Stewards' Cup (Great Britain)

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Stewards' Cup
Handicap race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated1840
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Unibet
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance6f (1,207 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
Purse £75,000 (2020)
1st: £46,688
Stewards' Cup
2020
Owner Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer grey.svg Owner Mr Richard J Gurr.svg Owner Doctor Marwan Koukash.svg
SummerghandKimifiveBrian The Snail
Previous years
2019
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr George Materna.svg Owner Mr T W Morley.svg
KhaademOpen WideRaucous
2018
Owner Dr Ali Ridha.svg Owner Mr M Tedham.svg Owner Doctor Marwan Koukash.svg
Gifted MasterJustanotherbottleGrowl
2017
Owner M J Yarrow.svg Owner Mr Andrew Buxton.svg Owner H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah.svg
Lancelot Du LacAeolusUpstaging
2016
Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Mr T J Swiers.svg Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg
Dancing StarOrion's BowRaucous
2015
Owner Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds.svg Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg Owner Mrs Melba Bryce.svg
Magical MemoryToofiRivellino
2014
Owner Mr Malih L Al Basti.svg Owner J Palmer-Brown.svg Owner Mr J K Shannon.svg
IntrinsicNinjagoAlben Star
2013
Owner Mr George Turner.svg Owner Lol Pratt.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
Rex ImperatorAjjaaddBurwaaz
2012
Owner Mr John Connor.svg Owner Mr John Guest.svg Owner Rei Of Sunshine Partnership.svg
HawkeyethenooImperial GuestLui Rei
2011
Owner Mr Andrew Chandler.svg Owner Mr Ian Hewitson.svg Owner Mr Michael McDonnell.svg
Hoof ItTax FreeMac's Power
2010
Owner Dab Hand Racing.svg Owner Woodgate Family.svg Owner Khalifa Dasmal.svg
Evens And OddsJonny MudballProhibit
2009
Owner Ms Gillian Khosla.svg Owner Dab Hand Racing.svg Owner Rhodes, Kenyon and Gill.svg
GenkiEvens And OddsKnot In Wood
2008
Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg Owner Mr Bernard Kantor.svg Owner Mr James Edgar.svg
ConquestKing's ApostleBorderlescott
2007
Owner Mrs Jan Hopper.svg Owner Border Rail and Plant Limited.svg Owner Rhodes, Kenyon and Gill.svg
ZidaneBorderlescottKnot In Wood
2006
Owner Border Rail and Plant Limited.svg Owner Errigal Racing.svg Owner Mrs Jan Hopper.svg
BorderlescottMutamaredFirenze
2005
Owner Alfi and Partners.svg Owner Mrs Una Towell.svg Owner The Fantasy Fellowship.svg
Gift HorseFonthill RoadFantasy Believer
2004
Owner Mr R A Bernard.svg Owner The Fantasy Fellowship.svg Owner Four M's.svg
Pivotal PointFantasy BelieverHigh Reach
2003
Owner Mr D J Deer.svg Owner The Oak Apple Syndicate.svg Owner Mr Jeremy Gompertz.svg
PatavellianFire Up The BandColonel Cotton
 

The Stewards' Cup is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

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History

For several years in the 1830s the senior steward at Goodwood presented an annual cup to the winner of any race of his choosing. The choice varied each year, and the trophy was awarded for events with distances of up to 1½ miles. A perpetual race for the Stewards' Cup over a sprint distance of 6 furlongs was conceived by Lord George Bentinck in late 1839, and the inaugural running took place the following summer.

The first commercial sponsor of the Stewards' Cup was Spillers, a company associated with the race from 1970 to 1980. The event was backed by the Tote in 1981, and by William Hill from 1982 to 1992.

The race was formerly held on the opening day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting. It was moved to the final day in 1993, and from this point it was sponsored by Vodafone. The sponsorship was taken over by Blue Square in 2007, and in 2013 the race was sponsored by Robins Farm Racing. In 2014 Goodwood announced that 32Red would take over the sponsorship and the race would lose its historic title, being run as the 32Red Cup. [1] The 2015 running was sponsored by Qatar and the name reverted to the Stewards' Cup.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (4 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners since 1978

YearWinnerAgeWeightJockeyTrainer SP Time
1978 Ahonoora 38-00Philip WaldronBrian Swift50/1
1979Standaan37-10Paul Bradwell Clive Brittain 5/1 F
1980Repetitious37-02Tony Clark Guy Harwood 15/1
1981Crews Hill59-09 Greville Starkey Frankie Durr11/1
1982Soba38-04 David Nicholls David Chapman18/1
1983Autumn Sunset38-02 Willie Carson Michael Stoute 6/1 F
1984Petong49-10Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis 8/1 JF
1985Al Trui58-01Michael Wigham Stan Mellor 9/1 F
1986Green Ruby58-12John Williams Toby Balding 20/11:12.80
1987Madraco47-02P. HillPeter Calver50/11:10.24
1988Rotherfield Greys68-08Nigel DayChris Wall14/11:12.84
1989Very Adjacent47-04Dale Gibson Geoff Lewis 12/11:10.60
1990Knight of Mercy49-00Bruce Raymond Richard Hannon Sr. 14/11:10.73
1991Notley48-07Richard Perham Richard Hannon Sr. 14/11:11.62
1992 Lochsong 48-00 Willie Carson Ian Balding 10/11:10.86
1993King's Signet49-10 Willie Carson John Gosden 16/11:15.00
1994For the Present48-03 Jimmy Fortune David Barron16/11:09.58
1995Shikari's Son88-13 Richard Hughes John White40/11:10.86
1996 Coastal Bluff 48-05 Jimmy Fortune David Barron10/1 JF1:10.14
1997 Danetime 38-10 Pat Eddery Neville Callaghan5/1 F1:10.95
1998Superior Premium48-12 Robert Winston Richard Fahey 14/11:10.65
1999Harmonic Way48-06 Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 12/11:10.30
2000Tayseer68-11 Richard Hughes David Nicholls 13/21:10.08
2001Guinea Hunter59-00 Jamie Spencer Tim Easterby 33/11:11.49
2002Bond Boy58-02Chris CatlinBryan Smart14/11:10.87
2003Patavellian58-11 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 4/11:10.43
2004Pivotal Point48-11 Seb Sanders Peter Makin7/1 CF1:10.78
2005Gift Horse59-07 Kieren Fallon David Nicholls 9/21:12.26
2006 Borderlescott 49-05Royston FfrenchRobin Bastiman10/11:09.93
2007Zidane59-01 Jamie Spencer James Fanshawe 6/1 F1:10.50
2008Conquest48-09 Dane O'Neill William Haggas 40/11:11.91
2009Genki59-01 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 14/11:12.28
2010Evens and Odds68-10Billy Cray David Nicholls 20/11:11.55
2011Hoof It4 10-00 Kieren Fallon Mick Easterby 13/2 JF1:09.91
2012Hawkeyethenoo69-09 Graham Lee Jim Goldie9/11:11.27
2013Rex Imperator49-04 Neil Callan William Haggas 12/11:10.35
2014Intrinsic48-11 Richard Hughes Robert Cowell 6/11:10.27
2015Magical Memory38-12 Frankie Dettori Charles Hills6/1 F1:10.28
2016Dancing Star38-12 David Probert Andrew Balding 9/2 F1:09.81
2017Lancelot Du Lac79-05 Frankie Dettori Dean Ivory25/11:12.28
2018Gifted Master59-06 Jason Watson Hugo Palmer20/11:09.56
2019Khaadem39-06 Jim Crowley Charles Hills4/1 F1:09.79
2020Summerghand69-10 Daniel Tudhope David O’Meara22/11:10.83
2021Commanche Falls49-01Connor BeasleyMichael Dods10/11:15.86

Earlier winners

*The 1914 edition was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
During periods of war the race was switched to Newmarket (1915–17 and 1941) and Windsor (1942–45).

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References

  1. Cook, Chris. "Historic Stewards' Cup is renamed as part of bookies sponsorship deal". theguardian.com. Retrieved 3 July 2014.