Tattersalls Gold Cup

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Tattersalls Gold Cup
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 1962
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 2½f (2,112 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse 210,000 (2014)
1st: €130,200
Tattersalls Gold Cup
2014
Emerald green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap
Noble Mission Magician Euphrasia

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Michael KinaneCockney Lass (1987), Prince of Andros (1995), Definite Article (1996), Dance Design (1997), Montjeu (2000), Black Sam Bellamy (2003)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienBlack Sam Bellamy (2003), Powerscourt (2004), Duke of Marmalade (2008), Fame and Glory (2010), So You Think (2011, 2012)

Leading owner since 1980 (7 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • Michael TaborMontjeu (2000), Black Sam Bellamy (2003), Hurricane Run (2006), Duke of Marmalade (2008), Fame and Glory (2010), So You Think (2011, 2012)

Winners since 1980[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
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 D J Deer 2:14.48
2014 Noble Mission 5 James Doyle Lady Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:21.71

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1962: T V
  • 1963: Nardoo
  • 1964: Glenrowan
  • 1965: Hardicanute
  • 1966: Radbrook
  • 1967: White Gloves
  • 1968: Candy Cane
  • 1969: Selko
  • 1970: Eucalyptus
  • 1971: Rarity
  • 1972: Assertive
  • 1973: Cavo Doro
  • 1974: Bog Road
  • 1975: Hurry Harriet
  • 1976: Yankee Gold
  • 1977: Yankee Gold
  • 1978: Exdirectory
  • 1979: Dickens Hill

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