Goodwood Cup

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Goodwood Cup
Group 2 race
Location Goodwood Racecourse
W. Sussex, England
Inaugurated 1812
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Artemis
Website Goodwood
Race information
Distance 2 miles (3,219 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Left / right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 5 lb (3yo);
9 st 8 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
4 lb for Group 1 winners *
* since November 1 last year
(2yo wins not penalised)
Purse £120,000 (2014)
1st: £68,052
Goodwood Cup
2014
Royal blue Royal blue, Red cap Turquoise, dark blue cap
Cavalryman Ahzeemah Brown Panther

The Goodwood Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

History[edit]

The first version of the Goodwood Cup was established in 1808, and it was won on three separate occasions by Bucephalus. Its trophy, a silver cup, was awarded permanently to the horse's owner after the third victory. The replacement trophy was a gold cup, and the inaugural running for this took place in 1812. The race was originally contested over 3 miles, but it was later cut to 2 miles and 5 furlongs.

A number of foreign-bred horses won the Goodwood Cup in the mid-19th century. Early winners for France included Jouvence, Monarque and Flageolet, and the United States was represented by Starke. A notable overseas victory came from Kincsem, a Hungarian filly undefeated in a career of fifty-four races.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Goodwood Cup was initially classed at Group 2 level. It was relegated to Group 3 status in 1985. It was shortened by a furlong in 1990, and reduced to its current length the following year. It regained Group 2 status in 1995.

The Goodwood Cup is one of Britain's leading events for "stayers" – horses which specialise in racing over long distances. It is the second leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, preceded by the Gold Cup and followed by the Doncaster Cup.

The race is now held on the third day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Jem RobinsonFleur de Lis (1829), Glencoe (1834), Rockingham (1835), Beggarman (1840), Charles the Twelfth (1842)
  • George FordhamBaroncino (1855), Rogerthorpe (1856), Starke (1861), The Duke (1866), Border Minstrel (1883)
  • Steve DonoghueQueen's Square (1919), Mount Royal (1920), Bucks (1921), Cloudbank (1925), Brown Jack (1930)
  • Lester PiggottGladness (1958), Exar (1960), Proverb (1974), Girandole (1975), Ardross (1981)
  • Pat EdderyErimo Hawk (1972), Valuable Witness (1985), Mazzacano (1989), Sonus (1993), Grey Shot (1996)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • John ScottHornsea (1836), Carew (1837), Charles the Twelfth (1841, 1842), Canezou (1849, 1850), Sweetsauce (1860)


Winners since 1977[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1977 Grey Baron 4 Geoff Lewis Bruce Hobbs P Parnell
1978 Tug of War 5 Brian Rouse Dermot Whelan Y Perry
1979 Le Moss 4 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 4:58.00
1980 Le Moss 5 Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio 4:39.50
1981 Ardross 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Charles St George
1982 Heighlin 6 Steve Cauthen David Elsworth J Burr
1983 Little Wolf 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern Lord Porchester 4:32.30
1984 Gildoran 4 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Robert Sangster
1985 Valuable Witness 5 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Stavros Niarchos
1986 Longboat 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern Dick Hollingsworth 4:46.98
1987 Sergeyevich 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mrs Douglas Riley-Smith 4:30.32
1988 Sadeem 5 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Sheikh Mohammed 4:36.34
1989 Mazzacano 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood A P Ward 4:32.84
1990 Lucky Moon 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk 4:11.75
1991 Further Flight 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills Simon Wingfield Digby 3:28.69
1992 Further Flight 6 Michael Hills Barry Hills Simon Wingfield Digby 3:24.04
1993 Sonus 4 Pat Eddery John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 3:35.36
1994 Tioman Island 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Sultan Ahmad Shah 3:23.57
1995 Double Trigger 4 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Ron Huggins 3:25.86
1996 Grey Shot 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Jeff Smith 3:25.17
1997 Double Trigger 6 Michael Roberts Mark Johnston Ron Huggins 3:24.81
1998 Double Trigger 7 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston Ron Huggins 3:29.19
1999 Kayf Tara 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 3:23.67
2000 Royal Rebel 4 Michael Kinane Mark Johnston Peter Savill 3:31.71
2001 Persian Punch 8 Richard Quinn David Elsworth Jeff Smith 3:27.09
2002 Jardines Lookout 5 Michael Kinane Alan Jarvis Ambrose Turnbull 3:21.63
2003 Persian Punch 10 Martin Dwyer David Elsworth Jeff Smith 3:27.86
2004 Darasim 6 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Markus Graff 3:26.93
2005 Distinction 6 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 3:29.56
2006 Yeats 5 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier & Diane Nagle 3:21.55
2007 Allegretto 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 3:25.61
2008 Yeats 7 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier & Diane Nagle 3:25.75
2009 Schiaparelli 6 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 3:25.18
2010 Illustrious Blue 7 Jim Crowley William Knight Mr & Mrs I H Bendelow 3:22.35
2011 Opinion Poll 5 Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 3:23.85
2012 Saddler's Rock 4 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Michael O'Flynn 3:30.83
2013 Brown Panther 5 Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe A Black & Owen Promotions 3:22.79
2014 Cavalryman 8 Kieren Fallon Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 3:27.07

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1812: Shoestrings
  • 1813: Camerton
  • 1814: Banquo
  • 1815: no race
  • 1816: Scarecrow
  • 1817–24: no race
  • 1825: Cricketer
  • 1826: Stumps
  • 1827: Link Boy
  • 1828: Miss Craven
  • 1829: Fleur de Lis
  • 1830: Fleur de Lis
  • 1831: Priam
  • 1832: Priam
  • 1833: Rubini
  • 1834: Glencoe
  • 1835: Rockingham
  • 1836: Hornsea
  • 1837: Carew
  • 1838: Harkaway
  • 1839: Harkaway
  • 1840: Beggarman
  • 1841: Charles the Twelfth
  • 1842: Charles the Twelfth
  • 1843: Hyllus
  • 1844: Alice Hawthorn
  • 1845: Miss Elis
  • 1846: Grimston
  • 1847: The Hero
  • 1848: Van Tromp
  • 1849: Canezou
  • 1850: Canezou
  • 1851: Nancy
  • 1852: Kingston
  • 1853: Jouvence
  • 1854: Virago
  • 1855: Baroncino
  • 1856: Rogerthorpe
  • 1857: Monarque
  • 1858: Saunterer
  • 1859: The Promised Land
  • 1860: Sweetsauce
  • 1861: Starke
  • 1862: Tim Whiffler
  • 1863: Isoline
  • 1864: Dollar
  • 1865: Ely
  • 1866: The Duke
  • 1867: Vauban
  • 1868: Speculum
  • 1869: Restitution
  • 1870: Siderolite
  • 1871: Shannon
  • 1872: Favonius
  • 1873: Flageolet
  • 1874: Doncaster
  • 1875: Aventuriere
  • 1876: New Holland
  • 1877: Hampton
  • 1878: Kincsem
  • 1879: Isonomy
  • 1880: Dresden China
  • 1881: Madame du Barry
  • 1882: Friday
  • 1883: Border Minstrel
  • 1884: St Simon
  • 1885: Althorp
  • 1886: The Bard
  • 1887: Savile
  • 1888: Rada
  • 1889: Trayles
  • 1890: Philomel
  • 1891: Gonsalvo
  • 1892: Martagon
  • 1893: Barmecide
  • 1894: Kilsallaghan
  • 1895: Florizel II
  • 1896: Count Schomberg
  • 1897: Count Schomberg
  • 1898: King's Messenger
  • 1899: Merman
  • 1900: Mazagan
  • 1901: Fortunatus
  • 1902: Perseus
  • 1903: Rabelais
  • 1904: Saltpetre
  • 1905: Red Robe
  • 1906: Plum Tree
  • 1907: The White Knight
  • 1908: Radium
  • 1909: Carrousel
  • 1910: Magic
  • 1911: Kilbroney
  • 1912: Tullibardine
  • 1913: Catmint
  • 1914: Son-in-Law
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Queen's Square
  • 1920: Mount Royal
  • 1921: Bucks
  • 1922: Flamboyant
  • 1923: Triumph
  • 1924: Teresina
  • 1925: Cloudbank
  • 1926: Glommen
  • 1927: Dark Japan
  • 1928: Kinchinjunga
  • 1929: Old Orkney
  • 1930: Brown Jack
  • 1931: Salmon Leap
  • 1932: Brulette
  • 1933: Sans Peine
  • 1934: Loosestrife
  • 1935: Tiberius
  • 1936: Cecil
  • 1937: Fearless Fox
  • 1938: Epigram
  • 1939: Dubonnet
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Marsyas
  • 1947: Monsieur l'Amiral
  • 1948: Tenerani
  • 1949: Alycidon
  • 1950: Val Drake
  • 1951: Pan
  • 1952: Medway
  • 1953: Souepi
  • 1954: Blarney Stone
  • 1955: Double Bore
  • 1956: Zarathustra
  • 1957: Tenterhooks
  • 1958: Gladness
  • 1959: Dickens
  • 1960: Exar
  • 1961: Predominate
  • 1962: Sagacity
  • 1963: Trelawny
  • 1964: Raise You Ten
  • 1965: Apprentice
  • 1966: Gaulois
  • 1967: Wrekin Rambler
  • 1968: Ovaltine
  • 1969: Richmond Fair
  • 1970: Parthenon
  • 1971: Rock Roi
  • 1972: Erimo Hawk
  • 1973: Proverb
  • 1974: Proverb
  • 1975: Girandole
  • 1976: Mr Bigmore

See also[edit]

References[edit]