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.
|1986||Patriach||4||7-12||Richard Quinn||John Dunlop||20/1||1:39.55|
|1987||Vague Shot||4||9-05||Steve Cauthen||Robert Williams||10/1||1:46.53|
|1988||Governorship||4||9-06||John Reid||Charlie Nelson||33/1||1:40.96|
|1989||True Panache||4||9-04||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||5/1 F||1:40.92|
|1990||Pontenuovo||5||7-07||Gary Bardwell||David Elsworth||50/1||1:40.18|
|1991||Eurolink the Lad||4||8-09||John Reid||John Dunlop||25/1||1:42.75|
|1992||Colour Sergeant||4||7-08||David Harrison||Lord Huntingdon||20/1||1:38.07|
|1993||Imperial Ballet||4||8-12||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||20/1||1:47.40|
|1994||Face North||6||8-03||Alan Munro||Reg Akehurst||25/1||1:41.46|
|1995||Realities||5||9-00||Michael Kinane||Guy Harwood||11/1||1:40.08|
|1996||Yeast||4||8-06||Kieren Fallon||William Haggas||8/1 F||1:39.39|
|1997||Red Robbo||4||8-06||Olivier Peslier||Reg Akehurst||16/1||1:40.30|
|1998||Refuse to Lose||4||7-11||Jason Tate||James Eustace||20/1||1:43.21|
|1999||Showboat||5||8-06||Neil Pollard||Barry Hills||14/1||1:38.59|
|2000||Caribbean Monarch||5||8-10||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||11/2||1:41.91|
|2001||Surprise Encounter||5||8-09||Frankie Dettori||Ed Dunlop||8/1||1:40.27|
|2002||Norton||5||8-09||Jimmy Fortune||Terry Mills||25/1||1:40.31|
|2003||Macadamia||4||8-13||Dane O'Neill||James Fanshawe||8/1||1:39.87|
|2004||Mine||6||9-05||Richard Quinn||James Bethell||16/1||1:40.85|
|2005||New Seeker ||5||9-00||Philip Robinson||Clive Cox||11/1||1:37.54|
|2006||Cesare||5||8-08||Jamie Spencer||James Fanshawe||14/1||1:40.62|
|2007||Royal Oath||4||9-00||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||9/1||1:39.78|
|2008||Mr Aviator||4||9-05||Richard Hughes||Richard Hannon||25/1||1:39.63|
|2009||Forgotten Voice||4||9-01||Johnny Murtagh||Jeremy Noseda||4/1 F||1:40.41|
|2010||Invisible Man||4||8-09||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||28/1||1:37.16|
- galopp-sieger.de – Royal Hunt Cup.
- pedigreequery.com – Royal Hunt Cup – Ascot.