Ascot Gold Cup

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Gold Cup
Group 1 race
The Ascot Gold Cup 1834 James Pollard.jpg
The Ascot Gold Cup, 1834
by James Pollard
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated1807
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance2m 3f 210y (4,014 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb (4yo);
9 st 2 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
10 lb for S. Hemisphere 4yo horses
Purse£250,000 (2020)
1st: £148,000
Gold Cup
2021
Owner Dr J Walker.svg Owner Patrick F Kehoe.svg Owner Team Valor.svg
SubjectivistPrincess ZoeSpanish Mission
Previous years
2020
Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Mr Mohamed Obaida.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
StradivariusNayef RoadCross Counter
2019
Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Paul and Jenny Green.svg Owner LLoyd J Williams.svg
StradivariusDee Ex BeeMaster Of Reality
2018
Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Te Akau Torcedor.svg
StradivariusVazirabadTorcedor
2017
Owner Mr W J Gredley.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs Jackie Cornwell.svg
Big OrangeOrder Of St GeorgeHarbour Law
2016
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Jon S Kelly horseshoe.svg Owner Mr Mohammed Jaber.svg
Order Of St GeorgeMizzouSheikhzayedroad
2015
Owner La Grange Partnership.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg
Trip To ParisKingfisherForgotten Rules
2014
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner The Queen.svg Owner Mrs V B Hutch.svg
Leading LightEstimateMissunited
2013
Owner The Queen.svg Owner Wicklow Bloodstock Limited.svg Owner Mr Jorg Vasicek.svg
EstimateSimenonTop Trip
2012
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Michael O'Flynn.svg
Colour VisionOpinion PollSaddler's Rock
2011
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Team Valor.svg
Fame And GloryOpinion PollBrigantin
2010–2001
2010
Owner Dr R Lambe.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Craig Bennett.svg
Rite Of PassageAge Of AquariusPurple Moon
2009
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Mr A Taylor.svg
YeatsPatkaiGeordieland
2008
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mountgrange Stud.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg
YeatsGeordielandCoastal Path
2007
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mountgrange Stud.svg Owner Gestut Hachtsee.svg
YeatsGeordielandLe Miracle
2006
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg
YeatsReefscapeDistinction
2005
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg Owner Seamus Sheridan.svg
WesternerDistinctionVinnie Roe
2004
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr Markus Graff.svg
PapineauWesternerDarasim
2003
Owner Mr C Shiacolas.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Mr D I Russell.svg
Mr DinosPersian PunchPole Star
2002
Owner Mr P D Savill.svg Owner Seamus Sheridan.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Royal RebelVinnie RoeWareed
2001
Owner Mr P D Savill.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Ambrose Turnbull.svg
Royal RebelPersian PunchJardines Lookout
2000–1991
2000
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mrs Nicky Chambers.svg Owner Mr Erik Penser.svg
Kayf TaraFar CryCompton Ace
1999
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Sir David Wills.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
EnzeliInvermarkKayf Tara
1998
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr R W Huggins.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Kayf TaraDouble TriggerThree Cheers
1997
Owner Christopher Spence.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg
CelericClassic ClicheElection Day
1996
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr R W Huggins.svg Owner Patrick Sebagh.svg
Classic ClicheDouble TriggerNononito
1995
Owner Mr R W Huggins.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr A D Spence.svg
Double TriggerMoonaxAdmiral's Well
1994
Owner Mr J L C Pearce.svg Owner Dr Michael Smurfit.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Arcadian HeightsVintage CropSonus
1993
Owner Yoshio Asakawa.svg Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Drum TapsAssessorTurgeon
1992
Owner Yoshio Asakawa.svg Owner Mr J L C Pearce.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Drum TapsArcadian HeightsTurgeon
1991
Owner Sir Gordon Brunton.svg Owner David Thompson.svg Owner Half A Keg Syndicate.svg
Indian QueenArzanniWarm Feeling
1990–1981
1990
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Paul Green.svg Owner Mr John Manley.svg
AshalTyrone BridgeThethingaboutitis
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner a ward.svg Owner L C James.svg
SadeemMazzacanoLauries Crusador
1988
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mrs Douglas Riley-Smith.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg
SadeemSergeyevichChauve Souris
1987
Owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr A J Richards.svg
PaeanSadeemSaronicos
1986
Owner Mr M H Dixon.svg Owner Major R W Harden.svg Owner Kingsclere Racing Club.svg
LongboatEastern MysticSpicy Story
1985
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr M H Dixon.svg Owner Mr David J Muir.svg
GildoranLongboatDestroyer
1984
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Dr Omar Zawawi.svg Owner Mr P J Barrett.svg
GildoranOreCondell
1983
Owner Lord Carnarvon.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr Elorza Cavengt.svg
Little WolfKhairpourIndian Prince
1982
Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Mr Ben Arbib.svg Owner Ecurie Fustok.svg
ArdrossTipperary FixerEl Badr
1981
Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Mr R A Budgett.svg Owner Mr S Gallagher.svg
ArdrossShoot A LineAyyabaan
1980–1971
1980
Owner c d alessio.svg Owner Mr P J Prendergast.svg Owner Mr D D Prenn.svg
Le MossArdrossVincent
1979
Owner c d alessio.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Le MossBuckskinArapahos
1978
Owner Mrs E Charles.svg Owner Cliveden Stud.svg Owner Mr L M Gelb.svg
ShangamuzoRoyal HiveHawkberry
1977
Owner Ga Oldham.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Serge Fradkoff.svg
SagaroBuckskinCitoyen
1976
Owner Ga Oldham.svg Owner Mr J R Hindley.svg Owner Mr M H Dixon.svg
SagaroCrash CourseSea Anchor
1975
Owner Ga Oldham.svg Owner Mr H Aubert.svg Owner Mrs M G Wyatt.svg
SagaroLe BavardKambalda
1974
Owner Duke of Norfolk.svg Owner Lieutenant-Colonel J Chandos-Pole.svg Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg
RagstoneProverbLassalle
1973
Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg Owner Mrs Simon Hicks.svg Owner Mr H J Joel.svg
LassalleCeltic ConeThe Admiral
1972
Owner Y Yammamoto.svg Owner Colonel F R Hue-Williams.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg
Erimo HawkRock RoiIrvine
1971
Owner Colonel F R Hue-Williams.svg Owner Mrs J Benskin.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg
Rock RoiRandom ShotOrosio
 

The Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 2 miles 3 furlongs and 210 yards (4,014 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

It is Britain's most prestigious event for "stayers" – horses which specialise in racing over long distances. It is traditionally held on the third day of the Royal Ascot meeting, which is known colloquially (but not officially) as Ladies' Day. Contrary to popular belief the actual title of the race does not include the word "Ascot".

History

The event was established in 1807, [1] and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. The inaugural winner, Master Jackey, was awarded prize money of 100 guineas. The first race took place in the presence of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

The 1844 running was attended by Nicholas I of Russia, who was making a state visit to England. That year's winner was unnamed at the time of his victory, but he was given the name "The Emperor" in honour of the visiting monarch. In return Nicholas offered a new trophy for the race — the "Emperor's Plate" — and this became the title of the event for a short period. Its original name was restored after nine years, during the Crimean War.

It was taken by thieves on 18 June 1907. The theft was never solved, but a replacement was finished by August. Mark Twain, the American humorist, came to London about that time, and was much amused by the twin headlines appearing in The Times :

MARK TWAIN ARRIVES

ASCOT GOLD CUP STOLEN

The Gold Cup is the first leg of Britain's Stayers' Triple Crown, followed by the Goodwood Cup and the Doncaster Cup. The last horse to win all three races in the same year was Stradivarius in 2019.

The Gold Cup is one of three perpetual trophies at the Royal Ascot meeting, along with the Royal Hunt Cup and the Queen's Vase, which can be kept permanently by the winning owners. A number of horses have won it more than once, and the most successful is Yeats, who recorded his fourth victory in 2009.

Records

Most successful horse (4 wins):

Other multiple winners:

Leading jockey (11 wins):

Leading trainer (7 wins):

Leading owner (7 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1807Master Jackey3
1808Brighton4
1809Anderida4
1810Loiterer4
1811Jannette4
1812Flash3
1813Lutzen4
1814Pranks5
1815Aladdin5
1816Anticipation4
1817Sir Richard4
1818Belville7
1819Anticipation7
1820Champignon4T A Fraser
1821Banker5W Butler Duke of York
1822Sir Huldibrand4J Ramsbottom
1823Marcellus4 Will Wheatley William Chifney Earl of Darlington
1824 Bizarre 4 Bill Arnull Dixon Boyce Lord George Cavendish
1825 Bizarre 5 Bill Arnull Dixon Boyce Lord George Cavendish
1826 Chateau Margaux 4George DockerayR StephensonC Wyndham
1827 Memnon 5 Sam Chifney Jr. William Chifney Earl of Darlington
1828Bobadilla3Thomas LyeRobert PettitA Molony
1829 Zinganee 4 Sam Chifney Jr. William Chifney 6th Earl of Chesterfield
1830 Lucetta 4 Jem Robinson H Scott Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet
1831Cetus4 Jem Robinson H Scott Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet
1832 Camarine 4 Jem Robinson H Scott Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet
1833 Galata 4 Bill Arnull Charles Marson 2nd Marquess of Exeter
1834Glaucus4 William Scott John Scott 6th Earl of Chesterfield
1835 Glencoe 4 Jem Robinson James Edwards 5th Earl of Jersey
1836 Touchstone 5 John Barham Day John Scott 1st Marquess of Westminster
1837 Touchstone 6 William Scott John Scott 1st Marquess of Westminster
1838 Grey Momus 3William Day John Barham Day Lord George Bentinck
1839Caravan5 Jem Robinson Isaac DayIsaac Day
1840St Francis5 Sam Chifney Jr. Robert PettitRobert Pettit
1841Lanercost6William NobleWilliam I'AnsonW Ramsay
1842 Beeswing 9D CartwrightWilliam Orde
1843 Ralph 5 Jem Robinson W Edwards 4th Earl of Albemarle
1844 The Emperor 3George WhitehouseW Edwards 4th Earl of Albemarle
1845 The Emperor 4George WhitehouseW Edwards 4th Earl of Albemarle
1846Alarm4 Nat Flatman Montgomery Dilly Charles Greville
1847 The Hero 4Alfred Day John Barham Day John Barham Day
1848 The Hero 5Alfred Day John Barham Day John Barham Day
1849Van Tromp5Charles MarlowJohn Fobert 13th Earl of Eglinton
1850 The Flying Dutchman 4Charles MarlowJohn Fobert 13th Earl of Eglinton
1851Woolwich5Job Marson John Scott A Campbell
1852Joe Miller3George Mann William Day Mr Farrance
1853 Teddington 5Job Marson Alec Taylor Sr. John Massey Stanley
1854 West Australian 4Alfred Day John Scott 1st Baron Londesborough
1855Fandango3Tommy AshmallGeorge Abdale 2nd Earl of Zetland
1856Winkfield5James BartholomewS DeathS Walker
1857Skirmisher3John CharltonGeorge Abdale 2nd Earl of Zetland
1858 Fisherman 5John WellsT ParrJ B Starkey
1859 Fisherman 6William CresswellT ParrF Higgins
1860Rupee3Harry GrimshawJos Dawson 7th Earl of Stamford
1861 Thormanby 4 Harry Custance Mathew Dawson James Merry
1862Asteroid4John WellsG Manning Sir Joseph Hawley
1863Buckstone4Arthur Edwards Mathew Dawson James Merry
1864Scottish Chief3Harvey Covey Mathew Dawson James Merry
1865Ely4 Harry Custance Tom Olliver W S Cartwright
1866 Gladiateur 4Harry GrimshawTom Jennings Frédéric de Lagrange
1867Lecturer4 George Fordham John Day 4th Marquess of Hastings
1868 Blue Gown 3 Tom Cannon John Porter Sir Joseph Hawley
1869Brigantine3F Butler William Day Sir Frederick Johnstone
1870Sabinus3Robert RowellJ G Hessey
1871Mortemer6 George Fordham Tom JenningsC. J. Lefevre
1872Henry4 George Fordham Tom JenningsC. J. Lefevre
1873 Cremorne 4Charles MaidmentWilliam GilbertHenry Savile
1874Boiard4William CarverHenri Delamarre
1875 Doncaster 5 George Fordham Robert Peck James Merry
1876 Apology 5John Osborne Jr.John OsborneMr Seabrook
1877 Petrarch 4 Tom Cannon Joseph Cannon 4th Earl of Lonsdale
1878Verneuil4Jem GoaterTom Jennings Frédéric de Lagrange
1879 Isonomy 4 Tom Cannon John Porter Frederick Gretton
1880 Isonomy 5 Tom Cannon John Porter Frederick Gretton
1881 Robert the Devil 4 Tom Cannon Charles BlantonCharles Brewer
1882 Foxhall 4 Tom Cannon William Day James R. Keene
1883 Tristan 5 George Fordham Tom JenningsC. J. Lefevre
1884 St. Simon 3 Charles Wood Mathew Dawson 6th Duke of Portland
1885 St. Gatien 4 Charles Wood James Waugh Jack Hammond
1886Althorp4 Tom Cannon John Porter Maurice de Hirsch
1887Bird of Freedom5Billy WarneJ RyanD Baird
1888Timothy4Jack RobinsonJames Jewitt Harry McCalmont
1889Trayles4Jack RobinsonJames JewittW de la Rue
1890Gold4Frederic WebbTom JenningsPrince Soltykoff
1891Morion4 John Watts Richard Marsh Lord Hartington
1892Buccaneer4 George Barrett S Pickering Lord Rosslyn
1893Marcion3Seth ChandleyW MatthewsR C Vyner
1894 La Fleche 5 John Watts Richard Marsh Maurice de Hirsch
1895 Isinglass 5 Tommy Loates James Jewitt Harry McCalmont
1896Love Wisely3 Sam Loates Alec Taylor Jr. William Bass
1897 Persimmon 4 John Watts Richard Marsh Prince of Wales
1898Elf5E WatkinsRichard CountJacques de Brémond
1899 Cyllene 4Sam LoatesWilliam Jarvis Sir Charles Rose
1900 Merman 8 Tod Sloan Jack Robinson Mr. Jersey
1901Santoi4Fred RickabyWallace DavisGeorge Edwards
1902 William the Third 4 Morny Cannon John Porter 6th Duke of Portland
1903Maximum4Archie McIntyreRichard CountJacques de Brémond
1904Throwaway5Willie LaneHerbert BraimeFred Alexander
1905Zinfandel5 Morny Cannon Charles Beatty 8th Baron Howard de Walden
1906Bachelor's Button7 Danny Maher Charles Peck Solomon Joel
1907The White Knight4William HalseyHarry SadlerTom Kirkwood
1908The White Knight5William HalseyHarry SadlerTom Kirkwood
1909Bomba3 Freddie Fox Fred Pratt Jimmy de Rothschild
1910 Bayardo 4 Danny Maher Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1911Willonyx4 William Higgs Sam DarlingCharles Howard
1912 Prince Palatine 4 Frank O'Neill Henry BeardsleyThomas Pilkington
1913 Prince Palatine 5William SaxbyHenry BeardsleyThomas Pilkington
1914Aleppo5 Freddie Fox Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1915Apothecary3Edward LancasterFred Pratt
1917 Gay Crusader [lower-alpha 1] 3 Steve Donoghue Alec Taylor Jr. Alfred W. Cox
1918 Gainsborough [lower-alpha 1] 3 Joe Childs Alec Taylor Jr. Lady James Douglas
1919By Jingo!5George HulmeJames RhodesW T de Pledge
1920Tangiers4George Hulme Richard Dawson Sir William Nelson
1921Periosteum4Frank BullockBasil JarvisBen Irish
1922Golden Myth4 Charlie Elliott Jack Jarvis Sir George Bullough
1923Happy Man7Victor SmythThomas HoggF Hardy
1924 Massine 4Fred SharpeElijah CunningtonHenri Ternynck
1925Santorb4 Steve Donoghue James RhodesA Barclay-Walker
1926 Solario 4 Joe Childs Reg Day Sir John Rutherford
1927Foxlaw5Brownie CarslakeReg DaySir Abe Bailey
1928Invershin6Brownie CarslakeGeorge Digby John Reid Walker
1929Invershin7Richard PerrymanGeorge Digby John Reid Walker
1930Bosworth4 Tommy Weston Frank Butters 17th Earl of Derby
1931Trimdon5 Joe Childs Joseph Lawson Charles Lambton
1932Trimdon6 Joe Childs Joseph Lawson Charles Lambton
1933Foxhunter4 Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis Edward Esmond
1934 Felicitation 4 Gordon Richards Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1935Tiberius4 Tommy Weston Joseph Lawson Sir Abe Bailey
1936 Quashed 4Richard PerrymanColledge Leader Lord Stanley
1937 Precipitation 4Patrick Beasley Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher
1938 Flares 5Bobby Jones Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward Sr.
1939Flyon4Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 1st Baron Milford
no race 1940
1941Finis [lower-alpha 1] 6 Harry Wragg Ossie BellSir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1942 Owen Tudor [lower-alpha 1] 4 Gordon Richards Fred Darling Catherine Macdonald-Buchanan
1943Ujiji [lower-alpha 1] 4 Gordon Richards Joseph Lawson Alfred Allnatt
1944Umiddad [lower-alpha 1] 4 Gordon Richards Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1945 Ocean Swell 4Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 6th Earl of Rosebery
1946 Caracalla 4 Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac
1947 Souverain 4Marcel LollierouHenri DelavaudF. R. Schmitt
1948 Arbar 4 Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac
1949 Alycidon 4 Doug Smith Walter Earl 18th Earl of Derby
1950Supertello4 Doug Smith John WaughWilfred Harvey4:25.00
1951Pan4 Roger Poincelet Etienne PolletEugène Constant4:22.40
1952Aquino4 Gordon Richards Sam Armstrong Maharanee of Baroda 4:29.60
1953Souepi5 Charlie Elliott George DigbyGeorge Digby4:35.20
1954Elpenor4 Jacques Doyasbère Charlie Elliott Marcel Boussac 4:32.80
1955Botticelli4Enrico CamiciEnrico della RocchettaMario della Rocchetta4:29.02
1956Macip4Serge Boullenger Charlie Elliott Marcel Boussac 4:48.80
1957 Zarathustra 6 Lester Piggott Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Terence Gray 4:23.93
1958Gladness5 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien John McShain 4:30.18
1959Wallaby4Freddie PalmerPercy CarterGeoffroy de Waldner4:34.02
1960Sheshoon4 George Moore Alec Head Prince Aly Khan 4:28.42
1961Pandofell4 Lester Piggott Freddie MaxwellH. Warwick Daw4:30.32
1962Balto4Freddie PalmerMax BonaventureAndré Rueff4:48.04
1963 Twilight Alley 4 Lester Piggott Noel Murless Lady Sassoon 4:52.95
no race 1964, course waterlogged [lower-alpha 2]
1965Fighting Charlie4 Lester Piggott Freddie MaxwellLady Mairi Bury4:34.47
1966Fighting Charlie5 Greville Starkey Freddie MaxwellLady Mairi Bury4:34.56
1967Parbury4 Joe Mercer Derek CandyHerbert Holt4:36.05
1968Pardallo5Bill PyersMick BartholomewSuzy Volterra4:35.84
1969 Levmoss 4 Bill Williamson Seamus McGrathSeamus McGrath4:25.60
1970Precipice Wood4Jimmy LindleyRosemary LomaxBobby McAlpine4:27.35
1971Random Shot [lower-alpha 3] 4 Geoff Lewis Arthur Budgett Mrs G. Benskin4:41.39
1972Erimo Hawk [lower-alpha 3] 4 Pat Eddery Geoffrey BarlingY. Yamamoto4:28.69
1973 Lassalle 4Jimmy LindleyRichard Carver Jr.Zenya Yoshida4:33.46
1974 Ragstone 4Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop 16th Duke of Norfolk 4:35.01
1975 Sagaro 4 Lester Piggott François Boutin Gerry Oldham4:48.60
1976 Sagaro 5 Lester Piggott François Boutin Gerry Oldham4:26.15
1977 Sagaro 6 Lester Piggott François Boutin Gerry Oldham4:28.25
1978 Shangamuzo 5 Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Mrs E. Charles4:27.30
1979 Le Moss 4 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio4:25.22
1980 Le Moss 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio4:28.40
1981 Ardross 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Charles St George4:51.23
1982 Ardross 6 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Charles St George4:35.24
1983 Little Wolf 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lord Porchester 4:24.36
1984 Gildoran 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster 4:18.81
1985 Gildoran 5 Brent Thomson Barry Hills Robert Sangster 4:25.19
1986 Longboat 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern Dick Hollingsworth4:22.11
1987 Paean 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden 4:33.26
1988 Sadeem [lower-alpha 4] 5 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Sheikh Mohammed 4:15.67
1989 Sadeem 6 Willie Carson Guy Harwood Sheikh Mohammed 4:22.68
1990 Ashal 4 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones Hamdan Al Maktoum 4:28.58
1991 Indian Queen 6 Walter Swinburn Lord Huntingdon Sir Gordon Brunton 4:23.90
1992 Drum Taps 6 Frankie Dettori Lord Huntingdon Yoshio Asakawa4:18.29
1993 Drum Taps 7 Frankie Dettori Lord Huntingdon Yoshio Asakawa4:32.57
1994 Arcadian Heights 6 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg John Pearce4:27.67
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Ron Huggins4:20.25
1996 Classic Cliche 4 Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 4:23.20
1997 Celeric 5 Pat Eddery David MorleyChristopher Spence4:26.19
1998 Kayf Tara 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 4:32.36
1999 Enzeli 4 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 4:18.85
2000 Kayf Tara 6 Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 4:24.53
2001 Royal Rebel 5 Johnny Murtagh Mark Johnston Peter Savill4:18.92
2002 Royal Rebel 6 Johnny Murtagh Mark Johnston Peter Savill4:25.64
2003 Mr Dinos 4 Kieren Fallon Paul Cole Constantine Shiacolas4:20.15
2004 Papineau 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 4:20.90
2005 Westerner [lower-alpha 5] 6 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 4:19.49
2006 Yeats 5 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle4:20.45
2007 Yeats 6 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle4:20.78
2008 Yeats 7 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle4:21.14
2009 Yeats 8 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle4:20.73
2010 Rite of Passage 6 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Dr Ronan Lambe4:16.92
2011 Fame and Glory 5 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier et al4:37.51
2012 Colour Vision 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 4:42.05
2013 Estimate 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Queen Elizabeth II 4:20.51
2014 Leading Light 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 4:21.09
2015 Trip To Paris 4 Graham Lee Ed Dunlop La Grange Partnership4:22.61
2016 Order of St George 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 4:26.21
2017 Big Orange 6 James Doyle Michael Bell Bill Gredley4:22.40
2018 Stradivarius 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Bjorn Nielsen4:21.08
2019 Stradivarius 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Bjorn Nielsen4:30.88
2020 Stradivarius 6 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Bjorn Nielsen4:32.60
2021 Subjectivist 4 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Dr Jim Walker4:20.28
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 The race was run at Newmarket during the wartime periods of 1917–18 and 1941–44
  2. The race was abandoned in 1964 because of waterlogging
  3. 1 2 Rock Roi finished first in 1971 and 1972, but he was disqualified both times
  4. Royal Gait was first in 1988, but he was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry
  5. The 2005 running took place at York

See also

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Estimate (horse) Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Estimate is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. As a four-year-old she won the Sagaro Stakes before returning to Royal Ascot to win the Gold Cup. She is owned by Queen Elizabeth II and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. In 2014 she tested positive to morphine in a post race drugs test and was disqualified from second place in the Gold Cup, but went on to win the Doncaster Cup.

Gildoran was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and stallion. A specialist stayer he won the Ascot Gold Cup in 1984 and 1985. His other wins included the Sagaro Stakes and the Goodwood Cup. In all, he won seven races in a twenty-two race career which lasted from 1983 until 1985, during which he showed an aptitude for extreme distances and fast ground. He made little impact at stud.

Longboat was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. A specialist over extreme distances, who produced his best form on fast ground, he completed the "Stayers' Triple Crown" in 1986 when he won the Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Doncaster Cup. In all he won nine of his eighteen races between October 1983 and September 1986, with his other major wins coming in the Alycidon Stakes, Sagaro Stakes and Henry II Stakes. He was exported to Australia where he was retired from racing following an injury. He proved a failure as a breeding stallion.

Shoot A Line was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. After winning her only race as a two-year-old she developed into one of the best fillies in Europe in 1980, winning the Cheshire Oaks, Ribblesdale Stakes, Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Park Hill Stakes. In the following year she failed to win but ran creditably when finishing second to Ardross in the Ascot Gold Cup. As a five-year-old she was campaigned in the United States with little success before being retired to stud. She is the grand-dam of the Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch.

Buckskin was a French-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Unraced as a two-year-old, he was trained in France in 1976 and 1977 before being transferred to race the United Kingdom in 1978 and 1979. A specialist stayer, he overcame serious physical problems to win several major long-distance races including the Prix du Cadran (twice), Prix de Barbeville, Prix Jean Prat, Doncaster Cup, Jockey Club Cup and Henry II Stakes. He was also the beaten favourite in three successive runnings of the Ascot Gold Cup. After his retirement from racing, he became a very successful sire of National Hunt horses.

Shangamuzo was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire best known for winning the Ascot Gold Cup in 1978. A specialist stayer, he won eight of his thirty-four races, finished second nine times and third on five occasions.

Mountain Lodge was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. A specialist stayer she finished unplaced on her only start as a juvenile in 1981 but in the following year she won four races culminating with a victory in the Cesarewitch Handicap over two and a quarter miles. As a four-year-old she struggled for form early in the season but returned to her best in autumn to record her biggest victory in the Irish St Leger. Her win in Ireland made her the first older horse to win an Irish classic race. As a broodmare she produced several winners, the best of them being Compton Ace who won the Gordon Stakes and finished third in the Ascot Gold Cup. Through her daughter Beacon, she is the female-line ancestor of The Oaks winner Sariska.

Stradivarius (horse) Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Stradivarius is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. After winning one minor race as a two-year-old, he emerged as a top-class stayer in the following year, winning the Queen's Vase and Goodwood Cup as well as finishing a close third in the St Leger. As a four-year-old he won the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, a second Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup, securing a £1 million bonus for winning all four races, and ended the year by winning the British Champions Long Distance Cup. In 2019 he repeated his victories in the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup and Lonsdale Cup, and won a third Goodwood Cup, giving him a second £1 million bonus. With jockey Frankie Dettori on board, on 18 June 2020, Stradivarius won his third Ascot Gold Cup and on 28 July 2020, he won his record fourth Goodwood Cup.

References

  1. Schlink, Leo (21 June 2013). "Her Majesty The Queen was the first ruling monarch in 207 years to win Gold Cup as Estimate scores". Herald Sun. London. Retrieved 22 June 2013.