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Tattersalls Gold Cup

Group 1 race
Tattersalls Gold Cup
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 1962
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 2½f (2,112 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse 275,000 (2009)
1st: €170,500

The Tattersalls Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 110 yards (2,112 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1962, and it was originally called the Ballymoss Stakes. This was in honour of Ballymoss, a successful Irish-trained racehorse in the late 1950s. During the early part of its history the race was open to horses aged three or older, and in 1982 it was won by Golden Fleece, the subsequent winner of that year's Epsom Derby.

The race's title was changed to the Rogers Gold Cup in 1984, and the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four in 1985. Under the sponsorship of Tattersalls the event became known as the "Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup", and this was shortened to the present name in 1993. The race held Group 2 status at this time, and it was promoted to the highest level, Group 1, in 1999.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Yankee Gold – 1976, 1977

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Michael KinaneCockney Lass (1987), Prince of Andros (1995), Definite Article (1996), Dance Design (1997), Montjeu (2000), Black Sam Bellamy (2003)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Vincent O'BrienNardoo (1963), White Gloves (1967), Selko (1969), Cavo Doro (1973), Golden Fleece (1982)
  • Dermot WeldCockney Lass (1987), Definite Article (1996), Dance Design (1997), Grey Swallow (2005), Casual Conquest (2009)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Noelino 4 Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast E. More O'Ferrall 2:12.90
1981 Erins Isle 3 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger H. McCaffrey 2:17.60
1982 Golden Fleece 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:12.30
1983 Evening M'Lord 3 Stephen Craine P. Prendergast, Jr. S. Threadwell 2:20.90
1984 Foscarini 3 Pat Shanahan Con Collins Charles St. George 2:06.80
1985 Elegant Air 4 Lester Piggott Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1986 Fair of the Furze 4 Willie Carson Liam Browne
1987 Cockney Lass 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Allen E. Paulson 2:03.70
1988 Shady Heights 4 Michael Roberts Robert Armstrong George Tong 2:08.60
1989 Ile de Chypre 4 Tony Clark Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou 2:03.60
1990 Batshoof 4 Pat Eddery Ben Hanbury Muttar Salem 2:09.30
1991 Zoman 4 Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:07.20
1992 Opera House 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:06.40
1993 George Augustus 5 Michael Roberts John Oxx Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.50
1994 Perfect Imposter 4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Smurfit 2:23.30
1995 Prince of Andros 5 Michael Kinane David Loder Lucayan Stud 2:04.80
1996 Definite Article 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:08.90
1997 Dance Design 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:05.60
1998 Daylami 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:06.30
1999 Shiva 4 Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Niarchos Family 2:10.20
2000 Montjeu 4 Michael Kinane John Hammond Michael Tabor 2:13.30
2001 Fantastic Light 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:13.40
2002 Rebelline 4 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast Lady O'Reilly 2:22.20
2003 Black Sam Bellamy 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor 2:14.80
2004 Powerscourt 4 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 2:11.00
2005 Grey Swallow 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Murry Rose Bloodstock 2:15.10
2006 Hurricane Run 4 Kieren Fallon André Fabre Michael Tabor 2:26.40
2007 Notnowcato 5 Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute A. & D. de Rothschild 2:16.20
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:15.77
2009 Casual Conquest 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:26.45
2010 Fame and Glory 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith 2:13.57

Earlier winners

  • 1962 - T V
  • 1963 - Nardoo
  • 1964 - Glenrowan
  • 1965 - Hardicanute
  • 1966 - Radbrook
  • 1967 - White Gloves
  • 1968 - Candy Cane
  • 1969 - Selko
  • 1970 - Eucalyptus
  • 1971 - Rarity
  • 1972 - Assertive
  • 1973 - Cavo Doro
  • 1974 - Bog Road
  • 1975 - Hurry Harriet
  • 1976 - Yankee Gold
  • 1977 - Yankee Gold
  • 1978 - Exdirectory
  • 1979 - Dickens Hill


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Tattersalls Gold Cup (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1962 – the Tattersalls Gold Cup is included under its original title, Ballymoss Stakes.



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