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Goodwood Cup

Group 2 race
Goodwood Cup
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1812
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Coutts
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 2 miles (3,219 metres)
Track Turf, left / right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 4 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £56,770

The Goodwood Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

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History

The first version of the event was established in 1808, and this was won on three separate occasions by Bucephalus. The trophy, a silver cup, was awarded permanently to the horse's owner after the third of these victories. The replacement trophy was a gold cup, and the inaugural running for this prize took place in 1812. The race was initially contested over 3 miles, but its distance was later set at 2 miles and 5 furlongs.

The Goodwood Cup was won by a number of foreign-bred horses in the mid-19th century. Early winners for France included Jouvence, Monarque and Flageolet, and the United States was represented by Starke. Perhaps the most notable overseas victory came from Kincsem, a Hungarian filly who remained unbeaten in a career of fifty-four races.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Goodwood Cup was classed at Group 2 level. It was relegated to Group 3 status in 1985. Due to the repositioning of the finishing post, the race's distance was cut by a furlong in 1990. It was reduced again the following year to its current length, 2 miles. The event was promoted back to Group 2 class in 1995.

The Goodwood Cup is one of Britain's leading contests for "stayers" – those horses which specialise in racing over long distances. It is the second leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, preceded by the Gold Cup and followed by the Doncaster Cup. The race is now held on day three of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Double Trigger – 1995, 1997, 1998

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Jem Robinson – Fleur de Lis (1829), Glencoe (1834), Rockingham (1835), Beggarman (1840), Charles the Twelfth (1842)
  • George Fordham – Baroncino (1855), Rogerthorpe (1856), Starke (1861), The Duke (1866), Border Minstrel (1883)
  • Steve DonoghueQueen's Square (1919), Mount Royal (1920), Bucks (1921), Cloudbank (1925), Brown Jack (1930)
  • Lester PiggottGladness (1958), Exar (1960), Proverb (1974), Girandole (1975), Ardross (1981)
  • Pat EdderyErimo Hawk (1972), Valuable Witness (1985), Mazzacano (1989), Sonus (1993), Grey Shot (1996)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • John ScottHornsea (1836), Carew (1837), Charles the Twelfth (1841, 1842), Canezou (1849, 1850), Sweetsauce (1860)

Winners since 1977

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1977 Grey Baron 4 Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs
1978 Tug of War 5 Brian Rouse Dermot Whelan
1979 Le Moss 4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 4:58.00
1980 Le Moss 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil 4:39.50
1981 Ardross 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1982 Heighlin 6 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth
1983 Little Wolf 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern 4:32.30
1984 Gildoran 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
1985 Valuable Witness 5 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Longboat 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern 4:46.98
1987 Sergeyevich 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 4:30.32
1988 Sadeem 5 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 4:36.34
1989 Mazzacano 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood 4:32.84
1990 Lucky Moon 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop 4:11.75
1991 Further Flight 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:28.69
1992 Further Flight 6 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:24.04
1993 Sonus 4 Pat Eddery John Gosden 3:35.36
1994 Tioman Island 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 3:23.57
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:25.86
1996 Grey Shot 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding 3:25.17
1997 Double Trigger 6 Michael Roberts Mark Johnston 3:24.81
1998 Double Trigger 7 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 3:29.19
1999 Kayf Tara 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:23.67
2000 Royal Rebel 4 Michael Kinane Mark Johnston 3:31.71
2001 Persian Punch 8 Richard Quinn David Elsworth 3:27.09
2002 Jardines Lookout 5 Michael Kinane Alan Jarvis 3:21.63
2003 Persian Punch 10 Martin Dwyer David Elsworth 3:27.86
2004 Darasim 6 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 3:26.93
2005 Distinction 6 Michael Kinane Sir Michael Stoute 3:29.56
2006 Yeats 5 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 3:21.55
2007 Allegretto 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:25.61
2008 Yeats 7 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 3:25.75
2009 Schiaparelli 6 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:25.18

Earlier winners

  • 1812 – Shoe-strings
  • 1813 – Camerton
  • 1814 – Banquo
  • 1815 – no race
  • 1816 – Scarecrow
  • 1817–24 – no race
  • 1825 – Cricketer
  • 1826 – Stumps
  • 1827 – Link Boy
  • 1828 – Miss Craven
  • 1829 – Fleur de Lis
  • 1830 – Fleur de Lis
  • 1831 – Priam
  • 1832 – Priam
  • 1833 – Rubini
  • 1835 – Rockingham
  • 1836 – Hornsea
  • 1837 – Carew
  • 1838 – Harkaway
  • 1839 – Harkaway
  • 1840 – Beggarman
  • 1841 – Charles the Twelfth
  • 1842 – Charles the Twelfth
  • 1843 – Hyllus
  • 1844 – Alice Hawthorn
  • 1845 – Miss Elis
  • 1846 – Grimston
  • 1847 – The Hero
  • 1848 – Van Tromp
  • 1849 – Canezou
  • 1850 – Canezou
  • 1851 – Nancy
  • 1852 – Kingston
  • 1853 – Jouvence
  • 1854 – Virago
  • 1855 – Baroncino
  • 1856 – Rogerthorpe
  • 1857 – Monarque
  • 1858 – Saunterer
  • 1859 – The Promised Land
  • 1860 – Sweetsauce
  • 1861 – Starke
  • 1862 – Tim Whiffler
  • 1863 – Isoline
  • 1864 – Dollar
  • 1865 – Ely
  • 1866 – The Duke
  • 1867 – Vauban
  • 1868 – Speculum

  • 1869 – Restitution
  • 1870 – Siderolite
  • 1871 – Shannon
  • 1872 – Favonius
  • 1873 – Flageolet
  • 1875 – Aventuriere
  • 1876 – New Holland
  • 1879 – Isonomy
  • 1880 – Dresden China
  • 1881 – Madame du Barry
  • 1882 – Friday
  • 1883 – Border Minstrel
  • 1885 – Althorp
  • 1886 – The Bard
  • 1887 – Savile
  • 1888 – Rada
  • 1889 – Trayles
  • 1890 – Philomel
  • 1891 – Gonsalvo
  • 1892 – Martagon
  • 1893 – Barmecide
  • 1894 – Kilsallaghan
  • 1895 – Florizel II
  • 1896 – Count Schomberg
  • 1897 – Count Schomberg
  • 1898 – King's Messenger
  • 1899 – Merman
  • 1900 – Mazagan
  • 1901 – Fortunatus
  • 1902 – Perseus
  • 1903 – Rabelais
  • 1904 – Saltpetre
  • 1905 – Red Robe
  • 1906 – Plum Tree
  • 1907 – The White Knight
  • 1908 – Radium
  • 1909 – Carrousel
  • 1910 – Magic
  • 1911 – Kilbroney
  • 1912 – Tullibardine
  • 1913 – Catmint
  • 1915–18 – no race
  • 1919 – Queen's Square
  • 1920 – Mount Royal
  • 1921 – Bucks

  • 1922 – Flamboyant
  • 1923 – Triumph
  • 1924 – Teresina
  • 1925 – Cloudbank
  • 1926 – Glommen
  • 1927 – Dark Japan
  • 1928 – Kinchinjunga
  • 1929 – Old Orkney
  • 1931 – Salmon Leap
  • 1932 – Brulette
  • 1933 – Sans Peine
  • 1934 – Loosestrife
  • 1935 – Tiberius
  • 1936 – Cecil
  • 1937 – Fearless Fox
  • 1938 – Epigram
  • 1939 – Dubonnet
  • 1940–45 – no race
  • 1947 – Monsieur l'Amiral
  • 1950 – Val Drake
  • 1951 – Pan
  • 1952 – Medway
  • 1953 – Souepi
  • 1954 – Blarney Stone
  • 1955 – Double Bore
  • 1957 – Tenterhooks
  • 1958 – Gladness
  • 1959 – Dickens
  • 1960 – Exar
  • 1961 – Predominate
  • 1962 – Sagacity
  • 1963 – Trelawny
  • 1964 – Raise You Ten
  • 1965 – Apprentice
  • 1966 – Gaulois
  • 1967 – Wrekin Rambler
  • 1968 – Ovaltine
  • 1969 – Richmond Fair
  • 1970 – Parthenon
  • 1971 – Rock Roi
  • 1972 – Erimo Hawk
  • 1973 – Proverb
  • 1974 – Proverb
  • 1975 – Girandole
  • 1976 – Mr Bigmore

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 136. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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