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Royal Hunt Cup

The Royal Hunt Cup is a flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Royal Ascot meeting in June.

The event is a handicap race, and it is usually contested by a large field. The maximum number of runners is presently set at 30. The Royal Hunt Cup was first run in 1843, and prior to 1930 its distance was 7 furlongs and 166 yards. Thereafter it was run over 7 furlongs and 155 yards until 1955. The trophy is one of three at Royal Ascot traditionally presented by the Queen, along with the Gold Cup and the Queen's Vase. Unlike the other trophies at the meeting which must be returned annually, these three are remade each year and are kept permanently by the winning owners.

Winners since 1986

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

Odds

Time
1986 Patriach 4 7-12 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 020.0020/1 1:39.55
1987 Vague Shot 4 9-05 Steve Cauthen Robert Williams 010.0010/1 1:46.53
1988 Governorship 4 9-06 John Reid Charlie Nelson 033.0033/1 1:40.96
1989 True Panache 4 9-04 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree 005.005/1 F 1:40.92
1990 Pontenuovo 5 7-07 Gary Bardwell David Elsworth 050.0050/1 1:40.18
1991 Eurolink the Lad 4 8-09 John Reid John Dunlop 025.0025/1 1:42.75
1992 Colour Sergeant 4 7-08 David Harrison Lord Huntingdon 020.0020/1 1:38.07
1993 Imperial Ballet 4 8-12 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 020.0020/1 1:47.40
1994 Face North 6 8-03 Alan Munro Reg Akehurst 025.0025/1 1:41.46
1995 Realities 5 9-00 Michael Kinane Guy Harwood 011.0011/1 1:40.08
1996 Yeast 4 8-06 Kieren Fallon William Haggas 008.008/1 F 1:39.39
1997 Red Robbo 4 8-06 Olivier Peslier Reg Akehurst 016.0016/1 1:40.30
1998 Refuse to Lose 4 7-11 Jason Tate James Eustace 020.0020/1 1:43.21
1999 Showboat 5 8-06 Neil Pollard Barry Hills 014.0014/1 1:38.59
2000 Caribbean Monarch 5 8-10 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 005.5011/2 1:41.91
2001 Surprise Encounter 5 8-09 Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 008.008/1 1:40.27
2002 Norton 5 8-09 Jimmy Fortune Terry Mills 025.0025/1 1:40.31
2003 Macadamia 4 8-13 Dane O'Neill James Fanshawe 008.008/1 1:39.87
2004 Mine 6 9-05 Richard Quinn James Bethell 016.0016/1 1:40.85
2005 New Seeker [1] 5 9-00 Philip Robinson Clive Cox 011.0011/1 1:37.54
2006 Cesare 5 8-08 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 014.0014/1 1:40.62
2007 Royal Oath 4 9-00 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 009.009/1 1:39.78
2008 Mr Aviator 4 9-05 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 025.0025/1 1:39.63
2009 Forgotten Voice 4 9-01 Johnny Murtagh Jeremy Noseda 004.004/1 F 1:40.41
2010 Invisible Man 4 8-09 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 028.0028/1 1:37.16

1 The 2005 running took place at York.

References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 81. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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