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Jockey Club Cup

Group 3 race
Jockey Club Cup
Location Rowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1873
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Jockey Club Estates
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 2 miles (3,219 metres)
Track Turf, right-hand "L"
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 4 lb (3yo);
9 st 0 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners *
5 lb for Group 2 winners *
3 lb for Group 3 winners *
* since February 28
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

The Jockey Club Cup is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Newmarket over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres), and the latter part is on the Rowley Mile. It is scheduled to take place each year in October.

The event was established in 1873, and it was originally contested over 2¼ miles. It was cut to 1½ miles in 1959, and then extended to its present length, 2 miles, in 1963. It was given Group 3 status in 1971, and it is now the last long-distance Group race of the British flat racing season.

There have been a number of repeat winners of the Jockey Club Cup, and the most successful is Further Flight, who recorded his fifth victory in 1995. He is the only horse to have won the same Group race in Britain so many times.

The Jockey Club Cup used to be held during Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting in late September or early October. It is now staged on Champions' Day – the second day of the venue's two-day Champions' Meeting in mid October.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (5 wins):

  • Further Flight – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Sir Gordon RichardsBrumeux (1930), Brulette (1932), Felicitation (1934), Foxglove II (1938), Shahpoor (1943), Vic Day (1948, 1949)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Jack Jarvis – Plack (1924), Bongrace (1926), Afterthought (1942), Ocean Swell (1944), Eastern Emperor (1951), Donald (1956)
  • Barry HillsFurther Flight (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), Rainbow High (1999)

Winners since 1978

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1978 Buckskin 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
1979 Nicholas Bill 4 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1980 Ardross 4 Lester Piggott Kevin Prendergast
1981 Centroline 3 Philip Waldron Henry Candy
1982 Little Wolf 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern
1983 Karadar 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
1984 Old Country 5 Darrel McHargue Luca Cumani
1985 Tale Quale 3 Tony Ives Henry Candy
1986 Valuable Witness 6 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 3:24.16
1987 Buckley 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 3:27.73
1988 Kneller 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 3:28.39
1989 Weld 3 Bruce Raymond William Jarvis 3:34.82
1990 Great Marquess 3 Frankie Dettori Henry Cecil 3:21.52
1991 Further Flight 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:23.29
1992 Further Flight 6 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:38.91
1993 Further Flight 7 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:31.97
1994 Further Flight 8 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:28.35
1995 Further Flight 9 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:28.14
1996 Celeric 4 Richard Hills David Morley 3:21.91
1997 Grey Shot 5 Richard Quinn Ian Balding 3:19.51
1998 Arctic Owl 4 Ray Cochrane James Fanshawe 3:23.78
1999 Rainbow High [1] 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:38.35
2000 Persian Punch 7 Richard Hughes David Elsworth 3:25.72
2001 Capal Garmon 3 Kevin Darley John Gosden 3:36.44
2002 Persian Punch 9 Martin Dwyer David Elsworth 3:21.11
2003 Persian Punch 10 Martin Dwyer David Elsworth 3:26.92
2004 Millenary 7 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:32.10
2005 Cover Up 8 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 3:26.79
2006 Hawridge Prince 6 Jim Crowley Rod Millman 3:31.21
2007 Royal and Regal 3 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre 3:30.52
2008 Veracity 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3:28.94
2009 Akmal 3 Richard Hills John Dunlop 3:31.90

1 The 1999 edition was held on Newmarket's July Course over 2 miles and 24 yards.

Earlier winners

  • 1873 - Flageolet
  • 1874 - Gang Forward
  • 1875 - Carnelion
  • 1876 - Braconnier
  • 1877 - Verneuil
  • 1878 - Silvio
  • 1879 - Jannette
  • 1880 - Chippendale
  • 1881 - Corrie Roy
  • 1882 - Chippendale
  • 1883 - Ladislas
  • 1884 - St. Gatien
  • 1885 - St. Gatien
  • 1886 - St. Gatien
  • 1887 - Carlton
  • 1888 - Reve d'Or
  • 1889 - Sheen
  • 1890 - Wild Monk
  • 1891 - Patrick Blue
  • 1892 - Buccaneer
  • 1893 - Lady Rosebery
  • 1894 - Callistrate
  • 1895 - Florizel II
  • 1896 - Canterbury Pilgrim
  • 1897 - Count Schomberg
  • 1898 - Merman
  • 1899 - Mazagan
  • 1900 - Osbech
  • 1901 - King's Courier
  • 1902 - Black Sand
  • 1903 - Mead
  • 1904 - Zinfandel
  • 1906 - Bachelor's Button
  • 1907 - Radium
  • 1908 - Radium
  • 1909 - Amadis
  • 1910 - Lagos
  • 1911 - Willonyx
  • 1912 - Aleppo
  • 1913 - Aleppo
  • 1917 - Brown Prince
  • 1918 - Queen's Square
  • 1919 - Gay Lord
  • 1920 - no race
  • 1921 - Nippon
  • 1922 - Bucks Hussar
  • 1923 - Tranquil
  • 1924 - Plack
  • 1925 - Bucellas
  • 1926 - Bongrace
  • 1927 - Mont Bernina
  • 1928 - Invershin
  • 1929 - Fairway
  • 1930 - Brumeux
  • 1931 - Noble Star
  • 1932 - Brulette
  • 1933 - Nitsichin
  • 1934 - Felicitation
  • 1937 - Buckleigh
  • 1938 - Foxglove II
  • 1939 - no race
  • 1940 - Atout Maitre *
  • 1941 - no race
  • 1942 - Afterthought
  • 1943 - Shahpoor
  • 1944 - Ocean Swell
  • 1945 - Amber Flash
  • 1946 - Felix
  • 1947 - Laurentis
  • 1948 - Vic Day
  • 1949 - Vic Day
  • 1950 - Colonist II
  • 1951 - Eastern Emperor
  • 1952 - Blarney Stone
  • 1953 - Ambiguity
  • 1954 - Yorick
  • 1955 - Romany Air
  • 1956 - Donald
  • 1957 - Flying Flag
  • 1958 - French Beige
  • 1959 - Vacarme
  • 1960 - Parthia
  • 1961 - Apostle
  • 1962 - Pardao
  • 1963 - Gaul
  • 1964 - Oncidium
  • 1965 - Goupi
  • 1966 - Hermes
  • 1967 - Dancing Moss
  • 1968 - Riboccare
  • 1969 - High Line
  • 1970 - High Line
  • 1971 - High Line
  • 1972 - Irvine
  • 1973 - Parnell
  • 1974 - Petty Officer
  • 1975 - Blood Royal
  • 1976 - Bright Finish
  • 1977 - Grey Baron

* The 1940 running took place at Nottingham over 2 miles and 4 furlongs.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Jockey Club Cup (2009).
  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 203. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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