July Cup

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July Cup
Group 1 race
Chief Singer.jpg
Chief Singer, painted by Bob Demuyser
oil on canvas
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1876
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Darley
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight9 st 0 lb (3yo);
9 st 6 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £500,000 (2021)
1st: £289,646
Bonusessee Global Sprint Challenge
July Cup
2021
Owner Mr D Ward.svg Owner Mr Yoshiro Kubota.svg Owner Tony Hirschfeld.svg
StarmanDragon SymbolOxted
Previous years
2020
Owner Tony Hirschfeld.svg Owner James Gough.svg Owner AlMohamediya Racing.svg
OxtedScepticalGolden Horde
2019
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited.svg Owner Mrs E M Stockwell.svg
Ten SovereignsAdvertiseFairyland
2018
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs Angie Bailey.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
U S Navy FlagBrandoFleet Review
2017
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Paul G Jacobs.svg Owner Mrs Angie Bailey.svg
Harry AngelLimatoBrando
2016
Owner Mr Paul G Jacobs.svg Owner Mr George Turner star.svg Owner Ontoawinner.svg
LimatoSuedoisQuiet Reflection
2015
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Dean Ivory.svg Owner Mr D W Barker.svg
MuhaararTropicsEastern Impact
2014
Owner Mrs S Power light blue cap.svg Owner Mr Dean Ivory.svg Owner H R H Princess Haya of Jordan.svg
Slade PowerTropicsGregorian
2013
Owner Mr Alan G Craddock.svg Owner Mr Simon Gibson.svg Owner Mrs S Power.svg
Lethal ForceSociety RockSlade Power
2012
Owner Mr David W Armstrong.svg Owner Anthony Pye-Jeary and Mel Smith.svg Owner Mr Simon Gibson.svg
MaysonThe ChekaSociety Rock
2011
Owner Mr Khalifa Dasmal.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Laurence O'Kane.svg
Dream AheadBated BreathHitchens
2010-2001
2010
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr J Acheson.svg Owner J Messara, J Leaver and A Jones.svg
StarspangledbannerEquianoAlverta
2009
Owner Mr Andrew Stewart.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr H S N Du Preez.svg
Fleeting SpiritMain AimJ J The Jet Plane
2008
Owner Mrs J L Giral.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Vintage Thoroughbreds.svg
Marchand D'orUS RangerWar Artist
2007
Owner Mr G B Balding.svg Owner Mrs Susan Roy.svg Owner Mr R J Arculli.svg
Sakhee's SecretDutch ArtRed Clubs
2006
Owner Joey Barton.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr W J P Jackson.svg
Les ArcsIffraajAshdown Express
2005
Owner Mr G D W Swire.svg Owner Mr D J Deer.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
Pastoral PursuitsAvonbridgeEtlaala
2004
Owner Mrs Jan Hopper.svg Owner Mr W J P Jackson.svg Owner Mr Sanford R Robertson.svg
FrizzanteAshdown ExpressBalmont
2003
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr T W Wallace and Partners.svg Owner Mr Henry Candy.svg
Oasis DreamChoisirAirwave
2002
Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Lucayan Stud red cap.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
ContinentBahamian PirateDanehurst
2001
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Trevor C Stewart.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
MozartCassandra GoMisraah
2000-1991
2000
Owner Takao Watanabe.svg Owner Michael Baker.svg Owner T H Bennett.svg
Agnes WorldLincoln DancerPipalong
1999
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Lady Whent.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
StravinskyBold EdgeBertolini
1998
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
ElnadimTamariskDanetime
1997
Owner Duke of Devonshire.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Khalil Alsayegh.svg
Compton PlaceRoyal ApplauseIndian Rocket
1996
Owner Mrs A Head.svg Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Hever Racing Club I.svg
AnabaaLucayan PrinceHever Golf Rose
1995
Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg Owner John White and Partners.svg Owner Mr David F Allport.svg
Lake ConistonPiccoloHoh Magic
1994
Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
OwingtonDolphin StreetCatrail
1993
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Red Nab Racing Ltd.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
HamasCollege ChapelZieten
1992
Owner Mr Paul Green.svg Owner Gillian, Lady Howard de Walden.svg Owner Hilal Salem.svg
Mr BrooksPursuit Of LoveSheikh Albadou
1991
Owner R A Kirstein.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Brian Brackpool.svg
Polish PatriotLyciusElbio
1990-1981
1990
Owner Classic Thoroughbreds Plc.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner A F Budge (equine) Limited.svg
Royal AcademyGreat CommotionRock City
1989
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
Cadeaux GenereuxGolden OpinionDanehill
1988
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Soviet StarBig ShuffleHandsome Sailor
1987
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner succ phillips nicolas h.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
AjdalGayaneBluebird
1986
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Mel Brittain.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg
Green DesertGrey DesireGwydion
1985
Owner Mr E D Kessly.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Never So BoldCommittedDafayna
1984
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Mr E D Kessly.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Chief SingerNever So BoldCommitted
1983
Owner maa mutawa.svg Owner mme m j hills.svg Owner A Foustok.svg
HabibtiSobaOn Stage
1982
Owner Miss M Sheriffe.svg Owner Mr T E Sellier.svg Owner Mr Joseph Levy.svg
SharpoVaigly StarIndian King
1981
Owner Sir Edmund Loder.svg Owner Moores International Furnishings Ltd.svg Owner haras d etreham.svg
MarwellMoorestyleSonoma
1980-1979
1980
Owner Moores International Furnishings Ltd.svg Owner Mr T E Sellier.svg Owner Miss M Sheriffe.svg
MoorestyleVaigly GreatSharpo
1979
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr T E Sellier.svg Owner Greenland Park Ltd.svg
ThatchingVaigly GreatGreenland Park
 

The July Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

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It is one of Britain's most valuable and prestigious sprint races, and many of its winners have been acknowledged as the champion sprinter in Europe.

History

The event was established in 1876, and the first two runnings were won by Springfield, a colt bred by Queen Victoria at the Hampton Court Stud.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the July Cup was initially classed at Group 2 level. It was promoted to Group 1 status in 1978.

The July Cup was part of the Global Sprint Challenge from 2008 to 2017. It was the sixth leg of the series, preceded by the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and followed by the Sprinters Stakes.

The race is currently held on the final day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (10 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

Leading owner (5 wins):

Winners since 1918

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1918 Irish Elegance 3 Freddie Fox Harry Cottrill James White
1919 Diadem 5 Steve Donoghue George Lambton 1st Baron d'Abernon
1920 Diadem 6George Colling George Lambton 1st Baron d'Abernon
1921 Tetratema 4Brownie Carslake Atty Persse Dermot McCalmont
1922Pharmacie4 Steve Donoghue Harry Cottrill James White
1923 Golden Corn 4 Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Marshall Field III
1924Drake4Michael BearyHarry CottrillMrs S Whitburn
1925Diomedes3John LeachHarvey LeaderS W Beer
1926
(dh)
Diomedes
Phalaros
4
4
John Leach
Tommy Weston
Harvey Leader
George Lambton
S W Beer
Mrs A James
1927Highborn4Harry BeasleyOssie Bell Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1928Golden Oracle3 Joe Childs H UssherH Whitworth
1929 Tiffin 4 Freddie Fox Fred Darling 4th Earl of Ellesmere
1930Sir Cosmo4George SwannWilliam WaltersRichard Garton
1931Xandover4 Charlie Elliott F HoltJ Schwod
1932Concerto4 Harry Wragg Ossie Bell Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
1933 Myrobella 3 Gordon Richards Fred Darling 5th Earl of Lonsdale
1934Coroado4Herbert GunnW EasterbyF J Lundgren
1935Bellacose3Patrick BeasleyRobert CollingP Dunne
1936Bellacose4Patrick BeasleyRobert CollingP Dunne
1937Micky The Greek3 Harry Wragg Henry LeachN Frieze
1938Shalfleet7Richard PerrymanHarvey LeaderJ Walker
1939Portobello3Tommy Lowrey Robert Colling P Dunne
no race 1940
1941Comatas4 Billy Nevett Ossie Bell Miss K Farrar
no race 1942–44
1945 Honeyway 4 Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Milford
1946 The Bug 3 Charlie Smirke Gerald WellesleyNorman Wachmann
1947Falls of Clyde3 Sam Wragg E WilliamsMiss P Vaughan
1948Palm Vista3 Eph Smith Rufus BeasleyE Broadbelt
1949 Abernant 3 Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1950 Abernant 4 Gordon Richards Noel Murless Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan
1951 Hard Sauce 3 Gordon Richards Norman Bertie Victor Sassoon
1952Set Fair3 Eph Smith Walter Nightingall C Bell
1953Devon Vintage3 Gordon Richards Robert Colling Robert Boucher
1954Vilmoray4William SnaithB BullockA Green
1955 Pappa Fourway 3 Harry Carr Bill Dutton Elaine Goldson
1956Matador3 Bill Rickaby Jack Waugh Mrs J Ferguson
1957Vigo4 Lester Piggott Bill Dutton T Farr
1958 Right Boy 4 Lester Piggott Bill Dutton G Gilbert
1959 Right Boy 5 Lester Piggott Pat Rohan G Gilbert
1960Tin Whistle3 Lester Piggott Pat Rohan B Grainger
1961Galivanter5 Harry Carr Dick Hern Lionel Brook Holliday
1962Marsolve4 Bill Rickaby Reg Day Malcolm McAlpine
1963Secret Step4 Geoff Lewis Peter Hastings-Bass Paul Mellon
1964Daylight Robbery3 Scobie Breasley Arthur Budgett R Budgett
1965Merry Madcap3Ron HutchinsonFreddie MaxwellMrs H Frelinghuysen
1966Lucasland4 Eric Eldin Jack WaughJ Baillie
1967Forlorn River5Bruce RaymondArthur StephensonMrs W A Richardson
1968So Blessed3Frankie Durr Michael Jarvis David Robinson
1969Tudor Music3Frankie Durr Michael Jarvis David Robinson
1970Huntercombe3Sandy Barclay Arthur Budgett Horace Renshaw
1971Realm4 Brian Taylor John WinterBob Boucher1:13.60
1972Parsimony3Ron Hutchinson Fulke Johnson Houghton Ruby Holland-Martin
1973 Thatch 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Jack Mulcahy1:13.10
1974 Saritamer 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Charles St George1:11.80
1975 Lianga 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna, Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 1:11.80
1976 Lochnager 4Edward Hide Mick Easterby Charles Spence1:12.30
1977 Gentilhombre [lower-alpha 1] 4Paul Cook Neil Adam J. Murrell1:11.40
1978 Solinus 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Danny Schwartz1:11.90
1979 Thatching 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:13.20
1980 Moorestyle 3 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Moores Furnishings Ltd1:12.89
1981 Marwell 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sir Edmund Loder1:14.10
1982 Sharpo 5 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe1:11.74
1983 Habibti 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa1:12.11
1984 Chief Singer 3 Ray Cochrane Ron SheatherJeff Smith1:11.75
1985 Never So Bold 5 Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong Edward Kessly1:11.86
1986 Green Desert 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:12.25
1987 Ajdal 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:11.02
1988 Soviet Star 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:12.55
1989 Cadeaux Genereux 4Paul Eddery Alex Scott Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:09.82
1990 Royal Academy 3 John Reid Vincent O'Brien Classic Thoroughbred plc1:11.46
1991 Polish Patriot 3 Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood Dick Kirstein1:12.98
1992 Mr Brooks 5 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Sr. Paul Green1:11.80
1993 Hamas 4 Willie Carson Peter Walwyn Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:13.08
1994 Owington 3Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg Baron G. von Ullmann1:10.96
1995 Lake Coniston 4 Pat Eddery Geoff Lewis Highclere Racing Ltd1:12.42
1996 Anabaa 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 1:10.63
1997 Compton Place 3 Seb Sanders James Toller 11th Duke of Devonshire 1:12.10
1998 Elnadim 4 Richard Hills John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:09.72
1999 Stravinsky 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:09.51
2000 Agnes World 5 Yutaka Take Hideyuki MoriTakao Watanabe1:13.18
2001 Mozart 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:09.86
2002 Continent 5 Darryll Holland David Nicholls Lucayan Stud1:13.00
2003 Oasis Dream 3 Richard Hughes John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:09.94
2004 Frizzante 5 Johnny Murtagh James Fanshawe Hopper / Grundy1:11.51
2005 Pastoral Pursuits 4 John Egan Hughie Morrison Pursuits / National Stud 1:11.86
2006 Les Arcs 6 John Egan Tim Pitt Willie McKay 1:11.16
2007 Sakhee's Secret 3 Steve Drowne Hughie Morrison Bridget Swire1:10.77
2008 Marchand d'Or 5 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Carla Giral1:11.01
2009 Fleeting Spirit 4 Tom Queally Jeremy Noseda The Searchers1:09.58
2010 Starspangledbanner 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor et al.1:09.81
2011 Dream Ahead 3 Hayley Turner David SimcockKhalifa Dasmal1:10.66
2012 Mayson 4 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey David W. Armstrong1:15.90
2013 Lethal Force 4 Adam Kirby Clive CoxAlan G. Craddock1:09.11
2014 Slade Power 5 Wayne Lordan Edward LynamSabena Power1:12.40
2015 Muhaarar 3 Paul Hanagan Charlie Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:09.34
2016 Limato 4 Harry Bentley Henry Candy Paul G. Jacobs1:09.97
2017 Harry Angel 3 Adam Kirby Clive Cox Godolphin 1:11:25
2018 U S Navy Flag 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:11:32
2019 Ten Sovereigns 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:09.31
2020 Oxted 4 Cieren Fallon Roger TealS Piper, T Hirschfeld & D Fish1:09.59
2021 Starman 4 Tom Marquand Ed Walker David Ward1:10.11
  1. Marinsky finished first in 1977, but he was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry

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