Haydock Sprint Cup

Last updated
Sprint Cup
Group 1 race
Location Haydock Park
Haydock, England
Inaugurated1966
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Betfair
Website Haydock Park
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb (3yo);
9 st 3 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£225,000 (2020)
1st: £133,200
Sprint Cup
2020
Owner Mr Saeed Suhail.svg Owner Hambleton Racing Ltd.svg Owner AlMohamediya Racing.svg
Dream Of DreamsGlen ShielGolden Horde

The Sprint Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early September.

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History

The event was established in 1966, and it was originally open to horses aged two or older. It was devised by Robert Sangster, the heir to the Vernons Pools business, who later became a leading racehorse owner/breeder. During the early part of its history the race was sponsored by Vernons and held in early November. It was initially contested on a course with a sharp left-hand bend.

The Vernons Sprint Cup was switched to September in 1979. It was transferred to Haydock's newly installed 6-furlong straight track in 1986. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 1988, the final year of Vernons' sponsorship. For a period the race was closed to two-year-olds, but it reopened in 1989. Juveniles were excluded again from 1994.

The Sprint Cup is currently sponsored by 32Red. [1]

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1966Be Friendly2Colin WilliamsCyril Mitchell Peter O'Sullevan 1:16.40
1967Be Friendly3 Scobie Breasley Cyril Mitchell Peter O'Sullevan 1:18.00
no race 1968 [lower-alpha 1]
1969Tudor Music3Frankie Durr Michael Jarvis David Robinson 1:14.80
1970Golden Orange4Jimmy LindleyKen CundellLady Clifden1:15.60
1971Green God3 Lester Piggott Michael Jarvis David Robinson 1:15.90
1972Abergwaun4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Charles St George1:16.16
1973The Blues2Richard Marshall Bill Marshall G. van der Ploeg1:17.10
1974Princely Son5Johnny SeagraveKen CundellWilfred Sherman1:21.75
1975 Lianga 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna, Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 1:18.61
1976Record Token4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Sir Herbert Ingram 1:19.50
1977 Boldboy 7 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lady Beaverbrook 1:19.21
1978Absalom3Taffy ThomasRyan JarvisMrs C. Alington1:17.99
1979 Double Form 4 Geoff Lewis Fulke Johnson Houghton Baroness H. Thyssen 1:12.72
1980 Moorestyle 3 Lester Piggott Robert ArmstrongMoores Furnishings Ltd1:14.81
1981Runnett4Bruce Raymond John Dunlop Miss V. Evans1:14.14
1982Indian King4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood J. Levy1:12.51
1983 Habibti 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa1:15.31
1984Petong4Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Tom Warner1:13.17
1985Orojoya3 Brent Thomson Jeremy Hindley Robert Sangster 1:16.24
1986 Green Desert 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:14.82
1987 Ajdal 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:14.87
1988 Dowsing 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:17.24
1989 Danehill 3 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:12.75
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:12.50
1991 Polar Falcon 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:11.23
1992 Sheikh Albadou 4Bruce Raymond Alex Scott Hilal Salem1:14.17
1993 Wolfhound 4 Michael Roberts John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:10.98
1994 Lavinia Fontana 5 Jason Weaver John Dunlop Cyril Humphris1:11.42
1995 Cherokee Rose 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Sheikh Mohammed 1:13.74
1996 Iktamal 4 Willie Ryan Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:09.92
1997 Royal Applause 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:14.46
1998 Tamarisk 3Tim Sprake Roger Charlton Highclere Racing Ltd1:11.30
1999 Diktat 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:11.04
2000 Pipalong 4 Kevin Darley Tim Easterby Tom Bennett1:15.49
2001 Nuclear Debate 6 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Bob Chester1:15.39
2002 Invincible Spirit 5John Carroll John Dunlop Prince A. A. Faisal1:12.44
2003 Somnus 3 Ted Durcan Tim Easterby Legard / Sidebottom / Sykes 1:13.49
2004 Tante Rose 4 Richard Hughes Roger Charlton Bjorn Nielsen1:11.58
2005 Goodricke 3 Jamie Spencer David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:10.87
2006 Reverence 5 Kevin Darley Eric AlstonG. & L. Middlebrook1:15.78
2007 Red Clubs 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills Ronald Arculli 1:13.11
2008 African Rose [lower-alpha 2] 3 Stéphane Pasquier Criquette Head-Maarek Khalid Abdullah 1:12.81
2009 Regal Parade 5Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls Dab Hand Racing1:13.74
2010 Markab 7Pat Cosgrave Henry Candy Tight Lines Partnership1:09.40
2011 Dream Ahead 3 William Buick David SimcockKhalifa Dasmal1:10.36
2012 Society Rock 5 Kieren Fallon James Fanshawe Simon Gibson1:10.20
2013Gordon Lord Byron5 Johnny Murtagh Tom HoganC. Poonawalla & M. Cahalan1:12.25
2014G Force3 Daniel Tudhope David O'MearaMiddleham Park Racing XVIII et al.1:12.95
2015 Twilight Son 3Fergus Sweeney Henry Candy Godfrey Wilson & Cheveley Park Stud 1:12.86
2016 Quiet Reflection 3 Dougie Costello Karl BurkeOntoawinner, Strecker & Burke1:13.45
2017 Harry Angel 3 Adam Kirby Clive Cox Godolphin 1:13.90
2018 The Tin Man 6 Oisin Murphy James Fanshawe Fred Archer Racing - Ormonde1:14.13
2019 Hello Youmzain 3 James Doyle Kevin RyanJaber Abdullah1:12.79
2020 Dream of Dreams 6 Oisin Murphy Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail1:14.07
  1. The 1968 race was abandoned because of fog
  2. The 2008 running took place at Doncaster

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