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Coronation Cup

Group 1 race
Coronation Cup
Location Epsom Downs
Epsom, England
Inaugurated 1902
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Investec
Website Epsom Downs
Race information
Distance 1m 4f 10y (2,423 m)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £225,000 (2009)
1st: £137,809

The Coronation Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 10 yards (2,423 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event was established in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of a new British monarch, King Edward VII. Epsom had previously staged a similar race, the Epsom Gold Cup, which was open to horses aged three or older. The Coronation Cup was temporarily switched to alternative venues during wartime periods, with runnings at Newmarket (1915–16, 1943–45) and Newbury (1941).

The race is presently contested on the opening day of Epsom's two-day Derby Festival meeting. Its distance is the same as that of both the Derby and the Oaks, and it often features horses which competed in those events in the preceding seasons.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • The White Knight – 1907, 1908

Leading jockey (9 wins):

  • Lester PiggottZucchero (1953), Nagami (1959), Petite Etoile (1960, 1961), Park Top (1969), Roberto (1973), Quiet Fling (1976), Sea Chimes (1980), Be My Native (1983)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • André FabreSaint Estephe (1986), In the Wings (1990), Apple Tree (1994), Sunshack (1995), Swain (1996), Shirocco (2006)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Sheikh MohammedIn the Wings (1990), Opera House (1993), Swain (1996), Singspiel (1997)

Winners since 1968

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1968 Royal Palace 4 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Jim Joel 2:55.50
1969 Park Top 5 Lester Piggott Bernard van Cutsem 11th Duke of Devonshire 2:37.50
1970 Caliban 4 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Stanhope Joel 2:49.20
1971 Lupe 4 Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Mrs Stanhope Joel 2:37.70
1972 Mill Reef 4 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:34.94
1973 Roberto 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien John W. Galbreath 2:34.50
1974 Buoy 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Richard Hollingsworth 2:36.50
1975 Bustino 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 2:33.31
1976 Quiet Fling 4 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree John Hay Whitney 2:38.10
1977 Exceller 4 Gérard Dubroeucq François Mathet Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:36.94
1978 Crow 5 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Daniel Wildenstein 2:34.30
1979 Ile de Bourbon 4 John Reid F. Johnson Houghton Sir Philip Oppenheimer 2:43.50
1980 Sea Chimes 4 Lester Piggott John Dunlop J. Thursby 2:35.89
1981 Master Willie 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy Robert Barnett 2:44.49
1982 Easter Sun 5 Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Lady Beaverbrook 2:35.05
1983 Be My Native 4 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong K. Hsu 2:45.38
1984 Time Charter 5 Steve Cauthen Henry Candy Robert Barnett 2:40.60
1985 Rainbow Quest 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 2:39.51
1986 Saint Estephe 4 Pat Eddery André Fabre Yan Houyvet 2:34.87
1987 Triptych 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:35.97
1988 Triptych 6 Steve Cauthen Patrick Biancone Peter M. Brant 2:34.84
1989 Sheriff's Star 4 Ray Cochrane Lady Herries Duchess of Norfolk 2:35.49
1990 In the Wings 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:36.43
1991 In the Groove 4 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 2:36.32
1992 Saddlers' Hall 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock 2:35.73
1993 Opera House 5 Michael Roberts Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:35.13
1994 Apple Tree 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Saud Al Kabeer 2:35.43
1995 Sunshack 4 Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:35.85
1996 Swain 4 Frankie Dettori André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:40.27
1997 Singspiel 5 Frankie Dettori Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:37.72
1998 Silver Patriarch 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop Peter Winfield 2:37.60
1999 Daylami 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:40.26
2000 Daliapour 4 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:41.63
2001 Mutafaweq 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:36.05
2002 Boreal 4 Kieren Fallon Peter Schiergen Gestüt Ammerland 2:45.01
2003 Warrsan 5 Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:35.68
2004 Warrsan 6 Darryll Holland Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:35.96
2005 Yeats 4 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle 2:36.98
2006 Shirocco 5 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Baron Georg von Ullmann 2:37.64
2007 Scorpion 5 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:40.82
2008 Soldier of Fortune 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:36.83
2009 Ask 6 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Patrick J. Fahey 2:37.00
2010 Fame and Glory 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:33.42 -

Earlier winners

  • 1902 - Osboch
  • 1903 - Valenza
  • 1904 - Zinfandel
  • 1907 - The White Knight
  • 1908 - The White Knight
  • 1909 - Dean Swift
  • 1911 - Lemberg
  • 1912 - Stedfast
  • 1914 - Blue Stone
  • 1915 - Black Jester
  • 1917 - see note below *
  • 1918 - no race
  • 1919 - He
  • 1920 - Manilardo
  • 1921 - Silvern
  • 1922 - Franklin
  • 1923 - Condover
  • 1924 - Verdict
  • 1925 - St. Germans
  • 1927 - Coronach
  • 1928 - Apelle
  • 1930 - Plantago
  • 1931 - Parenthesis
  • 1932 - Salmon Leap
  • 1933 - Dastur
  • 1934 - King Salmon
  • 1935 - Windsor Lad
  • 1936 - Plassy
  • 1937 - Cecil / His Grace *
  • 1938 - Monument
  • 1939 - Scottish Union
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Winterhalter
  • 1942 - no race
  • 1943 - Hyperides
  • 1944 - Persian Gulf
  • 1945 - Borealis
  • 1947 - Chanteur
  • 1948 - Goyama
  • 1949 - Beau Sabreur
  • 1950 - Amour Drake
  • 1952 - Nuccio
  • 1953 - Zucchero
  • 1954 - Aureole
  • 1955 - Narrator
  • 1956 - Tropique
  • 1957 - Fric
  • 1959 - Nagami
  • 1962 - Dicta Drake
  • 1965 - Oncidium
  • 1966 - I Say

* The "Breedon Book" states that the 1917 race was won by Phalaris over 1 mile at Newmarket. Other sources do not support this.
* The 1937 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Coronation Cup (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 56. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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