Notable winners of the Thorndon Mile include Kawi (2016), Wall Street (2010), Sir Slick (2007/2009), Alamosa (2008), Giovana (2002), Pace Invader (2000), Fayreform (1998), Calm Harbour (1993), Fire Commander (1991) and McGinty (1983).
The 2020 Thorndon Mile was won by The Mitigator from Wyndspelle and Yearn.


Racing and Sports

Previous Thorndon Mile Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
THE MITIGATOR (AUS) 5G
MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) - CHARMING RUBY (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
SHAUN M MC KAY56.0PETER MCKAY3
SHADOWS CAST (NZ) 6G
PER INCANTO (USA) - AGES PAST (NZ) SLAVIC (USA)
J L WADDELL58.0M OULAGHAN16
STOLEN DANCE (NZ) 6M
ALAMOSA (NZ) - SONGBIRD (NZ) BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)
S C SPRATT53.0M BAKER11
THEE AULD FLOOZIE (NZ) 5M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - THEE AULD HUSSIE (NZ) SPINNING WORLD (USA)
R J MYERS53.5STEPHEN MARSH1
KAWI (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES59.0A SHARROCK4
PUCCINI (NZ) 4H
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
D S JOHNSON57.0PETER MCKAY4
A Touch Of Ruby (NZ) 4M
PINS (AUS) - SYRAH (NZ) TRADITIONALLY (USA)
C J GRYLLS52.0STEPHEN AUTRIDGE12
HISTORIAN (NZ) 5G
CHOISIR (AUS) - CYCLONIC (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
R J MYERS53.0G ALTON16
SAY NO MORE (NZ) 4M
PENTIRE (GB) - OUR LUCY (AUS) WALKING RING (IRE)
R J MYERS52.0P DUNCAN6
BOOMING (NZ) 6G
DON EDUARDO (NZ) - BEAUTIFUL SEA (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
M TANAKA57.0JEFF LYNDS3
WALL STREET (NZ) 5G
MONTJEU (IRE) - VILLA WANDA (GB) GRAND LODGE (USA)
B R LAMMAS55.0JEFF LYNDS13
SIR SLICK (NZ) 7G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
D M WALSH58.0GRAEME NICHOLSON & PAUL ALLBON2
ALAMOSA (NZ) 3C
O'REILLY (NZ) - LODORE MYSTIC (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P A TAYLOR52.0PETER MCKAY2
SIR SLICK (NZ) 5G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
O P BOSSON57.0G NICHOLSON7
MACAVELLI MISS (AUS) 6M
VETTORI (IRE) - SYRENKA (AUS) POLISH PATRIOT (USA)
M HILLS54.0R JAMES18
MAROOFITY (NZ) 4G
MAROOF (USA) - HOWKUDAI (NZ) DON'T FORGET ME (IRE)
L CROPP52.5MARK WALKER6
SIR KINLOCH (NZ) 5G
RHYTHM (USA) - IVORY (NZ) GOLD AND IVORY (USA)
L C TILEY53.5COLIN & RICHARD YUILL16
ZVEZDA (NZ) 4G
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (NZ) - CARNIVAL GIRL (NZ) ROUGHCAST (USA)
L A O'SULLIVAN55.0KAY LANE10
GIOVANA (NZ) 5M
BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) - TRISTAINE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P D JOHNSON56.5C MARSHALL9
TALL POPPY (NZ) 6M
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - FUN ON THE RUN (NZ) RACING IS FUN (USA)
D M WALSH54.0NOEL EALES11
PACE INVADER (NZ) 4M
WESTIMINSTER (NZ) - OUR GREY INVADER (NZ) BRILLIANT INVADER (AUS)
P A TAYLOR51.5A CLARK17

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