Tattersalls Gold Cup

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Tattersalls Gold Cup
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1962
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1m 2½f (2,112 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 5 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse 300,000 (2021)
1st: €177,000
Tattersalls Gold Cup
2021
Owner Mrs Thomas Hendron.svg Owner Masaaki Matsushima.svg Owner Three Mile House Partnership.svg
Helvic DreamBroomeTrue Self
Previous years
2020
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg
MagicalSir DragonetSearch For A Song
2019
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner David Spratt.svg
MagicalFlag Of HonourMustajeer
2018
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.svg
Lancaster BomberCliffs Of MoherDefoe
2017
Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs Fitri Hay.svg
Decorated KnightSomehowDeauville
2016
Owner Newtown Anner Stud Farm.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Robert Ng.svg
Fascinating RockFoundSuccess Days
2015
Owner Mr D J Deer.svg Owner Newtown Anner Stud Farm.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.svg
Al KazeemFascinating RockPostponed
2014
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez.svg
Noble MissionMagicianEuphrasia
2013
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Al KazeemCamelotWindsor Palace
2012
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
So You ThinkFamous NameRobin Hood
2011
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
So You ThinkCampanologistFamous Name
2010-2001
2010
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Fame And GloryRechargeChinese White
2009
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Casual ConquestFamous NameLush Lashes
2008
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Duke Of MarmaladeFinsceal BeoRed Rock Canyon
2007
Owner Anthony and David De Rothschild.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Jaber Abdullah.svg
NotnowcatoDylan ThomasYoumzain
2006
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs N O'Callaghan.svg Owner Dr M V O'Brien.svg
Hurricane RunAlexander GoldrunLord Admiral
2005
Owner Mrs Rochelle Quinn.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Grey SwallowBagoAce
2004
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Ms Fiona McStay.svg Owner Fieldspring Racing.svg
PowerscourtLivadiyaNysaean
2003
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg
Black Sam BellamyHighdownNarrative
2002
Owner Lady O'Reilly.svg Owner Satish K Sanan.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
RebellineBachNayef
2001
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner The National Stud.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Fantastic LightGolden SnakeKalanisi
2000-1991
2000
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
MontjeuGreek DanceMutafaweq
1999
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ShivaDaylamiMake No Mistake
1998
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Dr Michael Smurfit.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
DaylamiStage AffairQuws
1997
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Dance DesignOscar SchindlerTaipan
1996
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Definite ArticleTimaridaAnnus Mirabilis
1995
Owner Lucayan Stud.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr W J Gredley.svg
Prince Of AndrosJust HappyEnvironment Friend
1994
Owner Dr Michael Smurfit.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg
Perfect ImposterGeorge AugustusEzzoud
1993
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner J E Mulhern.svg
George AugustusEzzoudApproach The Bench
1992
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Opera HouseZomanStar Of Gdansk
1991
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ZomanTopanooraPanoramic
1990-1988
1990
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BatshoofPirate ArmyGlowing Star
1989
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Ile De ChypreExecutive PerkCarroll House
1988
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Shady HeightsFair JudgmentHazy 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.

Contents

History

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.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (9 wins):

Leading owner since 1980 (10 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners since 1980

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1980Noelino4 Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast Roderic More O'Ferrall2:12.90
1981 Erins Isle 3Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger H. McCaffrey2:17.60
1982 Golden Fleece 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:12.30
1983Evening M'Lord3Stephen CraineP. Prendergast, Jr.S. Threadwell2:20.90
1984Foscarini3Pat ShanahanCon CollinsCharles St George2:06.80
1985Elegant Air4 Lester Piggott Ian Balding Paul Mellon
1986Fair of the Furze4 Willie Carson Liam BrowneSonia Rogers
1987Cockney Lass4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Allen Paulson 2:03.70
1988 Shady Heights 4 Michael Roberts Robert Armstrong George Tong2:08.60
1989 Ile de Chypre 4Tony Clark Guy Harwood Athos Christodoulou2:03.60
1990Batshoof4 Pat Eddery Ben HanburyMuttar Salem2:09.30
1991Zoman4 Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:07.20
1992 Opera House 4 Steve Cauthen Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:06.40
1993George Augustus5 Michael Roberts John Oxx Sheikh Mohammed 2:11.50
1994Perfect Imposter4 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Smurfit 2:23.30
1995Prince of Andros5 Michael Kinane David Loder Lucayan Stud2:04.80
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 Bloodstock2:15.10
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 Deer2:14.48
2014 Noble Mission 5 James Doyle Lady Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:21.71
2015 Al Kazeem 7 James Doyle Roger Charlton John Deer2:13.37
2016 Fascinating Rock 5 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Newton Anner Stud Farm2:20.72
2017 Decorated Knight 5 Andrea Atzeni Roger Charlton Al Homaizi / Al Sagar2:18.03
2018Lancaster Bomber4 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 [lower-alpha 1] 5 Wayne Lordan Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:10.39
2021 Helvic Dream 4 Colin Keane Noel Meade Caroline Hendron & M Cahill2:21.11
  1. The 2020 race was run in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland

Earlier winners

See also

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