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Colonial Turf Cup

The Colonial Turf Cup is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 2005 at Colonial Downs race track in New Kent County, Virginia. A Grade II event, it is raced on turf at a distance of 9.5 Furlongs (1 and three sixteenths miles) and is open to three-year-old horses.

The Colonial Turf Cup currently offers a purse of $500,000 (2010) and is the first leg of the Grand Slam of Grass which offers a $2 million bonus for any horse who wins all four races.

In 2009, this race was upgraded from a Grade III to a Grade II event.[1].

Winners of the Colonial Turf Cup






2010 Paddy O'Prado Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans Donegal Racing 1:54.20
2009 Battle of Hastings Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins Michael House 1:57.79
2008 Sailor's Cap Alan Garcia James J. Toner Team Valor International 2:04.42
2007 Summer Doldrums Jose Lezcano Richard A. Violette, Jr. Klaravich Stables 1:55.68
2006 Showing Up Cornelio Velásquez Barclay Tagg Lael Stables 1:52.98
2005 English Channel John Velazquez Todd Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio 1:56:37



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