|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Epsom Downs |
Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 4f 6y (2,420 m)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb |
3 lb for fillies and mares
|Purse|| £330,000 (2021)|
|Ghaiyyath||Anthony Van Dyck||Stradivarius|
|Cirrus des Aigles||Flintshire||Ambivalent|
|St Nicholas Abbey||Dunaden||Joshua Tree|
|St Nicholas Abbey||Red Cadeaux||Masked Marvel|
|St Nicholas Abbey||Midday||Clowance|
|Fame and Glory||Sariska||High Heeled|
|Soldier of Fortune||Youmzain||Macarthur|
|Warrsan||Highest||Black Sam Bellamy|
|Daliapour||Fantastic Light||Border Arrow|
|Daylami||Royal Anthem||Dream Well|
|Sunshack||Only Royale||Time Star|
|Apple Tree||Environment Friend||Blush Rambler|
|Opera House||Environment Friend||Apple Tree|
|Saddlers' Hall||Rock Hopper||Terimon|
|In The Groove||Terimon||Rock Hopper|
|In The Wings||Observation Post||Ibn Bey|
|Sheriff's Star||Ile De Chypre||Green Adventure|
|Rainbow Quest||Old Country||Long Pond|
|Time Charter||Sun Princess||Lovely Dancer|
|Be My Native||Electric||Old Country|
|Easter Sun||Glint of Gold||Critique|
|Master Willie||Prince Bee||Vielle|
|Sea Chimes||Niniski||Soleil Noir|
|Ile de Bourbon||Frere Basile||Gay Mecene|
The Coronation Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards (2,420 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May or early June.
The event was established in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of a new British monarch, King Edward VII. Epsom had staged a similar race, the Epsom Gold Cup, which was open to horses aged three or older. The Coronation Cup was temporarily switched to alternative venues during wartime periods, with runnings at Newmarket (1915–16, 1943–45) and Newbury (1941).
The race is contested on the first day of Epsom's two-day Derby Festival meeting, the same day as the Epsom Oaks. Its distance is the same as that of both the Oaks and the Epsom Derby, and it often features horses who competed in those events in the preceding seasons.
Most successful horse (3 wins):
Leading jockey (9 wins):
Leading trainer (8 wins):
Leading owner (8 wins):(includes part ownership)
|1902||Osboch||4||Danny Maher||Richard Marsh||Lord Wolverton|
|1903||Valenza||5||Otto Madden||Frederick Day||E Heinemann|
|1904||Zinfandel||4||Mornington Cannon||Charles Beatty||Lord Howard de Walden|
|1905||Pretty Polly||4||Otto Madden||Peter Gilpin||Eustace Loder|
|1906||Pretty Polly||5||Bernard Dillon||Peter Gilpin||Eustace Loder|
|1907||The White Knight||4||William Halsey||Harry Sadler||Tom Kirkwood|
|1908||The White Knight||5||William Halsey||Harry Sadler||Tom Kirkwood|
|1909||Dean Swift||8||Walter Griggs||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel|
|1910||Sir Martin||4||Skeets Martin||Joseph Cannon||Louis Winans|
|1911||Lemberg||4||Bernard Dillon||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W. Cox|
|1912||Stedfast||4||Fred Rickaby||George Lambton||Lord Derby|
|1913||Prince Palatine||5||W Saxby||Henry Beardsley||Thomas Pilkington|
|1914||Blue Stone||4||W Huxley||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel|
|1915||Black Jester||4||W Huxley||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel|
|1916||Pommern||4||Steve Donoghue||Charles Peck||Solomon Joel|
|1919||He||4||Arthur Smith||Frank Barling||Lord Glanely||2:25.0|
|1920||Manilardo||4||Joe Childs||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alexander Robb Cox|
|1921||Silvern||4||Frank O'Neill||Frank Hartigan||Edward Hutton|
|1922||Franklin||4||Steve Donoghue||Richard Dawson||Lord Carnarvon|
|1923||Condover||4||Harry Beasley||E Harper||Mrs A Bendir|
|1924||Verdict||4||Steve Donoghue||William Waugh||Lord Coventry|
|1925||St Germans||4||Frank Bullock||Alec Taylor Jr.||Lord Astor|
|1926||Solario||4||Joe Childs||Reginald Day||John Rutherford|
|1927||Coronach||4||Joe Childs||Fred Darling||Lord Woolavington|
|1928||Apelle||5||Harry Beasley||Atty Persse||Dermot McCalmont|
|1929||Reigh Count||4||Joe Childs||Bert S. Michell||Fannie Hertz|
|1930||Plantago||5||Cyril Ray||Joseph Lawson||Washington Singer|
|1931||Parenthesis||4||Freddie Fox||Fred Darling||Lord Woolavington|
|1932||Salmon Leap||5||Tommy Weston||George Lambton||Venetia James|
|1933||Dastur||4||Charlie Elliott||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III|
|1934||King Salmon||4||Harry Wragg||Ossie Bell||Richard Brooke|
|1935||Windsor Lad||4||Charlie Smirke||Marcus Marsh||Martin Benson|
|1936||Plassy||4||Richard Perryman||Colledge Leader||Lord Derby|
| Tommy Weston |
| Joseph Lawson |
| Abe Bailey |
James V. Rank
|1938||Monument||5||Rufus Beasley||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Duke of Marlborough|
|1939||Scottish Union||4||Gordon Richards||Noel Cannon||James V. Rank|
|1941||Winterhalter||4||Doug Smith||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III|
|1943||Hyperides||4||Eph Smith||Jack Jarvis||Lord Rosebery|
|1944||Persian Gulf||4||Bobby Jones||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Zia Wernher|
|1945||Borealis||4||Harry Wragg||Walter Earl||Lord Derby|
|1946||Ardan||5||Charlie Elliott||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac|
|1947||Chanteur||5||Roger Brethes||Henry Count||William Hill|
|1948||Goyama||5||Charlie Elliott||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac|
|1949||Beau Sabreur||4||Billy Cook||Richard Brabazon||A B Macnaughton|
|1950||Amour Drake||4||Roger Poincelet||Robert Carver||Suzy Volterra|
|1951||Tantieme||4||Jacques Doyasbère||François Mathet||François Dupré|
|1952||Nuccio||4||Roger Poincelet||Alec Head||Aga Khan III|
|1953||Zucchero||5||Lester Piggott||Bill Payne||George Rolls|
|1954||Aureole||4||Eph Smith||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Queen Elizabeth II|
|1955||Narrator||4||Frank Barlow||Humphrey Cottrill||Lionel Brook Holliday|
|1956||Tropique||4||Paul Blanc||Geoffroy Watson||Guy de Rothschild|
|1957||Fric||5||Jean Deforge||Philippe Lallie||Michel Calmann|
|1958||Ballymoss||4||Scobie Breasley||Vincent O'Brien||John McShain|
|1959||Nagami||4||Lester Piggott||Harry Wragg||Etti Plesch|
|1960||Petite Etoile||4||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Prince Aly Khan||2:35.20|
|1961||Petite Etoile||5||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||HH Aga Khan IV|
|1962||Dicta Drake||4||Yves Saint-Martin||François Mathet||Suzy Volterra||2:42.00|
|1963||Exbury||4||Jean Deforge||Geoffroy Watson||Guy de Rothschild|
|1964||Relko||4||Yves Saint-Martin||François Mathet||François Dupré||2:47.00|
|1965||Oncidium||4||Scobie Breasley||George Todd||Lord Howard de Walden||2:38.70|
|1966||I Say||4||Duncan Keith||Walter Nightingall||Louis Freedman||2:36.40|
|1967||Charlottown||4||Jimmy Lindley||Gordon Smyth||Lady Zia Wernher||2:49.70|
|1968||Royal Palace||4||Sandy Barclay||Noel Murless||Jim Joel||2:55.50|
|1969||Park Top||5||Lester Piggott||Bernard van Cutsem||11th Duke of Devonshire||2:37.50|
|1970||Caliban||4||Sandy Barclay||Noel Murless||Stanhope Joel||2:49.20|
|1971||Lupe||4||Geoff Lewis||Noel Murless||Gladys Joel||2:37.70|
|1972||Mill Reef||4||Geoff Lewis||Ian Balding||Paul Mellon||2:34.94|
|1973||Roberto||4||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||John W. Galbreath||2:34.50|
|1974||Buoy||4||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Dick Hollingsworth||2:36.50|
|1975||Bustino||4||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Lady Beaverbrook||2:33.31|
|1976||Quiet Fling||4||Lester Piggott||Jeremy Tree||John Hay Whitney||2:38.10|
|1977||Exceller||4||Gérard Dubroeucq||François Mathet||Nelson Bunker Hunt||2:36.94|
|1978||Crow||5||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||Daniel Wildenstein||2:34.30|
|1979||Ile de Bourbon||4||John Reid||Fulke Johnson Houghton||Sir Philip Oppenheimer||2:43.50|
|1980||Sea Chimes||4||Lester Piggott||John Dunlop||John Thursby||2:35.89|
|1981||Master Willie||4||Philip Waldron||Henry Candy||Robert Barnett||2:44.49|
|1982||Easter Sun||5||Bruce Raymond||Michael Jarvis||Lady Beaverbrook||2:35.05|
|1983||Be My Native||4||Lester Piggott||Robert Armstrong||K. Hsu||2:45.38|
|1984||Time Charter||5||Steve Cauthen||Henry Candy||Robert Barnett||2:40.60|
|1985||Rainbow Quest||4||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||Khalid Abdullah||2:39.51|
|1986||Saint Estephe||4||Pat Eddery||André Fabre||Yan Houyvet||2:34.87|
|1987||Triptych||5||Tony Cruz||Patrick Biancone||Alan Clore||2:35.97|
|1988||Triptych||6||Steve Cauthen||Patrick Biancone||Peter M. Brant||2:34.84|
|1989||Sheriff's Star||4||Ray Cochrane||Lady Herries||Duchess of Norfolk||2:35.49|
|1990||In the Wings||4||Cash Asmussen||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:36.43|
|1991||In the Groove||4||Steve Cauthen||David Elsworth||Brian Cooper||2:36.32|
|1992||Saddlers' Hall||4||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||Lord Weinstock||2:35.73|
|1993||Opera House||5||Michael Roberts||Michael Stoute||Sheikh Mohammed||2:35.13|
|1994||Apple Tree||5||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sultan Al Kabeer||2:35.43|
|1995||Sunshack||4||Pat Eddery||André Fabre||Khalid Abdullah||2:35.85|
|1996||Swain||4||Frankie Dettori||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:40.27|
|1997||Singspiel||5||Frankie Dettori||Michael Stoute||Sheikh Mohammed||2:37.72|
|1998||Silver Patriarch||4||Pat Eddery||John Dunlop||Peter Winfield||2:37.60|
|1999||Daylami||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:40.26|
|2000||Daliapour||4||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||HH Aga Khan IV||2:41.63|
|2001||Mutafaweq||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:36.05|
|2002||Boreal||4||Kieren Fallon||Peter Schiergen||Gestüt Ammerland||2:45.01|
|2003||Warrsan||5||Philip Robinson||Clive Brittain||Saeed Manana||2:35.68|
|2004||Warrsan||6||Darryll Holland||Clive Brittain||Saeed Manana||2:35.96|
|2005||Yeats||4||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||2:36.98|
|2006||Shirocco||5||Christophe Soumillon||André Fabre||Baron G. von Ullmann||2:37.64|
|2007||Scorpion||5||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||2:40.82|
|2008||Soldier of Fortune||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor / Smith||2:36.83|
|2009||Ask||6||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||Patrick J. Fahey||2:37.00|
|2010||Fame and Glory||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:33.42|
|2011||St Nicholas Abbey||4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:37.18|
|2012||St Nicholas Abbey||5||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:34.52|
|2013||St Nicholas Abbey||6||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:37.76|
|2014||Cirrus des Aigles||8||Christophe Soumillon||Corine Barande-Barbe||Jean-Claude-Alain Dupouy||2:34.86|
|2015||Pether's Moon||5||Pat Dobbs||Richard Hannon Jr.||John Manley||2:33.76|
|2016||Postponed||5||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Varian||Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum||2:43.54|
|2017||Highland Reel||5||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:33.34|
|2018||Cracksman||4||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Anthony Oppenheimer||2:38.49|
|2019||Defoe||5||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Varian||Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum||2:33.94|
|2020||Ghaiyyath||5||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||Godolphin||2:25.89|
|2021||Pyledriver||4||Martin Dwyer||William Muir & Chris Grassick||La Pyle Partnership||2:42.23|
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