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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

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
THE MITIGATOR (AUS) 5G
MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) - CHARMING RUBY (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
SHAUN M MC KAY 56.0 PETER MCKAY 3
SHADOWS CAST (NZ) 6G
PER INCANTO (USA) - AGES PAST (NZ) SLAVIC (USA)
J L WADDELL 58.0 M OULAGHAN 16
STOLEN DANCE (NZ) 6M
ALAMOSA (NZ) - SONGBIRD (NZ) BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA)
S C SPRATT 53.0 MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN 11
THEE AULD FLOOZIE (NZ) 5M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - THEE AULD HUSSIE (NZ) SPINNING WORLD (USA)
R J MYERS 53.5 STEPHEN MARSH 1
KAWI (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MAGIC TIME (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
L G INNES 59.0 A SHARROCK 4
PUCCINI (NZ) 4H
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
D S JOHNSON 57.0 PETER MCKAY 4
A Touch Of Ruby (NZ) 4M
PINS (AUS) - SYRAH (NZ) TRADITIONALLY (USA)
C J GRYLLS 52.0 STEPHEN AUTRIDGE 12
HISTORIAN (NZ) 5G
CHOISIR (AUS) - CYCLONIC (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
R J MYERS 53.0 G ALTON 16
SAY NO MORE (NZ) 4M
PENTIRE (GB) - OUR LUCY (AUS) WALKING RING (IRE)
R J MYERS 52.0 P DUNCAN 6
BOOMING (NZ) 6G
DON EDUARDO (NZ) - BEAUTIFUL SEA (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
M TANAKA 57.0 JEFF LYNDS 3
WALL STREET (NZ) 5G
MONTJEU (IRE) - VILLA WANDA (GB) GRAND LODGE (USA)
B R LAMMAS 55.0 JEFF LYNDS 13
SIR SLICK (NZ) 7G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
D M WALSH 58.0 GRAEME NICHOLSON & PAUL ALLBON 2
ALAMOSA (NZ) 3C
O'REILLY (NZ) - LODORE MYSTIC (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P A TAYLOR 52.0 PETER MCKAY 2
SIR SLICK (NZ) 5G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
O P BOSSON 57.0 G NICHOLSON 7
MACAVELLI MISS (AUS) 6M
VETTORI (IRE) - SYRENKA (AUS) POLISH PATRIOT (USA)
M HILLS 54.0 R JAMES 18
MAROOFITY (NZ) 4G
MAROOF (USA) - HOWKUDAI (NZ) DON'T FORGET ME (IRE)
L CROPP 52.5 MARK WALKER 6
SIR KINLOCH (NZ) 5G
RHYTHM (USA) - IVORY (NZ) GOLD AND IVORY (USA)
L C TILEY 53.5 COLIN & RICHARD YUILL 16
ZVEZDA (NZ) 4G
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (NZ) - CARNIVAL GIRL (NZ) ROUGHCAST (USA)
L A O'SULLIVAN 55.0 KAY LANE 10
GIOVANA (NZ) 5M
BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) - TRISTAINE (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
P D JOHNSON 56.5 C MARSHALL 9
TALL POPPY (NZ) 6M
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - FUN ON THE RUN (NZ) RACING IS FUN (USA)
D M WALSH 54.0 NOEL EALES 11
PACE INVADER (NZ) 4M
WESTIMINSTER (NZ) - OUR GREY INVADER (NZ) BRILLIANT INVADER (AUS)
P A TAYLOR 51.5 A CLARK 17

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