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Cambridgeshire Handicap

Handicap race
Cambridgeshire Handicap
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1839
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 1f (1,811 metres)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
Purse £160,000 (2009)
1st: £99,696

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is a flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong (1,811 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

The event was established in 1839, and the inaugural running was won by Lanercost. It was founded in the same year as another major handicap at Newmarket, the Cesarewitch. The two races came to be known as the "Autumn Double".

The Cesarewitch initially took place before the Cambridgeshire, but the schedule was later reversed and the Cambridgeshire now precedes the other race by two weeks. Three horses completed the double in the 19th century — Rosebery (1876), Foxhall (1881) and Plaisanterie (1885) — but since then the feat has been rarely attempted.

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is usually contested by a large field, and the maximum number of runners is currently 35. The event is held on the final day of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting.

Contents

Records

  • Note: The trainers of some of the early winners are unknown.

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Hackler's Pride – 1903, 1904
  • Christmas Daisy – 1909, 1910
  • Sterope – 1948, 1949
  • Prince de Galles – 1969, 1970
  • Baronet – 1978, 1980
  • Rambo's Hall – 1989, 1992

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Nat FlatmanVulcan (1841), Evenus (1844), Alarm (1845), Scherz (1854)
  • George Fordham – Little David (1853), Odd Trick (1857), See Saw (1868), Sabinus (1871)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • William Day – Sultan (1855), Weatherbound (1860), Catch 'em Alive (1863), Foxhall (1881)
  • Jeremy Glover – Balthus (1987), Rambo's Hall (1989, 1992), Clifton Fox (1996)

Winners since 1977

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

SP

Time
1977 Sin Timon 3 8-03 Tony Kimberley Jeremy Hindley 018.0018/1
1978 Baronet 6 9-00 Brian Rouse John Benstead 012.0012/1
1979 Smartset 4 8-08 John Reid F. Johnson Houghton 033.0033/1
1980 Baronet 8 9-03 Brian Rouse John Benstead 022.0022/1
1981 Braughing 4 8-04 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 050.0050/1
1982 Century City 3 9-06 Joe Mercer Luca Cumani 020.0020/1
1983 Sagamore 4 7-08 Taffy Thomas Frankie Durr 035.0035/1
1984 Leysh 3 8-07 John Lowe Steve Norton 033.0033/1
1985 Tremblant 4 9-08 Pat Eddery Ron Smyth 016.0016/1
1986 Dallas [1] 3 9-06 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 010.0010/1 1:45.94
1987 Balthus 4 8-01 Dean McKeown Jeremy Glover 050.0050/1 1:52.32
1988 Quinlan Terry 3 8-05 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 011.0011/1 1:51.33
1989 Rambo's Hall 4 8-06 Dean McKeown Jeremy Glover 015.0015/1 1:53.10
1990 Risen Moon 3 8-09 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills 007.007/1 F 1:49.40
1991 Mellottie 6 9-01 John Lowe Mary Reveley 010.0010/1 1:49.24
1992 Rambo's Hall 7 9-03 Dean McKeown Jeremy Glover 004.509/2 F 1:54.63
1993 Penny Drops 4 7-13 David Harrison Lord Huntingdon 007.007/1 F 1:53.39
1994 Halling 3 8-08 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 008.008/1 CF 1:52.01
1995 Cap Juluca 3 9-10 Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 011.0011/1 1:50.71
1996 Clifton Fox 4 8-02 Nigel Day Jeremy Glover 014.0014/1 1:48.54
1997 Pasternak 4 9-01 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 004.004/1 F 1:49.43
1998 Lear Spear 3 7-13 Neil Pollard David Elsworth 020.0020/1 1:51.89
1999 She's Our Mare [1] 6 7-12 Francis Norton Tony Martin 011.0011/1 2:08.49
2000 Katy Nowaitee 4 8-08 John Reid Peter Harris 006.006/1 1:51.05
2001 I Cried for You 6 8-06 Michael Fenton James Given 033.0033/1 1:52.91
2002 Beauchamp Pilot 4 9-05 Eddie Ahern Gerard Butler 009.009/1 1:47.28
2003 Chivalry 4 8-01 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 014.0014/1 1:48.11
2004 Spanish Don 6 8-07 Liam Keniry David Elsworth 100.00100/1 1:49.80
2005 Blue Monday 4 9-03 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 005.005/1 F 1:51.49
2006 Formal Decree 3 8-09 Jamie Spencer Alan Swinbank 009.009/1 1:52.79
2007 Pipedreamer 3 8-12 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 005.005/1 F 1:49.81
2008 Tazeez 4 9-02 Richard Hills John Gosden 025.0025/1 1:47.66
2009 Supaseus 6 9-01 Travis Block Hughie Morrison 016.0016/1 1:47.48

1 The 1986 and 1999 editions were held on Newmarket's July Course.

Earlier winners

  • 1839 - Lanercost
  • 1840 - Roscius
  • 1841 - Vulcan
  • 1842 - Ralph
  • 1843 - Nat
  • 1844 - Evenus
  • 1845 - Alarm
  • 1846 - Prior of St Margarets
  • 1847 - The Widow
  • 1848 - Dacia
  • 1849 - Raby
  • 1850 - Landgrave
  • 1851 - Truth
  • 1852 - Knight of the Shire
  • 1853 - Little David
  • 1854 - Scherz
  • 1855 - Sultan
  • 1856 - Malacca
  • 1857 - Odd Trick
  • 1858 - Eurydice
  • 1859 - Red Eagle
  • 1860 - Weatherbound
  • 1861 - Palestro
  • 1862 - Bathilde
  • 1863 - Catch 'em Alive
  • 1864 - Ackworth
  • 1865 - Gardevisure
  • 1866 - Actaea
  • 1867 - Lozenge
  • 1868 - See Saw
  • 1869 - Vestminster
  • 1870 - Adonis
  • 1871 - Sabinus
  • 1872 - Playfair
  • 1873 - Montargis
  • 1874 - Peut-etre
  • 1875 - Sutton
  • 1876 - Rosebery
  • 1877 - Jongleur
  • 1878 - Isonomy
  • 1879 - La Merveille
  • 1880 - Lucetta
  • 1881 - Foxhall
  • 1882 - Hackness
  • 1883 - Bendigo
  • 1884 - Florence
  • 1886 - Sailor Prince
  • 1887 - Gloriation
  • 1888 - Veracity
  • 1889 - Laureate
  • 1890 - Alicante
  • 1891 - Comedy
  • 1892 - La Fleche
  • 1893 - Molly Morgan
  • 1894 - Indian Queen
  • 1895 - Marco
  • 1896 - Winkfield's Pride
  • 1897 - Comfrey
  • 1898 - Georgic
  • 1899 - Irish Ivy
  • 1900 - Berrill
  • 1901 - Watershed
  • 1902 - Ballantrae
  • 1903 - Hackler's Pride
  • 1904 - Hackler's Pride
  • 1905 - Velocity
  • 1907 - Land League
  • 1908 - Marcovil
  • 1909 - Christmas Daisy
  • 1910 - Christmas Daisy
  • 1911 - Long Set
  • 1912 - Adam Bede
  • 1913 - Cantilever
  • 1914 - Honeywood
  • 1915 - Silver Tag
  • 1916 - Eos
  • 1917 - Brown Prince
  • 1918 - Zinovia
  • 1919 - Brigand
  • 1920 - no race
  • 1921 - Milenko
  • 1922 - Re-echo
  • 1923 - Verdict
  • 1924 - Twelve Pointer
  • 1925 - Masked Marvel
  • 1926 - Insight
  • 1927 - Medal / Niantic *
  • 1928 - Palais Royal
  • 1929 - Double Life
  • 1930 - The Pen
  • 1931 - Disarmament
  • 1932 - Pullover
  • 1933 - Raymond
  • 1934 - Wychwood Abbot
  • 1935 - Commander
  • 1936 - Dan Bulger
  • 1937 - Artist's Prince
  • 1938 - Helleniqua
  • 1939 - i) Gyroscope, ii) Orichalque *
  • 1940 - Caxton *
  • 1941 - Rue de la Paix
  • 1942 - no race
  • 1943 - Quartier-Maitre
  • 1944 - Hunsingore
  • 1945 - Esquire
  • 1946 - Sayani
  • 1947 - Fairey Fulmar
  • 1948 - Sterope
  • 1949 - Sterope
  • 1950 - Kelling
  • 1951 - Fleeting Moment
  • 1952 - Richer
  • 1953 - Jupiter
  • 1954 - Minstrel
  • 1955 - Retrial
  • 1956 - Loppylugs
  • 1957 - Stephanotis
  • 1958 - London Cry
  • 1959 - Rexequus
  • 1960 - Midsummer Night
  • 1961 - Henry the Seventh / Violetta *
  • 1962 - Hidden Meaning
  • 1963 - Commander in Chief
  • 1964 - Hasty Cloud
  • 1965 - Tarqogan
  • 1966 - Dites
  • 1967 - Lacquer
  • 1968 - Emerilo
  • 1969 - Prince de Galles
  • 1970 - Prince de Galles
  • 1971 - King Midas
  • 1972 - Negus
  • 1973 - Siliciana
  • 1974 - Flying Nelly
  • 1975 - Lottogift
  • 1976 - Intermission

* The 1927 and 1961 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.
* The event was split into two separate divisions in 1939.
* The 1940 running took place at Nottingham.

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 201. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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