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Ebor Handicap

Handicap race
Ebor Handicap
Location York Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated 1843
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website York
Race information
Distance 1m 6f (2,816 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
Purse £210,000 (2009)
1st: £130,851

The Ebor Handicap is a flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at York over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

The event is named after the shortened form of Eboracum, the Roman name for York. It was first run in 1843, and it was originally called the "Great Ebor Handicap". The race was introduced by John Orton, a newly-appointed Clerk of the Course at York. It was initially contested over 2 miles, but its distance was later cut by 2 furlongs.

The 2008 running took place at Newbury – it had been abandoned at its regular venue because of a waterlogged track. The rescheduled event was titled the Newburgh Handicap. It was named after Newburgh, the original Norman name of Newbury.

The race is now held on day two of York's four-day Ebor Festival meeting. It is presently the most valuable flat handicap in Europe, with a prize fund of £210,000 in 2009.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Flint Jack – 1922, 1923

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Lester PiggottGladness (1958), Primera (1959), Die Hard (1961), Tintagel II (1970), Jupiter Island (1983)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Tom Dawson – Godfrey (1844), Mark Tapley (1850), Pax (1860), Makeshift (1862), Mandrake (1867)

Winners since 1978

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

SP

Time
1978 Totowah 4 08-01 Paul Cook Michael Jarvis 020.0020/1
1979 Sea Pigeon 9 10-00 Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby 018.0018/1
1980 Shaftesbury 4 08-05 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute 012.0012/1
1981 Protection Racket 3 08-01 Mark Birch Jeremy Hindley 007.5015/2
1982 Another Sam 5 09-02 Brian Rouse Richard Hannon 016.0016/1
1983 Jupiter Island 4 09-00 Lester Piggott Clive Brittain 009.009/1
1984 Crazy 3 08-13 Walter Swinburn Guy Harwood 010.0010/1
1985 Western Dancer 4 08-06 Paul Cook Con Horgan 020.0020/1
1986 Primary 3 08-07 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 006.006/1 2:55.34
1987 Daarkom 4 09-03 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 006.5013/2 3:05.08
1988 Kneller 3 08-01 Paul Eddery Henry Cecil 009.009/1 2:53.67
1989 Sapience 3 08-04 Pat Eddery Jimmy FitzGerald 007.5015/2 2:57.03
1990 Further Flight 4 08-08 Michael Hills Barry Hills 007.007/1 JF 2:55.04
1991 Deposki 3 07-03 Francis Norton Michael Stoute 012.0012/1 3:03.48
1992 Quick Ransom 4 08-03 Dean McKeown Mark Johnston 016.0016/1 2:55.48
1993 Sarawat 5 08-02 Richard Quinn Reg Akehurst 014.0014/1 2:59.20
1994 Hasten to Add 4 09-03 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott 006.5013/2 F 2:56.56
1995 Sanmartino 3 07-11 Willie Carson Barry Hills 008.008/1 2:53.62
1996 Clerkenwell 3 07-11 Fergal Lynch Michael Stoute 008.5017/2 2:53.47
1997 Far Ahead 5 08-00 Tyrone Williams Les Eyre 033.0033/1 2:58.21
1998 Tuning 3 08-07 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 004.509/2 F 2:51.89
1999 Vicious Circle 5 08-04 Kevin Darley Luca Cumani 011.0011/1 2:54.48
2000 Give the Slip 3 08-08 Pat Eddery Amanda Perrett 008.008/1 2:55.62
2001 Mediterranean 3 08-04 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 016.0016/1 2:55.85
2002 Hugs Dancer 5 08-05 Dean McKeown James Given 025.0025/1 2:55.12
2003 Saint Alebe 4 08-08 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 020.0020/1 2:54.96
2004 Mephisto 5 09-04 Darryll Holland Luca Cumani 006.006/1 3:06.10
2005 Sergeant Cecil 6 08-12 Alan Munro Rod Millman 011.0011/1 2:54.56
2006 Mudawin 5 08-04 John Egan Jane Chapple-Hyam 100.00100/1 2:57.78
2007 Purple Moon 4 09-04 Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani 003.507/2 F 2:59.26
2008 All the Good [1] 5 09-00 Dane O'Neill Saeed bin Suroor 025.0025/1 2:52.05
2009 Sesenta 5 08-08 Gary Carroll Willie Mullins 025.0025/1 2:57.52

1 The 2008 running took place at Newbury over 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 61 yards.

Earlier winners

  • 1843 - Pagan
  • 1844 - Godfrey
  • 1845 - Coheiress
  • 1846 - Arthur
  • 1847 - Mathematician
  • 1848 - Meaux
  • 1849 - The Hero
  • 1850 - Mark Tapley
  • 1851 - Nancy
  • 1852 - Adine
  • 1853 - Pantomime
  • 1854 - The Grand Inquisitor
  • 1855 - Vandal
  • 1856 - Warlock
  • 1857 - El Hakim
  • 1858 - Vedette
  • 1859 - Underhand
  • 1860 - Pax
  • 1861 - Rising Sun
  • 1862 - Makeshift
  • 1863 - Golden Pledge
  • 1864 - Raglan
  • 1865 - Verdant
  • 1866 - Westwick
  • 1867 - Mandrake
  • 1868 - Fair Wind
  • 1869 - Fortunio
  • 1870 - Paganini
  • 1871 - Not Out
  • 1872 - Albert Victor
  • 1873 - Louise Victoria
  • 1874 - Chivalrous
  • 1875 - Lily Agnes
  • 1876 - Lilian
  • 1877 - Il Gladiatore
  • 1878 - Caerau
  • 1879 - Isonomy
  • 1880 - Novice
  • 1881 - Mother Shipton
  • 1882 - Victor Emanuel
  • 1883 - Corrie Roy
  • 1884 - Ben Alder
  • 1885 - Mate
  • 1886 - Le Caissier
  • 1887 - Silence
  • 1888 - Nappa
  • 1889 - King Monmouth
  • 1890 - Silver Spur
  • 1891 - Buccaneer
  • 1892 - Alice
  • 1893 - Senaputty
  • 1894 - Quilon
  • 1895 - Llanthony
  • 1896 - Dingle Bay
  • 1897 - Harvest Money
  • 1898 - Invincible II
  • 1899 - Cassock's Pride
  • 1900 - Jiffy II
  • 1901 - Gyp
  • 1902 - Wargrave
  • 1903 - McYardley
  • 1904 - Warwolf
  • 1905 - The Page
  • 1906 - Golden Measure
  • 1907 - Wuffy
  • 1908 - Rousay
  • 1909 - Dibs
  • 1910 - Claretoi
  • 1911 - Pillo
  • 1912 - Election
  • 1913 - Junior
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Race Rock
  • 1920 - Iron Hand
  • 1921 - March Along
  • 1922 - Flint Jack
  • 1923 - Flint Jack
  • 1924 - Marvex
  • 1925 - Chapeau
  • 1926 - Pons Asinorum
  • 1927 - Cap-a-Pie
  • 1928 - Cinq a Sept
  • 1929 - Bonny Boy II
  • 1930 - Coaster / Gentlemen's Relish *
  • 1932 - Cat o' Nine Tails
  • 1933 - Dictum
  • 1934 - Alcazar
  • 1935 - Museum
  • 1936 - Penny Royal
  • 1937 - Weathervane
  • 1938 - Foxglove II
  • 1939 - Owenstown
  • 1940–42 - no race
  • 1943 - Yorkshire Hussar *
  • 1944 - The Kernel *
  • 1945 - Wayside Inn
  • 1946 - Foxtrot
  • 1947 - Procne
  • 1948 - Donino
  • 1949 - Miraculous Atom
  • 1950 - Cadzow Oak
  • 1951 - Bob
  • 1952 - Signification
  • 1953 - Norooz
  • 1954 - By Thunder!
  • 1955 - Hyperion Kid
  • 1956 - Donald
  • 1957 - Morecambe
  • 1958 - Gladness
  • 1959 - Primera
  • 1960 - Persian Road
  • 1961 - Die Hard
  • 1962 - Sostenuto
  • 1963 - Partholon
  • 1964 - Proper Pride
  • 1965 - Twelfth Man
  • 1966 - Lomond
  • 1967 - Ovaltine
  • 1968 - Alignment
  • 1969 - Big Hat
  • 1970 - Tintagel II
  • 1971 - Knotty Pine
  • 1972 - Crazy Rhythm
  • 1973 - Bonne Noel
  • 1974 - Anji
  • 1975 - Dakota
  • 1976 - Sir Montagu
  • 1977 - Move Off

* The 1930 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
* The race was run at Pontefract in 1943 and 1944.

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 153. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

See also



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