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Totesport Trophy

The Totesport Trophy is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event was established in 1963, and the inaugural running took place at Aintree. The race was originally sponsored by Schweppes, and it was known as the Schweppes Gold Trophy. This sponsorship continued until 1986, and since then the event has been sponsored by Tote Bookmakers (presently known as Totesport). It was titled the Tote Gold Trophy from 1987 to 2004, and this was changed to the current name in 2005.

Two winners of the race — Persian War and Make a Stand — subsequently achieved victory in the following month's Champion Hurdle.

Contents

Winners since 1980

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

1980 Bootlaces 6 10-09 Paul Leach David Barons
1981 no race 1981
1982 Donegal Prince 6 10-08 John Francome Paul Kelleway
1983 no race 1983 [1]
1984 Ra Nova 5 10-06 P. Farrell Mrs N. Kennedy
1985 no race 1985–86 [2]
1987 Neblin 8 10-00 Stan Moore Toby Balding
1988 Jamesmead 7 10-00 Brendan Powell David Elsworth
1989 Grey Salute 6 11-05 Richard Dunwoody John Jenkins
1990 Deep Sensation 5 11-03 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1991 no race 1991 [3]
1992 Rodeo Star 6 10-10 Graham McCourt Nigel Tinkler
1993 King Credo 8 10-00 Adrian Maguire Steve Woodman
1994 Large Action 6 10-08 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1995 Mysilv 5 10-08 Jamie Osborne Charles Egerton
1996 Squire Silk 7 10-12 Paul Carberry Andrew Turnell
1997 Make a Stand 6 11-07 Chris Maude Martin Pipe
1998 Sharpical 6 11-01 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
1999 Decoupage 7 11-00 Jimmy McCarthy Charles Egerton
2000 Geos 5 11-03 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2001 Landing Light 6 10-02 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2002 Copeland 7 11-07 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2003 Spirit Leader 7 10-00 Norman Williamson Jessica Harrington
2004 Geos 9 10-09 Marcus Foley Nicky Henderson
2005 Essex 5 11-06 Barry Geraghty Michael O'Brien
2006 no race 2006 [3]
2007 Heathcote 5 10-06 Jamie Moore Gary L. Moore
2008 Wingman 6 10-00 Jamie Moore Gary L. Moore
2009 no race 2009 [4]
2010 Get Me Out of Here 6 10-06 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill

1 The 1983 running was abandoned due to snow and frost.
2 It was cancelled in 1985 because of snow and frost, and in 1986 because of snow.
3 The 1991 and 2006 editions were both abandoned due to frost.
4 The 2009 race was cancelled because of snow.

Earlier winners

  • 1963 - Rosyth
  • 1964 - Rosyth
  • 1965 - Elan
  • 1966 - Le Vermontois
  • 1967 - Hill House
  • 1968 - Persian War
  • 1969 - no race
  • 1970 - no race
  • 1971 - Cala Mesquida
  • 1972 - Good Review
  • 1973 - Indianapolis
  • 1974 - no race
  • 1975 - Tammuz
  • 1976 - Irish Fashion
  • 1977 - True Lad
  • 1978 - no race
  • 1979 - Within the Law


References


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 53. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1963 – the Totesport Trophy is included under its original title, Schweppes Gold Trophy.



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