Ascot Gold Cup


Ascot Gold Cup

__NOTOC__Turf race infobox
class = Group 1
horse race = Ascot Gold Cup


caption = "The Ascot Gold Cup, 1834" by James Pollard
location = Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, Berkshire
inaugurated = 1807
race type = Thoroughbred - Flat race
website = [http://www.ascot.co.uk/aboasc/aboasc_his.html Ascot Racecourse]
distance = 2½ miles (4,023 metres)
track = Turf, right-handed
qualification = Four-years-old and up
weight = Assigned
purse = £250,000 "(2008)"
bonuses =
The Ascot Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom open to thoroughbreds which are four-years-old or above. It is run over a distance of 2½ miles (4,023 metres) at Ascot Racecourse, and it takes place annually in June.

First run in 1807, the Gold Cup is traditionally held on Ladies' Day (day three) at Royal Ascot and is the feature event of the five-day racing festival.

Both Sagaro and Yeats have recorded three victories in the race and there have also been a number of two-time winners. These include Touchstone, Le Moss, Ardross, Prince Palatine, Gildoran and Kayf Tara. Renowned jockey Lester Piggott won the race eleven times.

Together with the 2¼ mile (3,621 m) Doncaster Cup and 2 mile (3,219 metres) Goodwood Cup, the Ascot Gold Cup is part of Britain's "Stayers' Triple Crown" for horses capable of running longer distances. Only six horses have ever swept the series; Le Moss is the only horse to do it twice.

When Royal Ascot was temporarily moved to York Racecourse in 2005, the course had to be modified to allow the Gold Cup and other long distance races to be possible.

In 1970 Rosemary Lomax became the first woman trainer to ever win the Ascot Gold Cup.Lester Piggott earned the first of his eleven wins when he captured the 1957 race aboard Zarathustra.

Winners since 1950

note label|1971/72|1|1 Rock Roi twice finished first but was disqualified – for testing positive for bute (1971) and for interference (1972).
note label|1988|2|2 Royal Gait finished first in 1988 but was relegated to last place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
note label|2005|3|3 The 2005 race took place at York Racecourse.

Earlier winners


* 1807 - Master Jackey
* 1808 - Brighton
* 1809 - Anderida
* 1810 - Loiterer
* 1811 - Jannette
* 1812 - Flash
* 1813 - Lutzen
* 1814 - Pranks
* 1815 - Aladdin
* 1816 - Anticipation
* 1817 - Sir Richard
* 1818 - Belville
* 1819 - Anticipation
* 1820 - Champignon
* 1821 - Banker
* 1822 - Sir Hildebrand
* 1823 - Marcellus
* 1824 - Bizarre
* 1825 - Bizarre
* 1826 - Chateau Margaux
* 1827 - Memnon
* 1828 - Bobadilla
* 1829 - Zinganee
* 1830 - Lucetta
* 1831 - Cetus
* 1832 - Camarine
* 1833 - Galata
* 1834 - Glaucus
* 1835 - Glencoe
* 1836 - Touchstone
* 1837 - Touchstone
* 1838 - Grey Momus
* 1839 - Caravan
* 1840 - St. Francis
* 1841 - Lanercost
* 1842 - Beeswing
* 1843 - Ralph
* 1844 - The Emperor
* 1845 - The Emperor
* 1846 - Alarm
* 1847 - The Hero
* 1848 - The Hero
* 1849 - Van Tromp
* 1850 - The Flying Dutchman
* 1851 - Woolwich
* 1852 - Joe Miller
* 1853 - Teddington
* 1854 - West Australian


* 1855 - Fandango
* 1856 - Winkfield
* 1857 - Skirmisher
* 1858 - Fisherman
* 1859 - Fisherman
* 1860 - Rupee
* 1861 - Thormanby
* 1862 - Asteroid
* 1863 - Buckstone
* 1864 - The Scottish Chief
* 1865 - Ely
* 1866 - Gladiateur
* 1867 - Lecturer
* 1868 - Blue Gown
* 1869 - Brigantine
* 1870 - Sabinus
* 1871 - Mortemer
* 1872 - Henry
* 1873 - Cremorne
* 1874 - Boiard
* 1875 - Doncaster
* 1876 - Apology
* 1877 - Petrarch
* 1878 - Verneuil
* 1879 - Isonomy
* 1880 - Isonomy
* 1881 - Robert the Devil
* 1882 - Foxhall
* 1883 - Tristan
* 1884 - St. Simon
* 1885 - St. Gatien
* 1886 - Althorp
* 1887 - Bird of Freedom
* 1888 - Timothy
* 1889 - Trayles
* 1890 - Gold
* 1891 - Morion
* 1892 - Buccaneer
* 1893 - Marcion
* 1894 - La Fleche
* 1895 - Isinglass
* 1896 - Love Wisely
* 1897 - Persimmon
* 1898 - Elf II
* 1899 - Cyllene
* 1900 - Merman
* 1901 - Santoi
* 1902 - William the Third


* 1903 - Maximum II
* 1904 - Throwaway
* 1905 - Zinfandel
* 1906 - Bachelor's Button
* 1907 - The White Knight
* 1908 - The White Knight
* 1909 - Bomba
* 1910 - Bayardo
* 1911 - Willonyx
* 1912 - Prince Palatine
* 1913 - Prince Palatine
* 1914 - Aleppo
* 1915–16 - "no race"
* 1917 - Gay Crusader
* 1918 - Gainsborough
* 1919 - By Jingo
* 1920 - Tangiers
* 1921 - Periosteum
* 1922 - Golden Myth
* 1923 - Happy Man
* 1924 - Massine
* 1925 - Santorb
* 1926 - Solario
* 1927 - Foxlaw
* 1928 - Invershin
* 1929 - Invershin
* 1930 - Bosworth
* 1931 - Trimdon
* 1932 - Trimdon
* 1933 - Foxhunter
* 1934 - Felicitation
* 1935 - Tiberius
* 1936 - Quashed
* 1937 - Precipitation
* 1938 - Flares
* 1939 - Flyon
* 1940 - "no race"
* 1941 - Finnis
* 1942 - Owen Tudor
* 1943 - Ujiji
* 1944 - Umiddad
* 1945 - Ocean Swell
* 1946 - Caracalla
* 1947 - Souverain
* 1948 - Arbar
* 1949 - Alycidon

References

* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/index.php?search_bar=stakes&query_type=stakes&field=view&id=101 PedigreeQuery.com]
* Racing Post:
** [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=91378&r_date=1988-6-16 1988] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=95613&r_date=1989-6-22 1989] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=100096&r_date=1990-6-21 1990] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=104891&r_date=1991-6-20 1991] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=109644&r_date=1992-6-18 1992] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=114669&r_date=1993-6-17 1993] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=119789&r_date=1994-6-16 1994] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=125323&r_date=1995-6-22 1995] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=201650&r_date=1996-6-20 1996] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=236838&r_date=1997-6-19 1997]
** [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=250377&r_date=1998-6-18 1998] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=265141&r_date=1999-6-17 1999] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=279691&r_date=2000-6-22 2000] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=299542&r_date=2001-6-21 2001] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=314768&r_date=2002-6-20 2002] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=330973&r_date=2003-6-19 2003] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=349239&r_date=2004-6-17 2004] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=381949&r_date=2005-6-16 2005] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=405936&r_date=2006-6-22 2006] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=429756&r_date=2007-6-21 2007]
** [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=454536&r_date=2008-6-19 2008]
* [http://www.tbheritage.com/TurfHallmarks/racecharts/ascotgoldcup.html tbheritage.com]

ee also

* Horseracing in Great Britain
* List of British flat horse races


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