|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Curragh Racecourse |
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 2½f (2,112 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Weight||9 st 5 lb |
3 lb for fillies and mares
|Purse|| €300,000 (2021)|
|Helvic Dream||Broome||True Self|
|Magical||Sir Dragonet||Search For A Song|
|Magical||Flag Of Honour||Mustajeer|
|Lancaster Bomber||Cliffs Of Moher||Defoe|
|Fascinating Rock||Found||Success Days|
|Al Kazeem||Fascinating Rock||Postponed|
|Al Kazeem||Camelot||Windsor Palace|
|So You Think||Famous Name||Robin Hood|
|So You Think||Campanologist||Famous Name|
|Fame And Glory||Recharge||Chinese White|
|Casual Conquest||Famous Name||Lush Lashes|
|Duke Of Marmalade||Finsceal Beo||Red Rock Canyon|
|Hurricane Run||Alexander Goldrun||Lord Admiral|
|Black Sam Bellamy||Highdown||Narrative|
|Fantastic Light||Golden Snake||Kalanisi|
|Shiva||Daylami||Make No Mistake|
|Dance Design||Oscar Schindler||Taipan|
|Definite Article||Timarida||Annus Mirabilis|
|Prince Of Andros||Just Happy||Environment Friend|
|Perfect Imposter||George Augustus||Ezzoud|
|George Augustus||Ezzoud||Approach The Bench|
|Opera House||Zoman||Star Of Gdansk|
|Batshoof||Pirate Army||Glowing Star|
|Ile De Chypre||Executive Perk||Carroll House|
|Shady Heights||Fair Judgment||Hazy Bird|
The Tattersalls Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 110 yards (2,112 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.
The event was established in 1962, and it was originally called the Ballymoss Stakes. It was named in honour of Ballymoss, a successful Irish-trained racehorse in the late 1950s. The first two runnings were held at Limerick Junction over 1 mile and 3½ furlongs (1962) and 1 mile and 4 furlongs (1963). During the early part of its history it was open to horses aged three or older.
The race was renamed the Rogers Gold Cup in 1984, and the minimum age was raised to four in 1985. Under the sponsorship of Tattersalls it became known as the Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup, and this was shortened to the present title in 1993. For a period the event held Group 2 status, and it was promoted to Group 1 level in 1999.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
Leading jockey (6 wins):
Leading trainer (9 wins):
Leading owner since 1980 (10 wins):(includes part ownership)
|1980||Noelino||4||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||Roderic More O'Ferrall||2:12.90|
|1981||Erins Isle||3||Declan Gillespie||Jim Bolger||H. McCaffrey||2:17.60|
|1982||Golden Fleece||3||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||2:12.30|
|1983||Evening M'Lord||3||Stephen Craine||P. Prendergast, Jr.||S. Threadwell||2:20.90|
|1984||Foscarini||3||Pat Shanahan||Con Collins||Charles St George||2:06.80|
|1985||Elegant Air||4||Lester Piggott||Ian Balding||Paul Mellon|
|1986||Fair of the Furze||4||Willie Carson||Liam Browne||Sonia Rogers|
|1987||Cockney Lass||4||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Allen Paulson||2:03.70|
|1988||Shady Heights||4||Michael Roberts||Robert Armstrong||George Tong||2:08.60|
|1989||Ile de Chypre||4||Tony Clark||Guy Harwood||Athos Christodoulou||2:03.60|
|1990||Batshoof||4||Pat Eddery||Ben Hanbury||Muttar Salem||2:09.30|
|1991||Zoman||4||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||Prince Fahd bin Salman||2:07.20|
|1992||Opera House||4||Steve Cauthen||Michael Stoute||Sheikh Mohammed||2:06.40|
|1993||George Augustus||5||Michael Roberts||John Oxx||Sheikh Mohammed||2:11.50|
|1994||Perfect Imposter||4||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||Michael Smurfit||2:23.30|
|1995||Prince of Andros||5||Michael Kinane||David Loder||Lucayan Stud||2:04.80|
|1996||Definite Article||4||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:08.90|
|1997||Dance Design||4||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:05.60|
|1998||Daylami||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:06.30|
|1999||Shiva||4||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||Niarchos Family||2:10.20|
|2000||Montjeu||4||Michael Kinane||John Hammond||Michael Tabor||2:13.30|
|2001||Fantastic Light||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:13.40|
|2002||Rebelline||4||Declan McDonogh||Kevin Prendergast||Lady O'Reilly||2:22.20|
|2003||Black Sam Bellamy||4||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||Michael Tabor||2:14.80|
|2004||Powerscourt||4||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||Sue Magnier||2:11.00|
|2005||Grey Swallow||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Murry Rose Bloodstock||2:15.10|
|2006||Hurricane Run||4||Kieren Fallon||André Fabre||Michael Tabor||2:26.40|
|2007||Notnowcato||5||Johnny Murtagh||Sir Michael Stoute||A. & D. de Rothschild||2:16.20|
|2008||Duke of Marmalade||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||2:15.77|
|2009||Casual Conquest||4||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Moyglare Stud Farm||2:26.45|
|2010||Fame and Glory||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:13.57|
|2011||So You Think||5||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Derrick Smith et al.||2:14.08|
|2012||So You Think||6||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Derrick Smith et al.||2:15.60|
|2013||Al Kazeem||5||James Doyle||Roger Charlton||John Deer||2:14.48|
|2014||Noble Mission||5||James Doyle||Lady Cecil||Khalid Abdullah||2:21.71|
|2015||Al Kazeem||7||James Doyle||Roger Charlton||John Deer||2:13.37|
|2016||Fascinating Rock||5||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Newton Anner Stud Farm||2:20.72|
|2017||Decorated Knight||5||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Charlton||Al Homaizi / Al Sagar||2:18.03|
|2018||Lancaster Bomber||4||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:14.05|
|2019||Magical||4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:13.85|
|2020||Magical||5||Wayne Lordan||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||2:10.39|
|2021||Helvic Dream||4||Colin Keane||Noel Meade||Caroline Hendron & M Cahill||2:21.11|
The Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.
Aidan Patrick O'Brien is an Irish horse racing trainer. Since 1996, he has been the private trainer at Ballydoyle Stables near Rosegreen in County Tipperary for John Magnier and his Coolmore Stud associates.
Vincent O'Brien was an Irish race horse trainer from Churchtown, County Cork, Ireland. In 2003 he was voted the greatest influence in horse racing history in a worldwide poll hosted by the Racing Post. In earlier Racing Post polls he was voted the best ever trainer of national hunt and of flat racehorses. He trained six horses to win the Epsom Derby, won three Grand Nationals in succession and trained the only British Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky, since the Second World War. He was twice British champion trainer in flat racing and also twice in national hunt racing; the only trainer in history to have been champion under both rules. Aidan O'Brien took over the Ballydoyle stables after his retirement.
Hurricane Run (2002–2016) was a world champion Irish-bred thoroughbred racehorse. He was the second French-trained horse, after his sire Montjeu to win both the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Montjeu was an Irish-bred, French-trained thoroughbred horse racing racehorse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from September 1998 to November 2000 he ran sixteen times and won eleven races. After winning twice as a juvenile, he was the outstanding European racehorse of 1999, winning the Prix du Jockey Club, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Four more victories in 2000 included the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was then retired to stud where he proved to be an outstanding sire of winners.
Ballymoss (1954–1979) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. In a racing career that lasted from 1956 until November 1958, he ran seventeen times and won eight races. In 1957, he became the first horse trained in Ireland to win the St Leger. The following season, he was Europe's leading middle-distance horse, winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
The Mooresbridge Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at the Curragh in early May.
Duke of Marmalade is a retired Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and active sire. He is best known for winning five consecutive Group One races in 2008, for which he was named European Champion Older Horse. Upon retirement at the end of the 2008 racing season he stood as a stallion for Coolmore Stud, being moved between stud farms in Ireland and Australia. In July 2014 he was sold and relocated to Drakenstein Stud in South Africa where he currently stands.
Mutafaweq is a Thoroughbred racehorse who raced successfully in England, Germany, and Canada.
Leading Light is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. As a two-year-old, he was well-beaten in his first race before winning a maiden race. In 2013, he established himself as a leading stayer, winning his first four races, including the Gallinule Stakes, the Queen's Vase, and the classic St Leger Stakes. As a four-year-old, he won the Vintage Crop Stakes before winning the Ascot Gold Cup.
The 2008 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was a horse race held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 26 July 2008. It was the 58th King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
The Alleged Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at the Curragh in April.
Churchill is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. He was rated the best two-year-old colt in Europe in 2016, winning five of his six races including the Chesham Stakes, Tyros Stakes, Futurity Stakes, National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes. On his three-year-old debut he won the 2000 Guineas and followed up with a second Classic victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Colorspin was a French-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She showed great promise as a two-year-old in 1985 when she won both of her races in convincing fashion. In the following year she finished third in the Musidora Stakes and fourth in The Oaks before recording her biggest success with an easy win in the Irish Oaks. She was beaten in her two remaining starts and was retired racing at the end of the year.
Bracelet is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. She won the second of her two starts as a two-year-old in 2013 and developed into a top-class filly in the following year, taking the Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial and Ribblesdale Stakes. She recorded her biggest victory on her sixth and final appearance when she won the Irish Oaks. She was retired from racing at the end of the season and became a broodmare for the Coolmore Stud.
Rekindling is a British-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred racehorse, who won the 2017 Melbourne Cup. After winning once from three starts in 2016 he developed into a high-class staying colt in the following year, winning the Ballysax Stakes and Curragh Cup as well as producing several good efforts in defeat including a second place in the Irish St Leger Trial Stakes and fourth-place finishes in the Dante Stakes and the St Leger Stakes. In November 2017 he became the youngest horse in 76 years to win the Melbourne Cup.
Magical is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse who excelled over middle distances and was rated in the top twenty racehorses in the world in 2018 and 2019. She showed considerable ability as a juvenile in 2017, winning the Debutante Stakes and finishing second in the Moyglare Stud Stakes as well as running fourth in both the Prix Marcel Boussac and the Fillies' Mile. In the following year she won the Kilboy Estate Stakes but did not produce her best form until autumn when she took the British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes and was narrowly beaten in the Breeders' Cup Turf. In 2019 she won the Alleged Stakes, Mooresbridge Stakes, Tattersalls Gold Cup, Irish Champion Stakes and Champion Stakes as well as finishing second in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, Eclipse Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks. As a five-year-old she was as good as ever, winning the Pretty Polly Stakes and recording repeat victories in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the Irish Champion Stakes as well as being placed in the International Stakes, Champion Stakes, Breeders' Cup Turf and Hong Kong Cup.
Search For A Song is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse best known for her performances over extended distances. After being unraced as a juvenile she won on her racecourse debut in 2019 and finished fourth in the Irish Oaks before going on to win the Galtres Stakes and the Irish St Leger. In 2020 she won a second Irish St Leger as well as finishing second in the British Champions Long Distance Cup and third in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.
Champers Elysees is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. She showed modest racing ability as a juvenile in 2019 when she won one minor race from five attempts. In the following year she made rapid progress, winning her first four races including the Corrib Fillies Stakes, Fairy Bridge Stakes and Matron Stakes.
Helvic Dream is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse. He won two minor races as a two-year-old in 2019 and made steady progress in the following year, taking the Group 3 International Stakes. In the spring of 2021 he made further improvement, finishing second in the Mooresbridge Stakes before winning the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup.